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Posted by: Anonymous [ip: 195.252.92.138] on July 17, 2008 10:26 AM
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I really miss it on my laptop, which I had to switch to Ubuntu because of superior hardware support.

How come? I thought all linux distributions uses linux kernel, right? There is nothing superior there, kernel is just kernel. You just failed to setup it right. You have to know what hardware you have and what are all those options in kernel.
I use gentoo for years now and that will not change, but I have to say that Arch is great, compared to gentoo it seems a litlle primitive but I was very pleased when I installed it and configured in less than 2h, with gentoo that will be 1day (if not some old hardware). But then again with gentoo and arch you only have to install your system once and update later! I tried ubuntu last year I think, it didn't lasted one day , when I saw what steps I have to perform in order to just compile my own kernel i wipe it from my hard drive.

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