Linked by Eugenia Loli on Thu 6th May 2010 21:05 UTC
Ubuntu, Kubuntu, Xubuntu The recently released 10.04 version of Ubuntu is the third Long Term Support (LTS) version Canonical has released. I installed this new version on four of my laptops (2 netbooks, 1 normal laptop, 1 portable desktop replacement), and here's my impression of it.
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Does anyone know if there is a big list of what works and what doesn't?

I think it'd be great if you could look up your hardware, and see how well it works before you attempt to install ubuntu (or linux in general).

If it exists, great, can someone point me in the right direction? If it doesn't, why not?


The install disk of Ubuntu is a liveCD. "see how well it works before you attempt to install ubuntu" is PRECISELY what a liveCD enables you to do, except that loading programs off a liveCD is a lot slower than hard disk, so running a livCD won't give you a good idea of the speed that is possible if you were to install to a hard disk.

Running a LiveCD does, however, let you know exactly if the OS will work on your hardware, BEFORE you install it to hard disk.

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