How to know if the PC system is compatible with Linux?

Can your PC system to work under Linux? Most likely yes, but see how you can find out for sure. Recently Microsoft and their partners are less active in the promotion and propagation of the latest operating system Windows, that na one can easily wished to migrate to ... something different from it. And it certainly would make sense given that a) there are wonderful and completely free OS open source alternatives and b) you are a gamer or a professional photographer who works with paid software necessarily require the presence of Linux.
Of course, the most logical alternative is one of the many Linux distributions available on the web, which can even be tested without uninstalling Windows. However, whether this will not incur any problems? Although unlikely, this possibility still exists. Hardware support for Linux is now better than ever, but still can not be taken for granted. In fact, it is possible that not every laptop or PC can work seamlessly under Linux, even in dual-boot configuration of operating systems. Therefore it is better to check in advance whether the PC system which you want to insert in the world of open source is actually compatible with Linux. In the following lines will tell you briefly how to do it - in the easiest and quickest way. Make Linux "test drive" if you already have the hardware If you already have a PC system on which you plan to install Linux, it should not take long to find out if it can work with Linux. You just subject it to "test drive".
As we have already had a chance to celebrate before time, ways to test Linux, without ruining Windows, are few and are quite easy to implement. LiveCD-it or Live USB Linux distribution with the most easiest and quickest way to run it on your machine. More over, quite safe. Just download installation Linux ISO image for a few minutes, saving it on USB media, restart your computer and put it into "living" Linux environment directly from the flash drive. So if your computer is not working well enough, you can simply restart your PC again to remove the stick, to return to Windows and forget about Linux on this hardware. It has to be noted, however, that in some cases you may need to install additional graphics or Wi-Fi drivers that are not available by default in a particular Linux distribution. In fact, it is quite normal to initially have no support for 3D graphics. If the Wi-Fi does not work automatically, there will most likely do it after you install Linux on the PC system and install the appropriate Wi-Fi drivers for the wireless hardware. Check databases Hardware Compatibility. The internet also has a lot of information on whether a computer (if it's brand) is compatible with Linux. Much of this information is found in the so-called. databases on hardware compatibility. The company Canonical provides as impressive resource named Ubuntu desktop certified hardware database, ie database certified for Ubuntu desktop hardware. As you might guess, the lists of this database you can find information about the hardware that will surely work with Ubuntu. If you you are interested in rather a list of individual components instead base containing brands and models of entire branded PC systems, in this case better work will do the so-called. Ubuntu component catalog. Here lists of compatible hardware components are grouped by manufacturer, so the discovery of what the need is quite easy.
Simple Google search phrase like "GeForce GTX 980 Ti Linux support" is usually the quickest way to find out whether a component can work with Linux. A wide variety of databases such useful information can be found online resource Linux-Drivers, and developers of many Linux distributions also provides its own specific databases compatibility. These include openSUSE, Debian and Linux Mint. Another good idea is to search the Internet directly to the model number of the laptop (if conceived to install its Linux) or that of specific hardware. It is enough to write that number in the search box on Google and add it after the phrase "Linux support". One such simple search actually is probably the easiest and quickest way to get a huge amount of information on the subject you are interested in - namely, compatibility with Linux. Buy straight PC, designed to work on Linux.Of course, all this testing and information search would be completely unnecessary if you know that you have a PC system compatible with Linux. And you can be 100-percent sure that if you do buy a computer optimized to work with that operating system. For as there are ready computers and laptops preloaded with Windows, so many manufacturers offer deskotp laptop computers with preinstalled Linux. This means that these PC systems guaranteed work properly with Linux. A major advantage of these offers is that you can save them a lot of money because the price is not loaded by Windows and avoid "tax Microsoft", you would have paid in the other case.
The powerful Dell XPS 13 is one of the best modern notebooks that you can order directly with Linux. And companies that offer such computers are not a few, nor are small. One longtime supporters of the operating system open source example is the company Dell. It offers a whole series of Linux-based PC systems, including both Inspiron models available for under $ 300 and modern devices such as Ultrabook XPS 13 model or competitor of the MacBook Pro in the face of the model Precision M3800. System76 The company also is well known in the Linux community, as specializes in offering mobile and desktop PCs preloaded with Ubuntu OS. A similar series of Linux PC also offers models company ZaReason, but, of course, Linux can be found in many of the machines at a known PC manufacturers like Acer, Lenovo, HP and others. Actually quite a comprehensive list of manufacturers that offer Linux PC equipment can be found on the website As is clear, fans of Linux just is not devoid of options, so for discrimination and word is out.