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Problem Hybrid Graphics Systems require two graphics drivers. Your issue is that you are trying to use only one driver to "drive" two totally different cards. On the Kernel Level this is done with the vga-switcharoo kernel setting, which is enabled on major distributions by default. The issue is further compounded by the fact that the switcharoo option ...


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Gluglug sells laptops with the microcode-free free software LibreBoot BIOS replacement. However not every firmware has been replaced. (The embedded controller is still in place.)


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It could be argued that an OS installation happens quite rarely, even in your scenario. Once installed, the files that constitute the OS are relatively static. There will be more wear and tear due to the writing of routine files, such as documents, media etc and the distribution's configuration files, log files and swap space than there ever will be from ...


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From hardware prospective, reinstalling either OS or programs will put more wear on the the hard-drive. The more you use it there is more probability to develop damaged sectors. From software viewpoint, depends on your data setup. Some data might become unusable or corrupt because of the wrong/incompatible installation. This assumes that you don't wipe all ...


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It will tend to wear out your hard drive or SSD faster because you are writing large amounts of data frequently. Other than that, it shouldn't "harm" your computer.



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