Laptops with Slackware/Salix

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konstantin4o
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Laptops with Slackware/Salix

Post by konstantin4o » 8. May 2017, 11:03

I have tried Linux distributions like CentOS, Xubuntu, openSUSE, ... and recently bought a new Dell Inspiron 5559 offered on Bulgarian market. As expected these machines when pre-installed with Linux are shipped with Ubuntu Linux (Unity desktop). That environment is not very popular/loved in BG. Particular laptop has parameters like:
15,6 inch FullHD mate display, dual core Intel Core i7-6500U 2,5GHz, AMD Radeon R5 M335, 2TB 5400 rpm HDD, 16GB RAM, ...
I downloaded Live DVD with Salix 14.2 x86_64 with Xfce. Tried it out and was surprised to find out that my lan and wlan components was recognized (as far as I remember they are Realtek). I installed the live distribution and I am very happy with the programs packed with this release (LibreOffice, Firefox, Transmission, ...). Gslap and Sorcery are working as expected - I even found and installed pdf-reader with form-filling capabilities - the excellent MasterPDF. Repositories are full with useful software.
And Xfce is very nice - I tuned it to look like Windows 95/98 classic interface.
I didn't believe that it could be possible to install this wonderful distro on a brand new Dell shipped with Unity preinstalled Ubuntu Linux.
Guys, you should contact with Dell - I think their laptops could be offered with Salix 14.2 on the European market, at least.

--Sofia, Bulgaria, EU.

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Re: Laptops with Slackware/Salix

Post by Papasot » 8. May 2017, 12:18

I'm not surprised Salix was installed on your new laptop without issues. I tried it on several laptops and had the same pleasant experience.
Not only that, but also, If you got any old computers, don't think they are useless now. Try installing Salix there too. You will be surprised how well it runs on really old systems (and still looks good as well).

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Re: Laptops with Slackware/Salix

Post by reedych » 8. May 2017, 16:06

Only Slackware/Salix works on my notebook more from 6 month. Other systems glitch.

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Re: Laptops with Slackware/Salix

Post by ChuangTzu » 8. May 2017, 21:26

konstantin4o wrote: Guys, you should contact with Dell - I think their laptops could be offered with Salix 14.2 on the European market, at least.
I think someone would have better success doing this in a local market with either custom built or refurbished computers. Dell and the big boys want standard systems with corporate sponsorship ie: big money support contracts/license deals.

gapan, any objections to someone doing that?
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Re: Laptops with Slackware/Salix

Post by gapan » 8. May 2017, 22:37

No, none at all.
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