Originally Posted by snowpine
I don't understand the question. If you used Ubuntu successfully for quite some time, why do you think you need a different distro?
I've been using Ubuntu at my workplace as well as for personal use, but on older laptops.
I was basicially looking for a rather technical answer to help me decide on the distro.
- Processor: Since this is quad-core processor, I would rather opt for an distro whose kernel and and other settings are best suited, compiled and built for a multi-core processor, utilizing all/maximum number of features supported by this particular processor.
- RAM: Since it's 4GB, I should rather go for a 64-bit distro.
- GPU: Since it's ATI based, and pretty good performing, with native DirectX 11, and Shader Model 5.0, with HD video accelerations, then should I look for proprietary drivers or some open sourced one.
- 3D support (not gpu 3d acceleration): which options to look for, if I want the TriDef support on linux
Something like these. So basically choosing a distro first, which would some somewhat close to my requirements. And then ways to customize and reconfigure/change things(libraries, modules, etc.) if required.
So, in short, I need to get the best possible performance out of this hardware, in a linux platform.
(I hope I was able to explain better)
So, I guess the most important parts to come up should be:
- kernel: whichever distro should be best configured, to get the best of the processor
- graphics module/driver: to get the true performance out of the supported rendering techniques.