I´ve got a question regarding the installation of a Linux distro on a brand-new laptop.
Some of you might remember the topic “Adventurous laptop swapping”, which was discussed here: Adventurous laptop swapping .
Well, believe it or not, my ex-neighbour indeed took my advice to get a new laptop after all.
It came as a surprise to me, but it was the best decision she could make, I think.
I haven´t been to her place since then, so I don´t know anything about the device yet (not even its make and model). All I know is: it cost 299 Euros, so it should be
a laptop featuring rather modest hardware.
Of course it came with Windows installed and my ex-neighbour wants me to put a Linux distro on it instead.
My plan would be to make a backup of the installed WIN system first (using clonezilla live), as the laptop should have come with 24 months of warranty.
After that: apply the nuke-and-pave approach (getting rid of WIN) and install a resource-friendly Linux distro instead (e.g. Bodhi Linux, Linux Lite, Debian, antix…).
One thing that might prove to be something of a stumbling block is that the laptop could be too new hardware-wise.
What if the built-in WLAN device (or any other part for that matter) isn´t supported by the kernel yet?
So I was thinking of installing some bleeding-edge Linux distro instead, one that gets the latest kernel updates with all its bells and whistles.
What about HWE kernels (rolling releases for the kernel)
Wouldn´t the chances for good hardware support be better then?
So basically I´m looking for a Linux distro which meets the following requirements:
- HWE/rolling release
Does anyone know of a distro that can do that
Many thanks in advance and many greetings from Rosika