Originally Posted by dep0
you can always test it before installing.
Grab the iso from here --> http://cdimage.ubuntu.com/releases/12.04/release/
burn it to a Usb or CD and boot from.
Click "Try Ubuntu" and test if Ubuntu runs smoothly with your hardware.
from terminal(ctrl+alt+t) do
and click "Video" > "Test" on Default Input.
2) Check wireless (is it work ?)
3) Check Graphics . Is your card recognized ?
4) Install flash player and try to see a video on youtube.
5) Close the lid and try to resume from suspend. Is it resume properly ?
sudo apt-get install adobe-flashplugin
In brief : Take your own Ubuntu tour before decide to install it. If meet your needs ,then install it.
I think this is the better way to check-test Ubuntu . If works properly on "Try" it will work properly when installed.