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I did LINUX dialup and still post O.O.B. disc reviews , 3 was the first box tested .

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has my hardware info . And , sometimes I get help from Rick .

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20150917
trinity websites buntu from Aug. 29 on desktop . Sparky w. trinity on laptop . some problems .
the extix session from optical went well .

20130313 tde-3.5.13.1 buntu 12.04.1-desktop-amd64
On 3 ; movies , accessing external usb drive , kuickshow over 344 pics at once while queing 9 movies took forever - but it all worked . Hope you like kword or grab some extras .  Didn't handle a .ppt from optical .
beats my time with current PCLinuxOS equivalent .

20130303 A-Linux 15.0
didn't boot g .

20120816 ANTIX
Seems to do it's stuff well . HLooks hard to convert to trinity . Adding noscript to iceweasel stopped crashes .

20120727 Mint 13 xfce-32
Looks impossible to get trinity desktop . Kubuntu-trinity-desktop freezes Software Manager . Doesn't see usb hd. when I plug the hd. in .

20120725 antix12rc2
On G , looks like it does iceweasel well . Did multimedia but installing trinity failed .

20120722
exegnulinux_3.3_preview4
not really an improvement .

20120722 TDE_F17_i686
Getting multimedia etc. working = too hard .

20120707 PORTEUS
Interprets trinity 3.5.13.1 desktop well . Handled compressed zip and tgz archives well . Didn't play downloaded youtube videos correctly on 3 oob. . Flash worked fine on g and gnome player played a directory full of videos fine . Seems difficult to install or add software . Pburn made a dvdrw from 3 that the pardus linux install on g can't read . Saw plop on boot menu . Overall , very promising after many likely headaches with frugal install/s .
20120729 downloading iceweasel from debian didn't work , will try later without extra junk also running . 
[ctrl][alt][+] didn't  give any extra resolution modes .

20120629 exeGnulinux.net MY 3.5.13.1 remix
Adding the Slavek repository seemed to help but startx still = slow . I'd recommend allowing sudo and you should consider logging in as root occasionally . Using PCmanFM tends to help with  some gui. admin. tasks . Consider changing UK. repositories . Will add multimedia after hd. install . From usb. hd. startx worked for root only .
20120701 exeGNUlinux.net ; Don't try a 3.5.13.1 remix , I have a much better newer remix . Except that Konqueror doesn't handle opening a .tgz archive in tabs correctly - Ugh !

20120602 pussy-xtra-beta-preview2
Puppy derivitive , apt-get indicates it uses debian squeeze . Poor WM. . No obvious installer , few apps. on menu / s . Prefer kdpup484beta4 instead , pussy may suffer from less age  . the squeeze I mini - reviewed on 201205256 also looks much better . Didn't even test
[ctrl][alt][+] .

20120526 squeeze-5.X.3.2.14.2-SCSI
Volume dial on 3 worked correctly . Drag and drop gives a brilliant link . Worked very well . Can use debian packages . Has a changes file resizer indicating near perfect frugal install performance . Played .mp4 files well and restarted at beginning of selected group after completion . Getting just a little old but I should try to install trinity tde kde3 desktop and make this puppy relative my next main distro / s .
[ctrl][alt][+] didn't  give any extra resolution modes .

20120517 Hybryde_Evolution_v1
Pick from 9 different buntu family desktop environments without rebooting . A nifty way to  look at many poor window managers at once . I want to Include these last few distributions as frugal installs in my next build but it's a new area for me .
[ctrl][alt][+] didn't  give any extra resolution modes .

20120514 http://exeGNUlinux.net - tde 3.5.13-02
: from http://exegnulinux.net/ : Worked well on 3 . Played my .mp4's but kaffeine said it found neither libdvdcss nor win32codecs , suspect w64codecs . Seemed to use plain old ' grub1 ' .
 
20120522 Downloaded lots of stuff as hd. on g including most of ' smxi ' , a recommended tool to get some newer stuff on stable debian . Took 32bit os out of my AMD64 desktop and made it work from usb adapter on my Intel laptop , played some more of this older and better freeciv version . Got .mp4 video playing inside konqueror . Playing a group of videos and freeciv tends to lose sound from freeciv , restarting freeciv tends to work ok. . Installer doesn't let me seperate /boot to clear my 137g bios limit . Kaffeine crashes on exit after codecs install , mild sound prob. , synaptics.sh doesn't seem to work . Not as good at the frugal install as my great older puppy was , freesbie scripts may fix this .  [ctrl][alt][+] didn't  give any extra resolution modes .


20120514 Porteus-v1.2rc2-x86_64
Booted 3 fine .  Looks easy to use slack or .deb packages . A versatile derivitive of SLAX and puppy in style , ie. deploys in different ways .  [ctrl][alt][+] didn't  give any extra resolution modes .

20120513
kdpup-484beta4-2.6.30.5.iso
Frugal install worked quite well on 3 . Missing some apps I need to test incl. OpenOffice . I may have a new rebuild for both boxes here .
  [ctrl][alt][+] didn't  give any extra resolution modes .

20120505 KUBUNTU12.04 with razorQT 0.4.1
This works better than expected but I still want a bunch of the trinity and kde3 stuff .  Adding the repositories for Opera etc. got annoying . Gave up on getting a better firefox , iceweasel or swiftfox . JWM didn't work out when I tried that wm. . Not useful here as my main user wants openoffice and not LibreOffice when openoffice gets selected , as some of his files only seem to open properly in ooo. . Video etc. works fine . Too tired to try fixing this up .
  [ctrl][alt][+] didn't  give any extra resolution modes .

20120430 Snowlinux2
Good for a Gnome distro. . May use it to install a base debian system ; before slapping the trinity kde3 stuff from peterson on it .
  [ctrl][alt][+] didn't  give any extra resolution modes .

20120430 Knoppix_v6.7.1
VERY nice live distro. . Pity it doesn't install . One could get the desired effect with apt-pinning and messing with the apt-priorities file/s .
  [ctrl][alt][+] didn't  give any extra resolution modes .

20120428 SWIFT linux
32bit distro works surprisingly well on my 64bit boxes . Flash worked in browser . mp4 type files sounded fine , even resizing video correctly .  Weak sound on laptop .
  [ctrl][alt][+] didn't  give any extra resolution modes . Install attempt on g hung .

20120428 KUBUNTU , desktop , amd64
surprisingly good .

20120426 Pardus Corporate 2   surprise
We've been using this as our desktop for over a year and I just discovered that we should have used a 2nd repository . It has freeciv among other things . It doesn't fix the button background = highlight color problem though , even after enabling the fglx ati drivers .

20120421 http://apt.pearsoncomputing.net/cdimages/index.html
Lots of software works now , very easy . Success at DVDRW in k3b. after months of fail , under other distro , but ties up much of my 3 core system with 6g of ram. . Hope something like xfburn works out better . I should switch everything to this and put it on the big regular sata drive . Occasionally makes and somehow verifies DVDRW. discs that it can't read 1 minute later . And sometimes xfburn makes DVDRW. discs that test good . Browser tabs frequently vanish until mouse pointer visits .
20120420 kubuntu 10.10 trinity amd64 DVD
Initially put the 64 bit version of Mint12 on hd , It seemed to forget the root passwd . Carefully got Firefox , noscript , downloadhelper , vlc. and some plugins working on new trinity install . Need to get freeciv. and abiword next . Amazingly easy way to get kde3 - ness , so far ! 
[ctrl][alt][+] didn't  give any extra resolution modes . 


20120419 SMS64 v1.6.5
Partition 1st , then boot , find setup and use that vs. their instructions . Major pain .

20120412 PLOP linux
Not for an amateur attempting their first data recovery .

20120412 more lizardas :
http://lizards.opensuse.org/2011/12/02/opensuse-12-1-kde3-livecd/
only needed to download flash player specifically , as adjusting kmix got sound . disc got resolution right on own .  Only plays things like youtube now .
Enabling near all the open repositories and then adding some backend app for vlc got my .mp4 vid playing on umplayer .  
20120417 more openSUSE
Can't get video files reiszing properly , messed over browsers with changes .  
[ctrl][alt][+] didn't  give any extra resolution modes . 
20120410
http://lizards.opensuse.org/2011/12/02/opensuse-12-1-kde3-livecd/
Easy to get sound working on 3 . Expect an occasional problem from not having a more recent wm/ desktop environment installed .  lxrandr fixed resolution problem on g . Did play Freeciv on g without too much hassle . Seems to do things rather well overall . Panel looks better than Kubuntu-10.10-TRINITY_amd64.iso . Seriously needs internet connection . Best of the Kde3 distributions I've seen .   [ctrl][alt][+] didn't seem to work .

20120403 KADEMAR 4.9.5
It's about 13 months old now but I never downloaded it for machine g until now . My laptop Kademar install came from a 4.9.1 disc . Finally , I did adjust some weird junk on the pulse audio gui. under kde4 before hearing youtube sounds . [ctrl][alt][backspace] got me into kde3 and sound worked . I should do some more testing from the liveCD. before installing over my Pardus .
Maybe I should hold out for Dragonfly . Shutting down my laptop , the console tells me it's using 495 ; 495 doesn't even boot my laptop properly .  [ctrl][alt][+] didn't seem to work .

20120329 DragonFLY ' 302 ' ,
On laptop 3 , I chickened out for now at doing any kind of install . Hated the wm. , didn't get the listed GNome wm from desktop menu . KDE3 looks possible but difficult . Enjoyed flipping through both screen resolutions with
[ctrl][alt][+] .

20120328 OmniBoot , latest
Didn't seem to have e2sl to help recover ext filesystems when first copy of some magic number goes missing .

20120325 URR - Kubuntu - QT-razor on _64.iso
Can't relocate panel to side/s . Too light . Some promise . Didn't succeed at install to ide drive through usb. assuming my bios etc. allows .
[ctrl][alt][+] didn't seem to work .

20120313 Kubuntu-10.10-TRINITY_amd64.iso
LiveCD started up well on desktop g with the 3 cores . Possibility may exist to adjust the one panel background behind some buttons issue where I seriously prefer the kde3.x treatment ; that I get from Kademar and Pardus corporate . Sucked down freeciv onto live session fine . Gnash played youtube fine over the firefox browser after I sucked them into my live session . Overall , impressive for people in my situation . [ctrl][alt][+] didn't seem to work .

20120208 
Development Release: Semplice Linux 3.0 Alpha 1
Seems to work rather well , didn't find any trinity or kde3 in the repositories . did find freeciv . Only ran it live . Rather impressive at telling me what my hard disk/s look/s like . I hate this desktop , but maybe you like it . I hate this chromium but it seems to work well and played the online trailers etc. fine . Suffers critical defect , distro fails to cycle through extra resolutions after [ctrl][alt][+] keypress which worked for over half a decade . 

20120206 some SUSE live DVD with KDE3
On g, my 3 core desktop , got youtube vid over ethernet and eventually sound . Took under 9 minutes to setup KDE. my way but didn't ship with kworldclock . Possibly the best KDE3 solution . Does not have freeciv in default repositories .
Does not seem to see the ext4 hd. . I saw an installer on the desktop . Did not test with noscript . Did not test with downloadhelper . Suffers critical defect , distro fails to cycle through extra resolutions after [ctrl][alt][+] keypress which worked for over half a decade .

Our ip4200 Printer now works under w98 and Pardus .

20111212
http://lizards.opensuse.org/2011/12/02/opensuse-12-1-kde3-livecd/
I grabbed the 64 bit version . Seems good except that live I can't get it to see the hd. , hope the installer fares better . Seems to lack tools like gparted in the live version . The philosophy behind the disc mostly explains lack of gparted . The lack does make the backup part of maintaining the recovery system harder . Solitare and the writer part of the huge office suite both worked . This business of letting no data move to anything permanent makes the live disc almost useless vs an installer . Basically you get a crippleware disc you can run live that functions as a sleazy ad for the installer . I may get brave enough to install this someday . I assume these severe defects like this that I constantly see now comes from the side effects of the vm. movement . The ability to vm. does not constitute reason to make horrid collections of software .

20111212 more Pardus : I'd appreciate it if I never got to use characters except alphanumerics while naming folders and files when they won't copy over to the hd. on the usb. bus during my attempts to perform the backup part of the recovery system . Both KDE3. based systems ; Experiencing mega - pain during the backup part of the recovery system . How do people bundle a distro. toghether while neglecting vital maintanance functions like that .

20111031 KADEMAR
I loved the KDE3. but today the ext4 filesystem crapped out on me after trouble putting too many files onto the hard disk via konqueror . Dolphin was unable to dump things from the trash and free up space before the reboot attempts . My old puppy linux usb doesn't handle ext4 . Hopefully I manage to get the install back as it worked better than Pardus .
Yes , I currently have an inert laptop .

20110222 Several other discs
did worse that these two .
The temptations of Libre - Office 3111 with KDE3.x tempted me when I should have played it safe and rolled back to debian Lenny with it's actual KDE. . I could have gotten a year of stable - old , but it kept on threatening to remove the KDE for " kde4.x " . " kde 4.x " = total disaster to my users .
I think I can survive the bad stuff in the Pardus with KDE. 3.x in ways we can't survive the debian mint . Suffers critical defect , distro fails to cycle through extra resolutions after [ctrl][alt][+] keypress which worked for over half a decade .
20110720 The Pardus 'corporate' seems to have a driver problem accomodating our slightly damaged canon ip4200 printer ; we often get no color or no red . Finally have internet here again , should finally get encrypted wireless but somethings funny about our reflashed wrt54g v3 or lack of ie. , so I can't just add encryption .

So I can finally make a linux recommendation from the recent stuff , for the first time in years , PCLinuxOS beat Ubuntu to #1 on distrowatch way back then . You will need to install an extra optical drive to deal with running the Pardus from an optical disc .

20110222 Pardus-Kurumsal-2 , ie corporate w kde3.x
awesome live DVD. . Only UI. my users consider anything , better than anything apple ever did . Trivial user customization . Horrendous installer , would not go on my box with customized partitions - no matter what ! Please quit shipping paving bricks and declaring it a bug , it got very old over a decade ago . Stuck giving it whole drive . Combined with debian mint problem = total disaster that almost lost data . Won't log into root , effectively cripples ability to manage graphically .
Suffers critical defect , distro fails to cycle through extra resolutions after [ctrl][alt][+] keypress which worked for over half a decade .

20110222 Mint Debian _64
Don't do it !
Unless your absolutely certain you will never need to get data to another linux box via DVDrw. I had to use a friend's Windows 7 rig to get my data files off the newest set of optical backup disc . I lost 3 older files that probably remain on the long term discs . Net effective data loss under my thorough regime , still = 0 % . KDE4. = horrendous disaster for my users . So bad I almost lost data responding to their justified RAGE !
Suffers critical defect , distro fails to cycle through extra resolutions after [ctrl][alt][+] keypress which worked for over half a decade .

20110109 Wary - 500 , a puppy
Did get sound but I never got the wireless working .
Suffers critical defect , distro fails to cycle through extra resolutions after [ctrl][alt][+] keypress which worked for over half a decade .

20110109 AptoSID 2010-03 XFCE
Didn't manage to get wireless working ; didn't manage to test sound .
Suffers critical defect , distro fails to cycle through extra resolutions after [ctrl][alt][+] keypress which worked for over half a decade .

20110109Sabayon Gaming 5.4 amd64
Loaded with goodies . I watched some YouTube videos on it fine .
Suffers critical defect , distro fails to cycle through extra resolutions after [ctrl][alt][+] keypress which worked for over half a decade .

20110109 Salix_64 LXDE 13.1.2
is an installer , at least by default : It's too treacherous out there anymore for me to do any install reviews .
Suffers critical defect , distro fails to cycle through extra resolutions after [ctrl][alt][+] keypress which worked for over half a decade .

20110109 Linux Mint - Debian 201012 - gnome DVD AMD64
Gave me a good time with flash from YouTube and no problems . Probably the best way to get Debian now .
Suffers critical defect , distro fails to cycle through extra resolutions after [ctrl][alt][+] keypress which worked for over half a decade .

20110109 Puppy Linux 5.2 lupu
Got wireless and flash working but no sound .
Suffers critical defect , distro fails to cycle through extra resolutions after [ctrl][alt][+] keypress which worked for over half a decade .

20110109 Knoppix 64.3 DVD 2010-12-20 EN
Did get wireless but no flash . I'm sure you can get sound to work , but didn't note anything about it during my testing binge - now back to my YouTube addiction .
Suffers critical defect , distro fails to cycle through extra resolutions after [ctrl][alt][+] keypress which worked for over half a decade .

20110109 P Magic 5.8
Did boot and started gparted , that's all it really needs to do .
Suffers critical defect , distro fails to cycle through extra resolutions after [ctrl][alt][+] keypress which worked for over half a decade .


20101217 Ultimate-Edition 2.8Lite_x86
Better than expected . Grabbed kbattleship and proved sound works , despite download total size . Wireless worked but not flash from adobe on live .
Suffers critical defect , distro fails to cycle through extra resolutions after [ctrl][alt][+] keypress which worked for over half a decade .

20101202 SalixLive-XFCE 13.1.2
11-09-2010
Looks square and Gnome in how stuff gets displayed along a classic kde./w98. pattern to the desktop layout . Played the flash of foamy over the wireless connection with sound . [ Only Slack people seem to still know how to get sound from my box . ] Suffers critical defect , distro fails to cycle through extra resolutions after [ctrl][alt][+] keypress which worked for over half a decade .


20101202 PClinuxOS-kde-2010.10
No kde. . Got wireless and flash . We really liked PClinusOS once upon a time , lack of kde. less critical than elsewhere . No sound and not worth the install . Suffers critical defect , distro fails to cycle through extra resolutions after [ctrl][alt][+] keypress which worked for over half a decade .


20101202 Unite 17 2010 - 02
Looked promising but no sound . Got wireless and played foamy over assumed flash . Suffers critical defect , distro fails to cycle through extra resolutions after [ctrl][alt][+] keypress which worked for over half a decade .


20101202 BT4-r2
Has kde. 3.5.10 , got wireless and flash but not sound . I had this problem with a bunch of kde. 3.5 distributions before . Comes with noscript . Seems worth an install . Suffers critical defect , distro fails to cycle through extra resolutions after [ctrl][alt][+] keypress which worked for over half a decade .

20101202 "Fusion-14-rc" UNTANGLE
installer only , hopefully this one finally works !

20101111 Monmonga-7-x86_64 9-21-10
Installer only .


20101111 Nutyx i686-attapu-LiveKDE
No KDE. , wireless . Sound did work . Suffers critical defect , distro fails to cycle through extra resolutions after [ctrl][alt][+] keypress which worked for over half a decade .


20101111 Aptosid 2010-02 keresKDE-full
No wireless . Disliked UI. . Suffers critical defect , distro fails to cycle through extra resolutions after [ctrl][alt][+] keypress which worked for over half a decade .

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20101111 LinuxMint-Debian 201009 gnome i386 9-19-2010
Wirelessly accomodated resolution change during fullscreen switch while playing flash , my current box won't . No KDE. As a debian distro , might have a better desktop after install . Sound = good . Suffers critical defect , distro fails to cycle through extra resolutions after [ctrl][alt][+] keypress which worked for over half a decade .


20101111 Parsix 3.bro i386 9-19-10
Wirelessly displayed flash from the foamy website . No sound . Got initial resolution correct . Lack of KDE. not as bad as expected .
Suffers critical defect , distro fails to cycle through extra resolutions after [ctrl][alt][+] keypress which worked for over half a decade .

20101010 Quirky 10-9/27
Resembles Puppy , has flash but sound didn't work on 3 . I like it more than most tiny .iso's .
Suffers critical defect , distro fails to cycle through extra resolutions after [ctrl][alt][+] keypress which worked for over half a decade .

20100905 more SIDUX
Misery trying to get flash or freeciv working . I think I got DVD. viewing to work . Unless you love shoving that junk into your browser or will never need it - not a good distro choice . This leaves me using an old E-Live install with KDE. 3.5 on my laptop as 4.4.4 just does not work as well . It suppossedly can come close after massive configuration .
Suffers critical defect , distro fails to cycle through extra resolutions after [ctrl][alt][+] keypress which worked for over half a decade .

20100810 Sidux
Got through explanation to get wireless working on 3 . Gnash didn't deliver flash via synaptic .
Adobe's flash 10 lacks reliability starting and pausing youtube videos . I hope they die out entirely . Redid sound again on 2nd hd boot . Shockingly good user experience despite lack of kde. . Went on external 8 . I need a kernel that doesn't use both cpu. cores now to avoid heat shutdowns .
20100817 Getting good youtube videos now . 14cm usb. fan at 1400 rpm. cooling , internal fan never runs now ,  combined with a kernel for a 686 running from an external hd makes things cool enough . I need to block most fan airflow if I want to induce thermal shutdown now . I need to steal the trackpad setup from e-live or something . Suffers critical defect , distro fails to cycle through extra resolutions after [ctrl][alt][+] keypress which worked for over half a decade .


20100808 Mint - 8 - ' KDE. ' w. upgrades
After upgrades , I finally found a way to get browser sound
. Went on external 7 . I need a kernel that doesn't use both cpu. cores now to avoid heat shutdowns . Suffers critical defect , distro fails to cycle through extra resolutions after [ctrl][alt][+] keypress which worked for over half a decade .

20100807 a Debian installer
Did not succeed w. wireless or anything else .

20100802
Trying to relocate my hd to a 2.5" on a powered sata. dock to combat heat problem on 3 . 
To avoid heat shutdowns , I now need a kernel that doesn't use both cpu. cores and I have to do installs with a fan directed into the usb. fans or heavy optical drive use will trigger heat shutdown .

20100730 SUSE
No flash , yes wireless , yes sound ,  and got my native 1280x800 resolution on 3 using the cd live . I didn't need to go through some awful distro - specific custom control center to get wireless . Desktop  ism't KDE3.x . Installing flash from adobe in the browser didn't work .  
Suffers critical defect , distro fails to cycle through extra resolutions after [ctrl][alt][+] keypress which worked for over half a decade .

20100730 PCLinuxOS
Got flash , wireless , no sound ,  and my native 1280x800 resolution on 3 using the cd live . I didn't need to go through some awful distro - specific custom control center to get wireless . Desktop  ism't KDE3.x . Suffers narrow screen syndrome .  
Suffers critical defect , distro fails to cycle through extra resolutions after [ctrl][alt][+] keypress which worked for over half a decade .

20100730 UNITY
Got sound , wireless , no flash ,  and my native 1280x800 resolution on 3 using the cd live . I didn't need to go through some awful distro - specific custom control center to get wireless . Desktop  ism't KDE3.x . Suffers as a little distro , can't install flash apparently except maybe through browser . Some browser I never heard of .  
Suffers critical defect , distro fails to cycle through extra resolutions after [ctrl][alt][+] keypress which worked for over half a decade .

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20100719 Netrunner - 2
Got sound , wireless , flash , youtube and my native 1280x800 resolution on 3 using the cd live . I didn't need to go through some awful distro - specific custom control center to get wireless . Desktop looks too Gnome and ism't KDE3.x .  
Suffers critical defect , distro fails to cycle through extra resolutions after [ctrl][alt][+] keypress which worked for over half a decade .

Laptop 3 doesn't appear to ever run it's fan now , can briefly run it using external usb. fans . Expect fewer reviews .

20100315 E-Live 2.0
Got sound , wireless , flash , youtube and my native 1280x800 resolution on 3 using the cd live . I didn't need to go through some awful distro - specific custom control center to get wireless . Looks like a good hard drive install candidate to dump KDE onto . Is this not fully free anymore ? 
Suffers critical defect , distro fails to cycle through extra resolutions after [ctrl][alt][+] keypress which worked for over half a decade .

GRUB suffers from so much lame custom crap now that I rarely bother putting anything on any Hard Drive anymore .

20100215 CATIX 1.5_64
Didn't KDE. or x on 3 .

20100215 Mint - 8 - ' KDE. '
Enabling automatic panel hiding on 3 gave a shockingly good experience despite the lack of KDE. .
Got wireless , flash , youtube videos and native screen resolution Out Of Box . I'm still too chicken to put it on my drive yet . Suffers critical defect , distro fails to cycle through extra resolutions after [ctrl][alt][+] keypress which worked for over half a decade .

20100123 2.6.25.16-elive-686 Debian 4.3.1.2
Measured on 3 after upgrade . I didn't replace the 3 config. files synaptic asked about and got boot errors but it all seems to work . The knetwork manager installed here makes this my best install on 3 . Has KDE. , unlike Kubuntu , recent versions of " KDE. " dont act like KDE. .
Suffers critical defect , distro fails to cycle through extra resolutions after [ctrl][alt][+] keypress which worked for over half a decade .

20100116 Kubuntu 9.10 _i386
On my 3 core Gigabyte , it got sound , flash and native resolution . lacks KDE .
Suffers critical defect , distro fails to cycle through extra resolutions after [ctrl][alt][+] keypress which worked for over half a decade .

20100101 Super OS 9.10 12-29-09
Got sound , wireless , flash on 3 . Lack of kde not a disaster , I put both panels on side/s and it did barely help . Trackpad doesn't side scroll . Seems good at net . 201008 Not good at flash .
Suffers critical defect , distro fails to cycle through extra resolutions after [ctrl][alt][+] keypress which worked for over half a decade .

20100101 Berry100 12-27-09
No kde . Got sound , wireless and many firefox crashes ! White print on white background . Has miss Driller .
Didn't work on my 3 core G igabyte board . Suffers critical defect , distro fails to cycle through extra resolutions after [ctrl][alt][+] keypress which worked for over half a decade .

20100101 Tuquito 3.1 12-27-09
Got sound , wireless , flash on 3 . No English , or less .
Suffers critical defect , distro fails to cycle through extra resolutions after [ctrl][alt][+] keypress which worked for over half a decade .

20100101 Elive 1.9.54
Got sound and wireless . May get kde after install . 1st Elive to get wireless in some time . Prime distro on laptop = old elive now and this might beat the competition .
Didn't work on my 3 core G igabyte board .Suffers critical defect , distro fails to cycle through extra resolutions after [ctrl][alt][+] keypress which worked for over half a decade .

20100101 Sabayon 8.1, 12-25-09
No kde , got sound and wireless .
Didn't work on my 3 core G igabyte board . Suffers critical defect , distro fails to cycle through extra resolutions after [ctrl][alt][+] keypress which worked for over half a decade .

20100101 Kademar 4.9.1 '12-26-09
Has KDE " 3.x " ! got sound and wireless . If I get data backup done , I will add it to my multi - boot . Amazing how many distro don't boot right from standard multi setup anymore , even when they let one click a partition boot option during install . Didn't work on my 3 core G igabyte board .
Suffers critical defect , distro fails to cycle through extra resolutions after [ctrl][alt][+] keypress which worked for over half a decade .