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  • I've had good experiences with NetBSD for desktop use, and some success with laptops. Certainly, hardware coverage is spotty. But I haven't had any panics since the NFS bugs that shipped in 1.6.0 (which were quickly fixed on the netbsd-1-6 branch). I understand that xorg is in pkgsrc, but I haven't tried using it, as XFree86 4.X works fine on my hardware.

    And I agree that NetBSD is nice in that it doesn't bury everything under layers and layers of buggy, undocumented shell scripts.

    But perhaps really what
  • I was quite successful with gentoo on my last laptop. Everything works (and that includes WLAN and Suspend to Disk/RAM).
  • I thought the latest version dealt with stability issues. I know the one before last they changed some stuff and yeah it was a little unstable. i haven't *used* the latest version of FreeBSD but that is what I read.
  • I thought Knoppix was a repackaged version of debian.

    Any luck with installing solaris?

    • Yeah, Knoppix is repackaged Debian, but since a pile of software is installed, I don't have to think about it, just pretend it's a lab machine or something.

      Haven't tried Solaris and I consider it bloatware. That and I'm annoyed at them for the whole switching from BSD to SysV thing.

      Updates: OpenBSD does have ACPI (APM wasn't working in this version of Phoenix BIOS -- I blame Phoenix, not OpenBSD -- the whole everyone-breaks-APM-as-ACPI-comes-out-and-Windows-magically-knows-how-to-use-eve ry-broken-A
  • There's always Open Solaris...?

    Never tried it, but hey, it's Solaris...