[SATLUG] New Laptop

Daniel J. Givens daniel at rugmonster.org
Thu Feb 28 08:22:43 CST 2008


phn1x wrote:
> But.... Ubuntu works with everything!
> 
> How does it hold up to Slackware, or Freebsd? This is why i'm ticket off. My
> Acer works just fine, no problems with Ubuntu. As does Every other
> computer... But when you start loading other distro's, it get's messy :/

Ubuntu, Slackware, Mandriva, Fedora, Gentoo... they all run the Linux
kernel. If one distro works on a system, they can all work on that
system. Distro A might have some third party patches applied that distro
B doesn't or it might have a newer version of the kernel, but this is
all open source stuff. If you're having problem with hardware that works
on one distro and not on another, blame your distro and either look at
submitting a bug and fix or move to another distro that does work
out-of-the-box.

As for FreeBSD, it's not Linux, has an entirely different kernel and
hardware support differs. If you've absolutely got to have it and it
doesn't run on your hardware, you could always run it under [Insert
Virtualization Product of Choice] on Linux.

Regards,
Daniel


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