| 3:21 am on May 31, 2002 (gmt 0)|
I've installed Mandrake on a Sony laptop without any problems.
| 4:56 am on May 31, 2002 (gmt 0)|
Check out the listing for your laptop about half way down on this page [mandrakeuser.org]. It says that Mandrake 8.1 installed without much fuss. I am not sure about the other major distros, but they are likely to be compatible as well.
| 6:00 am on May 31, 2002 (gmt 0)|
I have red hat running on an old Toshiba 410cdt, everything works except the sound. Even an old Caldera Linux version was running on it a few years ago for a while without problems.
| 8:25 am on May 31, 2002 (gmt 0)|
I've got the exact same model, Mandrake installed like a dream.
| 10:06 am on May 31, 2002 (gmt 0)|
I have no idea why you call Linux Mandrake but thanks anyway.
Downloading Linux from www.redhat.com is realy slow. (10 days 9 hours) or something.
| 10:11 am on May 31, 2002 (gmt 0)|
Mandrake is a distribution of Linux, like Redhat. It is acclaimed for being very easy to install, and use.
| 10:52 am on May 31, 2002 (gmt 0)|
>>> is realy slow. (10 days 9 hours) or something.
I have installed Debian over a dialup link overnight a couple times; but installing Debian is not as easy as Mandrake, for example.
While you are learning, do yourself a favor and buy some disks (about 25 USD, if I recall right).
That is, if you don't have a fast link to download some ISOs and burn them yourself, I mean.