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Fedora Laptop configs....

robert.sarao at wrote:
> Hi...
> My son is changing over one of my laptops to Fedora Core 5. He is a
> business student so he doesn't need programming stuff more like
> MS-Office stuff... He is also attempting to put this on a wireless
> network.
> I just need opinions, is this the best OS for a Pentium 2 with 300 mg
> of memory.. 

Just so you don't get your hopes up: OpenOffice will not be blindingly
fast on that machine...especially when trying to do extremely
complicated powerpoint/impress presentations.

> And does anyone have any pointers to good web sites to
> find information on this and the wireless connectivity..?

Your biggest issue is probably getting drivers for your wireless card.
Linux support for wireless cards is wildly varying, and in the worst
case you have to know what chipset your card uses (note that "Orinoco"
cards were sold with two completely different chipsets, and they didn't
even change the model number).

As for links:
Search for "Hardware"

Most of the software (besides drivers) listed there is probably
unnecessary if you use a modern desktop distro (which Fedora 5 is),
since all the WLAN configuration software you need is included already.


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