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    Exclamation Can my system run ubuntu?

    Hey guys so basically i'm woundering if my system can run Ubuntu,specs are below:

    AMD DUAL CORE 1.8GHZ
    4GB RAM
    512MB AMD Radeon HD 6380G
    HDD: 375GB
    OS: Windows 7 home premium 64bit

    *On the website for my drivers are set to windows 7 64bit not sure why,so i wanted to double check if i could run it or not*

    Thanks

    Stephen

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    Re: Can my system run ubuntu?

    Absolutely! In fact, it should fly with that specification.

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    Re: Can my system run ubuntu?

    What about the fact that my drivers are set to win 7 64bit only?

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    Re: Can my system run ubuntu?

    Quote Originally Posted by stephenb92 View Post
    What about the fact that my drivers are set to win 7 64bit only?
    Driver management works a little different in Ubuntu/Linux.

    Both proprietary drivers from Nvidia and AMD are packaged specially so they can be installed within Ubuntu itself. As a rule of thumb, installing a driver from the manufacturer's website would be left as a last resort.

    During the installation you'll probably used the open source driver (don't worry about it), and then when you boot into your new install, look into the application 'Additional Drivers' to install the proprietary AMD drivers.

    Let us know how it goes.
    Regards.
    Last edited by papibe; June 11th, 2013 at 07:59 PM.

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    Re: Can my system run ubuntu?

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    Last edited by Dale61; June 14th, 2013 at 07:52 AM.

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    Re: Can my system run ubuntu?

    Quote Originally Posted by stephenb92 View Post
    What about the fact that my drivers are set to win 7 64bit only?
    That's just a Microsoft scare tactic.

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