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Old 07-05-2011, 11:42 AM   #1
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Smile suggest me the best linux distro for my laptop


hi everyone..i got a new laptop with 320 gb hdd,2 gb RAM and intel core i3 processor...the manufacturer is lenovo..its pre installed with windows 7 ultimate pack..i'm interested to install a linux distro..so i wanna know which distro suits my laptop configuration.in a best way..my friends,provide me with your suggestions...
 
Old 07-05-2011, 11:43 AM   #2
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Welcome to the forums! "Which distro should I choose?" is a very frequently-asked question here; I hope you'll consider using the Search feature to find and read some similar threads.

Here's a great website to help you choose a distro that's right for you:

http://www.distrowatch.com
 
Old 07-05-2011, 12:35 PM   #3
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Hello ganiz, welcome to LQ,

the only problem with Linux on laptops is if you have very new hardware. It is possible, that the there is no appropriate driver for the wireless NIC or the FN-keys are not supported very well.

I have a Lenovo (Thinkpad x100e) and it is fairly well supported by Linux. Do you know which wireless NIC the laptop has?

Any recent version of a popular distribution will support your laptop. Mostly recommended for newbies who come from Windows are Ubuntu and Mint, people who want to learn more about Linux often use Slackware.

There are several Live-CDs around, so you can check some of the distributions without installing them.

Markus
 
Old 07-05-2011, 03:47 PM   #4
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I would personally reccomend that you try Linux Mint, PCLinuxOS or MEPIS. Try searching for those three with whatever search engine you use. There has recently been a new version of the most popular interface, Gnome, that changes the way it works around quite a lot. Ubuntu has done pretty much the same thing. For this reason the KDE or XFCE editions are probably wiser, although just taking the default should work out just fine. You could also go to Distrowatch.com, as was suggested earlier for more choices. Have fun and be sure to give Linux a bit of a chance if it seems too hard at first. You'll come to like it.
 
Old 07-05-2011, 06:00 PM   #5
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it all depends on what YOU want to do !
your hardware will run any current OS
so the question is up to you

what do YOU want to do
then we could recommend something.
 
Old 07-06-2011, 04:29 AM   #6
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i've answered the same question about 6-7 times in last 3 days.
Don't you think that it is more convenient to just search for so common question in forum than posting it and waiting for the answer ?
Now,back to the question....my answers is,(as i always say)
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they say openSUSE is best for laptops...!

Last edited by dEnDrOn; 07-06-2011 at 04:31 AM.
 
Old 07-06-2011, 10:19 AM   #7
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how to get openSUSE from internet,for free...?

hi friends...thanks for your suggestions..i've planned to install openSUSE in my laptop..so provide me with your suggestions,to get openSUSE to my laptop,from the internet for free...n also suggest me the latest release of openSUSE..
 
Old 07-06-2011, 10:32 AM   #8
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Go to their website, download the latest release and install it, simple as that.
 
Old 07-06-2011, 03:21 PM   #9
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hi friends...thanks for your suggestions..i've planned to install openSUSE in my laptop..so provide me with your suggestions,to get openSUSE to my laptop,from the internet for free...n also suggest me the latest release of openSUSE..
1)go to the website
2) read the fracken website!
http://www.opensuse.org/
 
Old 07-07-2011, 05:20 AM   #10
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hi friends...thanks for your suggestions..i've planned to install openSUSE in my laptop..so provide me with your suggestions,to get openSUSE to my laptop,from the internet for free...n also suggest me the latest release of openSUSE..
you can download openSUSE for free from their official website.
openSUSE 11.4 is their latest stable release,you can download it from here
here is their roadmap,in case you wish to know about future releases.
good luck !
 
  


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