Re: Hello all! Switching to Ubuntu from Windows 8 on a Samsung Laptop :)
Originally Posted by uhhhnoakes
Since you're experience is with Win7 I assume that you have a number of programs that you use. I suggest making a live USB flash drive (probably 8 GB) and give Ubuntu 13.04 a test run for about a week or so. Doing this will enable you to learn a bit about Ubuntu, find alternative programs to duplicate the functionality of the Win programs you currently use.
Here's a short list of programs that I've found extremely suitable:
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HP | Intel iCore 7 3.2Ghz | 12 Gb mem | SSD Win7 | HDD Trusty
Dell laptop | Intel iCore 3 2.1Ghz | 4 Gb mem | Win 7 + Trusty