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I'm looking for the best version of Ubuntu to install, which will be compatible with the hardware of my Samsung rf511-S01 laptop:

  • i3-2310M processor, 2.1 GHz
  • Memory 4GB/Hard Disk 500 GB
  • Graphics card 1 of 2: Intel HD Graphics 3000
  • Graphics card 2 of 2: NVIDIA GeForce GT 540M-1024 MB, DDR3
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You can use latest stable release of ubuntu ie. Ubuntu 13.10 or Ubuntu 12.04.4 LTS. –  g_p Feb 21 at 17:55
    
Ok maybe I should choose 12.04 because last time I've installed last version I had a problem with the graphics cards, keyboard and touchpad(didn't work). Ubuntu all the time uses the better graphics card. –  steeve Feb 21 at 18:07

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Why don't you try and find out for yourself. Try Ubuntu before you install it

As you are running a machine with dual graphics card, I would read this Ubuntu wiki page: https://wiki.ubuntu.com/Bumblebee

Bumblebee aims to provide support for NVIDIA Optimus laptops for GNU/Linux distributions. Using Bumblebee, you can use your NVIDIA card for rendering graphics which will be displayed using the Intel card. Bumblebee is officially supported by Ubuntu in 13.10 Saucy or newer. However, all releases are supported by the Bumblebee Project community from Ubuntu version 12.04 up to 13.10.

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Since this is a trial for you and your hardware, i suggest you to try the latest version(s) of ubuntu or an ubuntu live cd:

For extended support, choose Ubuntu 12.04 LTS

Ubuntu 12.04.4 LTS is a long-term support release. It has continuous hardware support improvements as well as guaranteed security and support updates until April 2017.

Ubuntu 13.10 will be supported for 9 months and includes cutting-edge new features that make your music, videos, documents and apps much easier to access.


Try Ubuntu before you install it

If you’re not yet sure about installing Ubuntu, you can try it out without affecting your current system.

You can try Ubuntu without actually installing it on your computer’s hard drive. You can do this by starting up your computer with either an Ubuntu DVD in the drive or a USB stick with Ubuntu on it in a USB port.

Give it a go (:

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