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Old 05-27-2011, 07:54 AM   #1
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Hi everyone which is the best Linux to put on a laptop or a notebook?
 
Old 05-27-2011, 08:03 AM   #2
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Hello likinghermy, welcome to LQ,

I think you should ask the question "which is the best laptop to run with Linux".

If you have a laptop with relatively recent hardware, every recent distribution should run properly with it. If one distribution lacks a driver because the hardware is too new, this will likely be a problem with any other (recent) distribution.

Known issues especially with laptops are wireless-adapter and the function-keys, both are not always well supported by Linux if you're running very new hardware.

Distributions for Newbies often recommended are Ubuntu and Mint, both work well with laptops.

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Old 05-27-2011, 11:38 AM   #3
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Your question is a little like "Which shirt is the best to go with these jeans" It's a bit subjective. Apart fron the advice given by Marcus above, it'll depend what you like personally. With a shirt it'll be colour, pattern, length of sleeve, etc, with Linux it'll be... Well, only you know.

However... as in buying a shirt where you go round the various shops and look at what they have, with Linux you go and download LiveCDs which boot and run Linux in memory so you can see what you're getting before you install.

You should perhaps check the forum (Try the Search function) as this question has been asked numerous times.

Part of the fun is finding the Distro which suits you! With Windows you get... er... Windows

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Old 05-27-2011, 12:12 PM   #4
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There are some that are designed specifically for laptops ... But as long as you have a hard drive with more then 6GB on it, I'm pretty sure any one you pick will be fine.

If you've been using windows for a long time, You may want to check into Ubuntu -OR- Mint. I don't know about mint as I haven't used it myself ... But I am using one built on Ubuntu and it is really simple for me to use and find my way around on.

My laptop is a piece of poo (2005 fujitsu with intel centrino and 512mb ram) I'm running 2 distros ... and they both work well. So basically, As long as your laptop turns on, You can find Linux for it. Good luck in your search.
 
Old 05-27-2011, 04:19 PM   #5
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I change them all the time. Get some of the ones at distrowatch.com and try them.

I'd think the question is more like which is the most pretty girl. It would be in the eye of the beholder.
 
Old 05-27-2011, 06:06 PM   #6
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I agree with everybody who spoke before.
Ubuntu with its different spins, Mint and Fedora are the best for beginner IMHO.
You may read more about these and other distros on the Internet, try them in Live mode and decide yourself.
 
Old 05-28-2011, 09:10 AM   #7
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I'd think the question is more like which is the most pretty girl.
Spot on Jefro! Better than my shirt analogy. Unfortunately I think the stuff they used to put in my porridge during the Crimean War hasn't worn off yet!

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