Will this laptop be compatible with Ubuntu?

Steve yorvik.ubunto at googlemail.com
Thu Jan 14 19:33:55 UTC 2010

On Thu, 14 Jan 2010 12:53:18 -0000, Stifan Kristi <sugizo at japan.com> wrote:

> Chris Jones wrote:
>>> <snip>
>>>> My suggestion is download a Ubuntu live CD (don't bother with 64 bits  
>>>> - take the normal 32 bits)... take it with you to the shop, and ask  
>>>> if you can boot the machine with it, and try out the WiFi section,  
>>>> audio, graphics, card reader... everything you really need.
>>> <snip>
>>> I'd actually use the 64-bit version as you can use both 64-bit and
>>> 32-bit applications on ubuntu, and that is the direction that desktop
>>> computing is heading anyways.
>> Agreed. I really don't think there is any need to avoid 64 bit versions  
>> these days, if your hardware supports it (which has been the case with  
>> almost all new machines for a while now). People who suggest using the  
>> 32 bit version probably recall back a few years when there was  
>> problems, with things like drivers, flash etc., but these are all  
>> pretty much gone now.
>> Also, with 4G ram you need the 64 bit version to properly support all  
>> of it.
>> Install 64 bit and enjoy the speed boost !
>> cheers Chris
> i think the best thing is to run ubuntu on virtual software like
> virtualbox, vmware, etc on ur windows.
> if not, u can try wubi (windows ubuntu installer), no need reformat ur
> hdd onto ext3 system, u can remove it on add / remove program
> or u can try ubuntu portable, it run on windows, no need to reformat ur
> hdd, u can remove it by delete the folder
> pls let me know if u meet any problem
> have a nice day
This sort of advice always disturbs me. Just run Ubuntu natively.  If  
problems occur, is it windows, the VM. what? With all the anti-virus,  
anti-malware software running in Windows and a VM on top you aren’t  
getting the full advantage of the hardware either.


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