Posted by: Anonymous
on June 28, 2008 03:01 PM
I tried a number of different distros on my laptop. I tried Ubuntu but had nothing but problems with sound and video, so I tried Fedora and was mostly happy. However, I still had some issues - no show stoppers, but minor annoyances. Luckily I found Mepis. The Mepis developers goal is to have a distro that just works, and that it does. No video, sound, or other problems - it just works, and well.
My last, major, annoyance with all linux distros is the lack of solution to handle multiple wireless profiles. With my Dell Inspiron running XP, I have numerous wireless profiles setup, and when I move to a different wireless network XP automatically selects the proper profile - this just isn't so with Linux. I've tried a couple of the purported available solutions but they just don't work well, at least on Mepis, and I'm unwilling to switch to a distro other than Mepis, and have to deal with the other annoyances again, just to get this ability.
Personally, from a notebook users standpoint, the lack of coherent, viable wireless profile solution that just works is a major drawback to using Linux on a mobile platform