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Old 07-05-2012, 02:55 PM   #1
xiabao
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pls i'm new to linux operating system,i will be happy if you can help me with list of linux operating system that could work on hp pavillion series or any other related notebooks
 
Old 07-05-2012, 03:13 PM   #2
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Greetings and welcome,

Well, I can definitely give you a list of different linux distributions that could work on an HP Pavilion laptop:
  • Sabayon
  • Ubuntu
  • OpenSuSE
  • Linux Mint
  • Fedora

And, those are just a few of the easy ones to get up and running with. There are other versions that might have a better chance at getting some of the proprietary hardware up and running (if there is any), but you would have to know more about the actual hardware that the laptop in question is running.

HTH. Let us know.
 
Old 07-05-2012, 09:09 PM   #3
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Many of the hardware compatibility issues that used to exist have been licked.

I would suggest that you burn Live CDs of two or three distros that you are interested in and test the hardware with the Live CD. If it functions under the Live CD, it will function under an install.
 
  


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