Although today many of us usually buy a generic computer or built by parts, still the majority purchase of equipment is still by brands. Unfortunately Ubuntu computers are not distributed by default and of course we are not given the possibility to choose an operating system. For this reason, many of you have the question How do I know if my computer is compatible with Ubuntu? A good question that the Ubuntu guys are helping to solve.
For several months Ubuntu has closed a page where we can search our team and find out if Ubuntu is compatible or not. You can find this website here! and it is quite up to date since we find devices like the Intel Compute Stick that are not yet sold worldwide. It is a great guide to know if our equipment is really compatible with Ubuntu or it is not. And if it is, which version is compatible with it.
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And if my computer is built in pieces, how do I know if it is compatible with Ubuntu?
The Free Software Foundation has long launched a website with a database of the vast majority of components that we can consult and know if it is compatible or not with Gnu / Linux and by extension with Ubuntu. The good thing about Ubuntu is that it not only supports drivers and components compatible with Gnu / Linux but also supports drivers and proprietary software so the range of compatibility is wide. Even so, it is good to consult this database because it can help us choose the ideal component when building our computer and even help us in case of a problem with the hardware or with the updates.
If you did not know these web pages, save them in your bookmarks since I think they are of vital interest, at least when working with the hardware and installations. Although Ubuntu is very open and compatible, it is impossible to know the whole list of components and computers compatible with Ubuntu. Hence, it says about adding it to bookmarks, it is a tool that we can waste time without consulting but it could also be the information that saves your life What do you think? Did you know these pages?