[CentOS] OT: laptop recommendations for CentOS6

Sat Aug 17 17:05:44 UTC 2013
Ljubomir Ljubojevic <centos at plnet.rs>

On 08/17/2013 06:42 PM, Andrew Wyatt wrote:
> On Sat, Aug 17, 2013 at 11:37 AM, carlopmart <carlopmart at gmail.com> wrote:
>> On 17/08/13 12:03, Eliezer Croitoru wrote:
>>> Hey there,
>>> CentOS is using what kernel? 2.x??
>>> which was not designed to work with newer hardware but Fedora works fine
>>> with it.
>>> If you need specific functions like EMAIL WEB etc take a look at the
>>> latest stable Fedora and go back one version and test it.
>>> I am using Fedora(18) on a very old MSI (5 years or more) and it works
>>> nice but not as fast as newer basic desktop corei3.
>>> I assume that Fedora will work on basic laptop chipsets.
>>> they do have compatibly list:
>>> http://wiki.centos.org/AdditionalResources/HardwareList
>>> http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/HCL/Machines/Laptops
>>> if you can know what is the chipset on each card like atheros broadcom
>>> intel nvidia ati etc you can make sure that the OS will work with it.
>>> my desktop has a ATI card so it's suppose to be compatible with Fedora.
>>> Did you considered other OS for the machine?
>> Fedora is not an option for me, due to:
>> - It is a bleeding-edge distro (stability is most important)
>> - VMware Workstation doesn't works out of the box
>> - EOL for every release is too short
>> If I can't install CentOS, the other only OS option is Debian.
> There are a few repos out there with kernel 3.4.x for CentOS 6 including
> the CentOS Xen-c6 repo (http://dev.centos.org/centos/6/xen-c6/x86_64/RPMS/) and
> my personal repo at SF (http://sourceforge.net/projects/fuduntu-el/).
> Kernel 3.4 may give you the support you need, and also keep compatibility
> with VMWare Workstation.  Worth evaluating before giving up.

ElRepo has 3.10 kernels.

Ljubomir Ljubojevic
(Love is in the Air)
PL Computers
Serbia, Europe

StarOS, Mikrotik and CentOS/RHEL/Linux consultant