February 10, 2014

What is the best distro for a beginner with a new laptop?

I just bought a new Asus laptop, what would be the best distro to run on it? It comes with an AMD 1.5Ghz quad core processor, 8G ram, and a 500G SATA HD. Any suggestions for optimal performance and minimal battery drain? I currently run Ubuntu 12.04 on my old Dell home PC.

I recently installed Ubuntu Studio 13 on a friend's laptop (Hp) after...

I recently installed Ubuntu Studio 13 on a friend's laptop (Hp) after
he had a bad worm attack and had lost complete access to his Windows7
partition. I was able to run his system using the LIVE DVD and then
access his hard drive and reinstall his BIOS after downloading WINE 1.4
online. Ubuntu...(at least most versions) are very useful with Windows
and he was happy to get a nice "recording industry quality" operating system (along with win7) on his laptop. He is a 'guitar person'..and liked all the audio stuff he could download. No complaints yet..he always calls me when he has computer issues. WW

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