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I dont know about drivers, but amds usully good for linux

AMD? Linux?

Since when have those 2 ever been good together?

Intel and Nvidia have the better / easier drivers for Linux. AMD can be an absolute pain in the rear.
post #12 of 28
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I dont know about drivers, but amds usully good for linux

AMD is not and never has been good for Linux. Like stated above, Intel/Nvidia is the way to go to avoid any issues.
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post #13 of 28
Well I have zero problems with AMD/ATi video cards, the support is great now days.

The laptop that is wanted...as said you can pick just about any you like as the hardware requirements are not high for Linux Mint.
But you need a more powerful type rig to do large compilations.

Argh.... can't see why you would want Linux Mint 12....Linux Mint 11 is so much better. In my opinion of course. biggrin.gif
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post #14 of 28
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Argh.... can't see why you would want Linux Mint 12....Linux Mint 11 is so much better. In my opinion of course. biggrin.gif

Or you can upgrade to Linux 12 and switch out the DE to one you like rolleyes.gif No reason to hinder your system from potential updates just because of not liking a newer versions DE which takes all of 1 minute to change.
post #15 of 28
ive had no problems with amd.....
post #16 of 28
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ive had no problems with amd.....

They may be getting better these days, but Intel and Nvidia are more mature, more stable, and more widely used for Linux machines. But last time I had an AMD card, I went through hell and back to get it to work, and even then I ended up swapping it out for a 9800gt.
post #17 of 28
That was years ago thou... My amd cpu and amd igpu work great
post #18 of 28
Last time I tried them was late 2011, lol.
post #19 of 28
I mean the hardwares years old..
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I mean the hardwares years old..

Older hardware is normally the first supported tongue.gif

And the AMD card I used wasn't that old. Was an 4xxx series if I remember correctly. Didn't last long here though.
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