Adventures in Linux
Jul 22, 2008 at 1:21 PM Post #46 of 51

Originally Posted by psyllium /img/forum/go_quote.gif
Hmmm I'm going to have to try Mint I think.

I have Ubuntu 7.10 sitting relatively idle at the moment - somehow Vista has tempted me to the dark side... quite sad. I think it's due to the battery performance *sigh*

That is unfortunately very true, the only thing linux has always let me down on is battery life.
On vista I can go down to 17~18W if I really want to powersave, on Fedora I cannot go below 20W, regular web browsing fires it to 23W vs 20 on vista. Putting the cpu at min freq killing wifi, most services and even X altogether, and it doesn't go any lower.
Jul 22, 2008 at 6:58 PM Post #47 of 51

Originally Posted by wap32 /img/forum/go_quote.gif
It still doesn't, but there is a closed-source Creative driver.

Which is 64-bit only.

EDIT: 32-bit is out too I guess. I can't get it to work though.
Jul 22, 2008 at 11:18 PM Post #48 of 51
I tried mint and really liked it. A refreshing alternative to ubuntu...

Unfortunately it didn't like me.
Jul 23, 2008 at 1:20 AM Post #50 of 51
Haha. Good that your trying out Linux. I've got 100% experience in that area because I'm a fellow hacker
. Ubuntu is okay as a Windows replacement (kinda) but me and my FreeBSD are one.

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