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Linux vs intel i3

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Anonymous
September 7, 2010 9:08:38 AM

Hello,
computer vendor told me that linux can't be installed in intel i3 machines
if not which linux version
kindly clear the doubts

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a b 5 Linux
September 7, 2010 10:28:01 AM

I believe kernel version 2.6.33 and later fully support the i3 (including the IGP). Version 2.6.32 (a patched version of which is used in Ubuntu) will probably support the processor but the IGP may not work.
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a b 5 Linux
September 7, 2010 2:00:35 PM

Any distribution that is running an up to date Kernel should support it; I see no reason why it wouldn't.
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a b 5 Linux
September 7, 2010 2:29:44 PM

It's a question of the Integrated Graphics Processor. As randomizer says, this is not supported - or certainly not fully supported - on pre-2.6.33 kernels. Many distributions have not yet updated the kernel to this level. (Of course you could always download, configure, compile and install a 2.6.33 kernel, but this can be a bit intimidating for some users.)
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September 11, 2010 5:53:53 AM

Ubuntu 10.04 works fine on my i5 laptop so i3 should be fine CPU-wise, but I've no idea about the IGP because I have an Nvidia GPU.
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