• Re: The Free Software Approved OS

    From Deavmi@VERT/EWBBS to physalis17 on Sat Nov 19 20:47:38 2016
    On 2015-08-20 06:43 AM, physalis17 wrote:
    Have any of you guys used any of the FSF approved GNU/Linux operating systems?
    I tried to use Trisquel and I had problems with Broadcom drivers since there weren't any free drivers at the time.

    Right now I am using a xubuntu. I'm thinking of trying out an FSF free OS. I am using a Lenovo Thinkpad R60 and I have noticed that my hardware is alot more
    compatible with GNU/Linux. Just looking for anyone's experience with these OS.

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    Yes, I use Trisquel GNU/Linux and it is great! :)

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  • From Deavmi@VERT/EWBBS to Angrypunk on Sat Nov 19 20:48:07 2016
    On 2015-08-18 03:21 AM, Angrypunk wrote:
    Re: The Free Software Approved OS
    By: physalis17 to ALL on Thu Aug 20 2015 12:43 am

    Have any of you guys used any of the FSF approved GNU/Linux operating system
    I tried to use Trisquel and I had problems with Broadcom drivers since there
    weren't any free drivers at the time.

    That's usually the problem with these FSF approved distros. Hardware support is
    going to be hit or miss for things like 3d acceleration and wifi chipsets.

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    Angrypunk

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    Thankfully my wifi and ethernet are supported.

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  • From Deavmi@VERT/EWBBS to Poindexter Fortran on Sat Nov 19 20:49:38 2016
    On 2015-08-21 01:31 AM, Poindexter Fortran wrote:
    Re: The Free Software Approved OS
    By: physalis17 to ALL on Thu Aug 20 2015 12:43 am

    Right now I am using a xubuntu. I'm thinking of trying out an FSF free OS.
    I am using a Lenovo Thinkpad R60 and I have noticed that my hardware is alot more compatible with GNU/Linux. Just looking for anyone's experience
    with these OS.

    I don't think you will have many driver compatibility issues with an old Thinkpad. I've had a T42, T43, T60, X60 and now a T410 and they all work well with most modern linuces. I've run X/Lubuntu, mostly -- first because of hardware limitations, but later I grew to like LXDE. It reminds me of old Ubuntu.

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    I must say, my machine is not an old machine like a Thinkpad of "back in
    the days" is and I have my ethernet jack and wifi adapter (wifi card
    persay) working on Trisquel.

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