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Old 04-18-2016, 03:42 AM   #1
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Linux on laptop

So i want to buy a laptop with AMD A10-8700p with 8gb ram.
What distro should i use? I want to try Ubuntu or Lubuntu but i think a quad core 1.8Ghz amd is too low but i has turbo boost to 3.2ghz
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Any distro will should be fine
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Originally Posted by Aivis View Post
I want to try Ubuntu or Lubuntu but i think a quad core 1.8Ghz amd is too low

To the contrary, I'm guessing Lubuntu would be blazingly fast on a system with those specs.

According to this article, you will be using the R6, however, with respect to the open source Radeon driver, I don't see any reference to anything "Carrizo" here. I'm not sure but you may have to use the fglrx driver exclusively. Does anyone have any thoughts in regards to this?

EDIT: Found this thread here. Apparently, one user didn't need to use the fglrx driver with Ubuntu 15.10...

However, give both distributions a try and see what you think.


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Old 04-18-2016, 04:31 AM   #4
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With those specs the new Ubuntu's will work just fine. Just check out the graphics card drivers available, as this might be a problem.
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