posted on Oct, 10 2014 @ 12:51 PM
a reply to: eriktheawful
Been testing quite a few different Debian GNU/Linux distros over the past 10 years. Mostly on laptops. Some distros work on some hardware flawlessly,
but it has been a hazzle to find the right "match", with one exeption; Linux Mint wich seem to work on the lot.
Since Mint 9 I've had no reason to change to any other. Tested a few (Ubuntu, Xubuntu, Peppermint, Zen, #!... but always went back to Mint. Now using
17 with the Cinnamon 32-bit desktop on a Sony Vaio with Intel Core i5-2410M CPU @ 2.30GHz x 2, 4GiB RAM and NVIDIA graphics (GeForce GT 540M). Very
stable, very fast, very pretty.
Found the 32bit versions of most distros to be more stable than 64bit, so I suggest you go for the 32bit if you're going to try it out. Exept perhaps
if you have more than 4GiB of RAM...but that's a different topic in it self
All my software works just as it's supposed, including browser-stuff like Netflix and other streaming services.
Please share your experiences if you decide to give it a spin!
edit on 10-10-2014 by puolikuu because: spellign...