Windows sucks - alternatives?

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  1. This is the name

    This is the name Notebook Geek

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    Hi
    Win 10 Sucks. I dont want any (new) Laptop with.
    How noob friendly are the current Distributions?
    I mean like Support the Notebook Hardware 100%.
    Support all weird Wifi Login Systems.
     
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  2. chezzzz

    chezzzz Notebook Guru

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    Linux Mint 18.1 Serena is excellent, also Elementary is an excellent Distro too. worth trying both out, both are quite easy to install, set-up and use.
    https://www.linuxmint.com/

    https://elementary.io/

    Advantages of Linux over Windows : https://www.quora.com/What-are-all-the-advantages-of-using-Linux-rather-than-Microsoft-Windows

    How to choose the best Linux distro for your Laptop : http://www.techradar.com/news/how-to-choose-the-best-linux-distro-for-your-laptop

    Some differences between Linux and Windows : https://www.quora.com/What-is-the-difference-between-Windows-and-Linux

    Excellent Linux Mint Over-view Tutorial (Part 1):

    (Part 2) :

    Great Vids worth watching :

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  3. Starlight5

    Starlight5 I'm a cat. What else is there to say, really?

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    @This is the name you can also install Mac OS if you choose your hardware carefully.
     
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    Primes Chrome OS Wizard

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  5. Vasudev

    Vasudev Notebook Virtuoso

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    does your pc come with skylake or kabylake? If so, retain windows and simply dual boot.
    If you have SKL or KL based PC, you need linux kernel 4.8 or 4.10 to to squeeze most performance out of the system. Again, if you have NVidia GPU, you need to disable Secure boot in Linux only to install the gpu drivers. You need to look for NV drivers repo
    https://launchpad.net/~graphics-drivers/+archive/ubuntu/ppa
    You may need to switch to AHCI from RAID to install Linux. Sometimes you can install Linux in RAID but I chose AHCi for compatibility reasons.
    If you've Killer Wireless and you installed TLP you may need to disable WLAN power saving to get Killer's extreme range and consistent speeds.
     
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    This is the name Notebook Geek

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    I dont have an Laptop who is not Win7 Compatible but I need a new one who will not be win7 compatible.
    I looking for some special one.
     
  7. JCarter37

    JCarter37 Newbie

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    You mean you want a laptop that will run Linux and Windows 7?
     
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    Vasudev Notebook Virtuoso

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    Intel coffee lake will not be compatible with W7.
     
  9. UNCNDL1

    UNCNDL1 Notebook Evangelist

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    Try a Panasonic Toughbook CF-53 you'll be very happy

    Sent from my SM-G920V using Tapatalk
     
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  10. Midas Touch

    Midas Touch Notebook Deity

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    Arch Linux
     
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