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HP Pavilion G6 2103 TU
Microsoft Windows 8.1 (64-bit)

I have HP pavilion g6 2103 tu laptop and Win 8.1 OS is running on it. I would like to change it to Linux OS. Can you please tell me which Linux distribution would suit for this laptop and another big question is are there no drivers available for Linux OS for this notebook model ?

 

I couldnt find them here http://support.hp.com/us-en/drivers/selfservice/HP-Pavilion-g6-Notebook-PC-series/5262606/model/526...

 

Awaiting your reply.

 

Thanks.

 

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HP supports Linux on a few models but that is not one of them. You can install Linux on it however. The hardware is mainstream so odds are any recent Linux distribution will "just work". I recommend Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (long term support).

 

https://www.ubuntu.com/download/desktop

 

Linux drivers do not work quite like Windows drivers. Only very rarely do you just download a driver and have it work. Linux requires some additional skills like compiling Code and getting under the hood with the command line. I have used Linux for over 15 years and have not had a computer during that time which was not running Windows and Linux so have installed Linux on a lot of computers.

 

The Linux Support community is very friendly and helpful.

 

So make the thumb drive or DVD to install Ubuntu and simply boot from it. You will need to format the hard drive and set up Linux partitions but the installer makes it easy. Post back if you need more specifics or have any other questions.  

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