[ubuntu-uk] Distro hopping / Laptop running hot
phillw at ubuntu.com
Sun Jan 9 03:26:50 UTC 2011
Try Lubuntu ;)
lean, mean, keen and green in terms of keeping things cool. Afterall, we
cannot have the penguin melting the snow!!
On 8 January 2011 21:22, Steve Fisher <xirconuk at gmail.com> wrote:
> My laptop is running hot so I have spent the last couple of weeks
> distro-hopping on my new Dell Inspiron N5010 laptop to have a look at the
> Mandriva - I am a refugee from Mandriva, looking bad over on the forums,
> hardly any one there! Worked well, hardware recognised (and I know what I
> am doing!)
> Fedora - didn't like it, could fry an egg on my trackpad!
> PCLinuxOS - Forum full of rabid fan boys, it didn't work well at all.
> Linux Mint Debian - very, very impressed! Probably going to stick with
> this on the laptop. Rolling distro, attractive and the forums are friendly
> and helpful. Cpufreq didn't run out of the box and the Debian methods of
> doing things are not as straight forward as Ubuntu, but it just feels right.
> Still got a huge learning curve, moving from a RPM based distro to a DEB
> based. But very impressed.
> So I now have 4 machines on 4 different distros!!
> Have I missed any distro worth investigating?
> Had to really throttle back my core i5 processor to stop it running too
> hot, going to take it to bits in them morning to check the fans and the
> seating of the heatsink as the machine was knocked over by the dog a couple
> of weeks ago.
> ubuntu-uk at lists.ubuntu.com
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