I'm thinking about switching to Ubuntu,i've had enough of Windows's BSOD,trojans etc.I want a secure and clean operating system for my laptop.I'm not a hardcore gamer,i barely play games on my system...i only use it for movies,surfing on the internet and school projects.So,my question is,is Ubuntu compatible with my laptop?(sorry for my bad english)
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I am using ASUS K55VM with Ubuntu since 12.04 version and never had an issue. You can choose Ubuntu 14.04.1 LTS or 14.10 based on your choice. For people who feel stability is top priority, LTS (Long Term Support) versions are recommended.
If you doubt it, then use UnetBootin and run Ubuntu from USB for trial and test everything like wifi, sound, battery backup hours, heating, bluetooth, file transfer, trackpad check etc. This will make you feel more confidant.
After installation, follow these instructions to turn it into a productive system.
I've owned three asus netbooks and five asus desktop motherboards. Asus appears committed to Linux and with it Ubuntu as well. I don't feel I'd be going out on a limb to say you have nothing to worry about. All that I would suggest is to make sure to have your computer connected to the internet with an ethernet connection during the installation so that it can download and drivers it needs during the installation.