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Hi, I'm newbie to Linux .
I have bought a Lenovo G510-2843
( 4th gen i5 , 4 gb RAM, 2gb ATI GRAPHIC, 500 GB HDD , FreeDOS )
it came a Windows 8 driver cd . i planned to install Windows 8 in future in dual boot if needed in future .
I need help on which distro of Linux to install and how to install.
( I'm going use it for programming , GNUradio ,other open source tools )
It is printed on box that " some features are only available while running Microsoft Windows. "
will i miss any features by using Linux
( like Dolby Avanced Audio v2 ).
You can use just about anything debian and ubuntu should work well.
Dolby? I still wonder why they put that in laptops and pc parts. I rather just route everything to my proper pioneer receiver with 5 150 watt speakers to do that job. If i want proper sound using te pc i would get a proper sound blaster and not the cheap crap they put in.
But for programming you wont miss anything. If you use only truly opensource your sound and video performance will be degraded but more than adequate for what you need.
Last edited by ericson007; 01-15-2014 at 07:04 AM.
One of the differences between Windows and Linux is that the GUI is not built in to Linux: there are several available, so you get to choose.
Ubuntu uses Unity, when makes your computer look like a tablet or smart phone. Some people like that, others feel (as some do with Windows 8) that this is a bit silly. So, if you prefer Windows 8 to Windows XP, you might like Ubuntu.
Mint is Ubuntu with less proneness to bugs and a more traditional interface: Mate (plain) or Cinnamon (fancy).
Another good one is PCLinuxOS, which defaults to using KDE, the eye-candy champion. PCLinuxOS differs in being rolling release. That is, it doesn't have versions: it's continually updated, so you never need to re-install.
Get the live disks and you can try before you install, and see which you feel happiest with.
thank you everone,
i downloaded Linux Mint 13 LTS, checked md5sum signature .. burned it using InfraRecorder on a DVD. but the DVD doesn't boot after restarting ... freeDOS installed by default comes up .
i also changed boot priority
does it have something to do with UFEI
but i tried changing it to legacy in boot menu .
Can anyone help me please !
I'm not familiar with InfraRecorder but CD/DVD burning software should have an option to 'burn as an image' which you would need to do. If you just burned it as data, your DVD is now a coaster. With windows 8 you would need to disable secure boot and if you have the option, enable legacy boot.
Distribution: OpenSUSE 13.2 64bit-Gnome on ASUS U52F
you can install it and right after installation you could update your system. there have been several updates since the release of that live image you have downloaded it, so chances are some of the errors you get have been fixed by now.
But you can install it and later on you can switch to a different distro if you are not happy with linux mint.
i tried Linux mint 13 LTS 64bit Xfce as liveCd . it showed some error while booting ..
Bluetooth doesn't work .. no adapter is found .
i will work if i install Linux mint 13 for liveCD
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