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I am planning to do away with my XP and install Ubuntu from scratch. Do you have a first hand experience of doing that and if so which version was effort and pain-less? Thanks
Linux does not like Samsung computers… or looking at it another way, Samsung Computers are not Linux Friendly…
but I’ll start you off by directing you to Linux on my Samsung run by a guy called Voria
There you can find ways of getting the Fn Keys and also the Brightness to work correctly.
I have used Mint, Elementary OS, Chrome OS (that is the Hexxeh version) and more recently Ubuntu 12.04 (and even Android)
If you use the Vanilla versions… The Voria work arounds, work…
If you start using ‘Forks’ such as Lubuntu, Xbuntu or the various Desktop Environs e.g. XFCE or LXDE, because they are modified versions (most times) the Voria work arounds do not work)
I have been using Jolicloud OS since the pre-Beta and in general like it for its quick start up, restart and shut down… though, like most linux vesions you may have trouble with Wireless connectivity…
May I suggest you look into WUBI – if you choose an Ubuntu version – 12 or 13… this allows you to install Ubuntu while running Windows… into a Folder (usually on the C Drive) – on reboot – you get the choice to boot into Windows or Ubuntu…
The advantage is that IF IT WILL NOT WORK (properly) you can go back into Windows and Uninstall it without the serious hassle you get if you uninstall a partition installed version of Linux… (it usually locks out Windows when uninstalling – this is by accident, NOT by design- MBR is changed)
Go to go.. hope this is helpful… feel free to ask for expansion if necessary…
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