I have a Samsung laptop running Windows 10:
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM) i3-6100U CPU @ 2.30GHz
RAM: 4.00 GB
System type: 64-bit OS x64-based processor
It's a few years old, but it runs fine despite the occasional lag here and there. I'm not 100% happy running windows, and so I started to look into alternatives.
Will removing Windows 10 from my laptop and installing a Linux distro (Ubuntu/Debian/ or Fedora) improve its performance since it's a "lighter" OS? (I'm not too keen on running a VM, and I'd much rather run Linux exclusively).
I heard that Lenovo Thinkpad's architecture is more suited for running Linux, so I got a little worried that my laptop wouldn't be up for it.
I will be mostly using it for Python/R/C/C++ and some web development stuff. If you guys think I will indeed see an improvement in performance by changing OS, then is there anything I should keep in mind when making the switch?
Thanks a lot! Any feedback is appreciated.
samsung notebook NP500R4L (my model)
I tried googling my Samsung laptop model + linux and the article below was the first result that came up lol. btw, the article is from 2013 -- but still, my laptop isn't much newer than that.
How to destroy a brand-new Samsung laptop: Boot Linux on it link to article
In any case, that's a samsung issue, and I still wanna run linux. I'm planning to buy a Lenovo Thinkpad and just run Linux on it since its architecture is more suited for running Linux -- keeping windows on the Samsung laptop.
Below is the model I'm considering to buy (used) for running Linux:
- Lenovo ThinkPad T430 i5-3230M 500 GB // 250.00 EUR
Lenovo ThinkPad T430 2349-Core i5 2.6 GHz-3230M/64-bit Windows 10 Pro/Windows 7 Professional 64-bit downgrade-pre-installed: Windows-4 Gb RAM-500 Gb HDD-DVD-printer-1366 x 768/14 "wide HD-Intel HD Graphics-update 4000