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04-18-2017 06:48 AM
Iam going to buy " HP proBook 450 G4" but i was wondering if this model can work with linux ubuntu 16.04 LTS operating system without any kind of errors or pugs .
04-18-2017 07:09 AM
Which video chip? Intel or nVidia? I might actually suggest Ubuntu 16.10 to better support the newest hardware. I am actually sending this on a 6th gen HP laptop with Intel video running Kubuntu 16.04 which is Ubuntu with the KDE desktop instead of the default Gnome. You don't ever expect Linux to "just work"; it often requires some tweaks but the support community is second to none and I guarantee you can get all the hardware working as long as you have some basic Linux skills or are willing to acquire them.
04-18-2017 08:27 AM
i appreciate your fast reply
regarding to your answer ,iam talking on the following laptop with the following specs :
HP ProBook 450 G4 Notebook
PC Intel Core i5-7200U (2.5 GHz, up to 3.1 GHz with Intel Turbo Boost Technology, 3 MB cache, 2 cores) with Intel HD Graphics 620, 15.6 " HD + anti-glare LED-backlit (1920 x 1080), 8 GB DDR4-2133 SDRAM (1 x 8GB), 1TB 5400 rpm SATA, DVD-Writer, NVIDIA GeForce 930MX (2 GB DDR3 dedicated, switchable), WebCam, WiFi, BT, FPR, 3C Batt., FreeDOS 2.0.
can i install ubuntu v 16.04 LTS on this machine ?
04-18-2017 01:53 PM
Yes but the switchable nVidia graphics is giving people fits. But it is not a deal-breaker:
You ask me whether YOU can install Ubuntu 16.04LTS on it. I am pretty sure I could but I have been using Linux since about 1999 when it was really hard to do and I have no idea what your Linux experience is or what you imagine is involved with it. It has gotten to the point where it is much easier than it used to be but still not quite like installing Windows.
There is no hardware in your laptop that cannot ultimately be made to fully operate under Ubuntu 16.04LTS. Hardware that will be a challenge is video, audio and bluetooth and maybe wireless. There are solutions to all but they may be manual solutions requiring command-line work and possible rebuilding of a custom kernel.