Billy Verreynne wrote:There is no question that OL6 is a Linux Enterprise server, but my point is, for most notebooks (& for both RHEL and UEK kernels), it can also be a workable business desktop/notebook OS. It is snappy, runs the newest version of Firefox, Google Chrome, VirtualBox and LibreOffice very well, and does suspend/wake up competently (for most notebooks).
What makes you think think that OL6 is not a Linux Enterprise server distro and suited as a desktop distro fror a notebook?
Dude wrote: Support for Laptop systems require special mobile chip and power management support that is not needed for server systems.This is something I found very interesting, OL6 on my notebook actually is more power-efficient than both Ubuntu and Windows 7. Of course, it is not a trivial undertaking to set up an OL6 notebook.
Dude wrote:I have three notebooks running OL6. Wireless works on all three of them. (One of the notebooks its wireless has problem with the UEK kernel, but no problem with the RHEL kernel.)
It wouldn't surprise me if was more power efficient because half your hardware, e.g. wireless apparently isn't working ;-)
However, power management support means computer sleep and idle functions to slow down your computer's powerThis needs further verification, but all these functions seem to be working with OL6.
consumption when it is not needed, e.g. down clock your CPU and slow down your hardware, dim your screen, etc.
when running on battery, etc.