Matching hardware with Linux?

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Matching hardware with Linux?

Post by fredwilliams » January 14, 2019, 12:20 pm

Is there a website where you can just enter your machine's make, model, etc., and it tells you which is/are the best Linux version/s for it, please?

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Re: Matching hardware with Linux?

Post by Charlieb » January 14, 2019, 3:03 pm

Try this:
https://www.pcworld.com/article/2975800 ... linux.html

However your main concern should be what you want from a Linux distribution then find one that supports that. Asking for opinions on which Linux is best is like asking which car is best. Many opinions. Almost any of today's PC hardware will support most Linux distributions.

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Re: Matching hardware with Linux?

Post by fredwilliams » January 14, 2019, 5:24 pm

Cheers, Charlie.

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Re: Matching hardware with Linux?

Post by tamada » January 15, 2019, 10:47 am

Linux distro's have improved markedly over the dozen or so years I have been farking about with them. There's more innate compatibility with varying hardware which was a bit of a chore if you weren't up to subscribing to developers threads and installing hand-made programs. Ubuntu and Mint have always maintained a pretty good reputation. Plenty of websites with information on what's hot, what's not and what's good for noobs, etc..

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Re: Matching hardware with Linux?

Post by Natas » January 17, 2019, 12:21 am

It would be nice to start an Udon Linux Meetup (oh i cannot believe I suggested this).
The issues people will encounter are:
  • Setup of USB Install or DVD install media
  • Different distros of Linux
  • BIOs Boot changes to test your system with a Live Boot disk or USB
  • HCL (Hardware Compatiblity
  • Dual Boot with Windows (haha)
  • Linux Based Alternatives to Mac or Windows Software questions
  • Will my piece of Garbage Laptop or Desktop run Linux
enjoy

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