Well, I installed Windows 8 and found multiple incompatibilities with my hardware. I experienced freezes while shutting down and restarting Windows 8.
I'm totally new to Ubuntu, and before trying it out, I would be pleased to know, if the following hardware combination functions fully with Ubuntu, without occurring bugs mentioned above.
My hardware specifications:
Intel Extreme DZ77GA 70K
RAM - 16GB G-Skill Ripjawsx 1866MHz (1.65V)
HDD - 1TB Toshiba MK1002TSKB (7200rpm)
VGA - 2GB EVGA GT640**
Does Ubuntu have drivers for the above specs? Will Ubuntu run smoothly on my machine without any conflicts?