Re: Installing Ubuntu on Windows 8 laptop...
Have you even tried using it in Desktop mode? Also, there are a number of free Start Button add-ons you can install -- and the combination of these with Desktop mode return the PC to the desktop style of Win 7 -- which LOTS of people like.
Does anyone actually like this OS?
Telling you because (1) HP is infamous for using highly specialized hardware in their laptops -- for which you are unlikely to find Linux drivers, and (2), you already paid for Win 8, so why not try using it like Win7 before you immediately throw away what you paid good money to get?
Ubuntu 16.04 Mate, Mint 17.3; MS Win 8.1, MS Win10 Pro.
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