srg86 wrote:Trying Kubuntu 11.04 here, on my laptop at the moment. This is the first version of *buntu that works on this HP G62 with Arrandale graphics at all. So far so okay, it does seem to work but I have noticed a few lockups and kernel panics so far though seemingly at random. I'm going to carry on trying it out for now, hopefully it will improve with updates, otherwise I'll take this laptop back to openSUSE.
The next machine I will run it on is my Main machine (see sig), I've heard there's some lockup problems with konsole and gnome's terminal when trying to resize them with the latest nVidia drivers (main work around is to downgrade to earlier ones it seems). I'll be giving that a go in the next few days.
Not to derail this thread, but Debian/Ubuntu is what made desktop linux a reality for me, never found it too pleasant of experience otherwise. I did use Slackware and others quite a lot for server-oriented stuff. I tried the latest Fedora a while back, and it seemed to be fairly decent, but raised the question for me (unless this has been addressed): How on earth can anyone stand using an RPM based distro anymore? There seemed to be no good gui tool for searching for packages - can only install stuff if you know what it's called? Maybe that's just noob-itis, but the other issue was, GOOD GRAVY THIS THING TAKES FOREVER TO UPDATE! I've heard there is some (very good features) that RPM has versus DEB, but I can't bloody stand it. That said, I haven't used Suse in ages, so I don't know how much they have in common other than RPM package management.