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I am going to be installing Linux, Ubuntu on a laptop this evening with the following basic specs:

Core i3 Processor
500gb HDD
Intel HD 3000 Graphics

would the basic, normal, most recent and up-to-date Ubuntu version run well on this setup?

I'm going to be replacing Windows 8 with Ubuntu, from a USB Drive, and I wish to do this with a minimal amount of headache.

Also, any tips/tricks to make this go more smoothly?

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marked as duplicate by Wilf, mikewhatever, Mateo, Braiam, karel Mar 1 '14 at 0:43

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I have 14.04 running on a Dell Inspiron 1545 with 2 Gb of memory and a Pentium dual core processor, so you should be ok.

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some one doesn't like this thread and has decided to downvote everyone? – comrademike Mar 1 '14 at 10:13

I run 13.04, 12.04, 11.04 and 10.10 on a HP 530 with 1gb of ram, 120gb HDD, intel celeron at 1.7Ghz. Most things were running okay - it was only lagging a little when I opened heavy applicartions like GIMP. Your i3 will be super fine.

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