Is my computer compatible with Linux?

If your computer has at least a Pentium IV or equivalent processor, then most Linux distros should work great. Even If your computer has a Pentium III or even a Pentium II or equivalent, there should be some lightweight distros which will work fine. Click here to learn more about a few Linux distros and their hardware requirements [1]. Also, click here to see a very helpful article about how to determine which hardware is supported by Linux [2]. Below are some websites with more information about the compatibility of Linux with various computers:

IBM Thinkpad Tux [3]>
Linux Hardware Compatibility List & Linux Drivers [4]
Linux HCL [5
Ubuntu-certified Hardware [6]
OpenSUSE Hardware [7]
Tux,” the mascot of Linux, was created by Larry Ewing, Simon Budig and Anja Gerwinski [8].


1.    ^ “Which Linux distros are the best?”
2.    ^ “Top 3 Websites to Check Whether Your Hardware is Supported by Linux.”
3.    ^ “Linux on Laptops.”
4.    ^ “Linux Hardware Compatibility Lists & Linux Drivers.”
5.    ^ Linux HCL.
6.    ^ “Ubuntu-certified Hardware.”
7.    ^ “OpenSUSE Portal: Hardware.”
8.    ^ “Tux.”

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