Hi everyone (from noobs to geeks and SU!),
I am one of the beginners that can't sleep at night if I didn't get it right, so here's my questions about Linux and the whole installation process and how it works:
We all know that OS's require processing unit and storage to properly function. We all understand that processing unit includes various components depending on the type on computer it defines. We can obviously name the core components, like Processor, RAM, mother-board and storage, and most of us understand the reason those exist and we all can imagine in a way, the way those work with each other so they bound into this amazing machine we all use in way or another.
What is annoying these days is that it's hard to understand if the OS is built for the HW or vice-versa.
I have hardly tried to understand why can't we install what-ever OS on what-ever machine. Like all machines are built on the same architecture (mother-board, CPU, RAM, storage and other modules) but you can hardly install Linux on any machine out there, not to mention Windows or Mac OS.
Is there a chance we can get a clear answer why is this so unachievable?
I am using Linux as the main OS, and this has happened since the day I first installed it. It took me not more than 6 months to delete Win10 from the dual-boot grub menu. I am so grateful to Linux community and I want to thank all developers to make Linux happen, and I am confident that if it stays the way it is at the moment it will easily dominate the OS-usage charts of the future. It might lack some user-friendliness in some ways but still is so amazing that we will wait for the dev's to make all our requirements possible.
But how does it work... Actually the reason I am writing all these sentimental sentences is to be able to understand how does Linux actually works. For example I use an AMD based ultrabook that has an CPU that is able to run any OS. The thing that catches me is that I would love to install Linux on my tablet as well. I use a Galaxy Tab S4 (with a keyboard and a mouse). Yes, DEX is amazing, but standing in front of it today, I was wondering "THIS THING COULD BE A LINUX MACHINE!" And I started shoveling for ways to install Linux on it. So far I did install an Ubuntu version of Linux that runs from terminal. That is amazing but still... Is it that impossible to install a full fledged Linux distro on a machine that has an ARM based CPU, RAM and storage?
Please let me understand why is this impossible and if there is any work-around's to make it possible! And if there is someone able to explain properly why Linux cannot be installed on this machine in an easy manner, as if it is installed on a laptop or desktop.
Kind regards, and thank you for your time and patience with the noobs! :)