View Full Version : Will Ubuntu work as a sole OS?

December 26th, 2012, 02:40 AM
I wish I could ask legitimately question...the answer for my hardware is yes, but with a couple of features of the laptop hardware currently not fully functional with Ubuntu.

HP DV7t-7xxx series i5 Ivy Bridge

1) System has 4 standard speakers + 1 sub woofer. In Ubuntu 2/4 speakers work and no sub woofer.

2) Fingerprint login reader does not seem to be supported.

3) Pinch to zoom on track pad isn't supported

This is a new laptop and only been dual booting Linux a few days. If above issues get resolved, I could foresee ditching Windows all together....if I didn't have stupid Apple mobile hardware that I need iTunes for...so then just go to Android (rooted) again and be cool!...I'm blathering on... I wouldn't mind ditching Windows though if not for the above...

December 26th, 2012, 02:48 AM
WHATEVER you choose to do make sure you have recovery disks/partition for your Installed Factory OS and back up all DATA before you do anything. Or original Windows media for a reinstall.

There are a recurrence of threads on Windows users dual booting, then wanting to remove Ubuntu or have deleted partitions or cant no longer access Windows etc.

Take a clone, make your recovery disks, make sure you know how to recover, backup data etc before you do anything.


December 26th, 2012, 03:37 PM
There are probably a small partition on the HDD that is reserved for windows install. In case you may need it later, I would suggest that you do not remove and format that partition.

I personally switched from windows 7 to ubuntu 12.04 without hesitation. My reason was because of the spyware that is embedded in windows 8. I do not like to spied on.

Anders Stroem
December 26th, 2012, 03:51 PM
That depends entirely on what the machine is going to be used for.

Does all the software that you need, or viable counterparts, exist for Ubuntu?

December 26th, 2012, 07:36 PM
Discussion moved to its own thread.