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Can Linux be dual booted on a computer with Windows?

I have a Lenovo Yoga running Windows 10 on a 1TB SSD and at some point will probably have to upgrade it to Windows 11. I use it for school and have to keep Windows on it for now because of what I’m currently doing. I want to start getting into Linux in hopes of making the switch sometime down the line. Is partitioning the disk...

Certainity45,

Just to clarify, you don’t need to shrink your storage drive for any VM. I haven’t used Windows for so many years, that I can’t remember can you shrink your C:/ partition, so search for it from your preferred search engine.

For a Linux Newbie Nvidia should not cause problems. Pop_OS! releases their own .iso for their own made Nvidia drivers. Also other Nvidia driver named NVK should be available soon for any distro out of the box and it will remove most (if not all) Nvidia-related problems on Linux. But I bet most Linux-gamers uses Nvidia without issues anyway.

When you’re about to do your first dual booting attempt, I highly recommend to take a backup from your Windows install since it’s your first time so something unexplainable can go wrong.

Ps. Remember this until the rest of your life: no matter how you do it, Windows will always override and format your Linux ESP partition, so you have to always install Windows first and Linux second and preferably with its own ESP.

I'm relatively unfamiliar with Linux. I'm getting a ThinkPad T460 and want to install Mint on it. Is there anything about the T460 I should know?

It’s probably been 15 years since I’ve used Linux and Mint seems to be the recommended distro for people who aren’t all that familiar with Linux like me, but I didn’t know if there was anything I should know with this ThinkPad model that anyone is familiar with. My searching around shows people saying everything from it...

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Is your internal battery dead? I’ve never seen such problems with dual battery Thinkpads.

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Youtube is full of Kdenlive tutorials. Within 1 hour of learning you’ll know the basics use of it. It is easy if you’re willing to start with tutorials since it is different from other video editing softwares.

I tried, I really did

I’ve been an IT professional for 20 years now, but I’ve mainly dealt with Windows. I’ve worked with Linux servers through out the years, but never had Linux as a daily driver. And I decided it was time to change. I only had 2 requirements. One, I need to be able to use my Nvidia 3080 ti for local LLM and I need to be able...

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It faschinates me a lot how a company like Nvidia can’t make working drivers even for xorg despite all the hype Nvidia moving their drivers into firmware. Amd sells gpu’s very low numbers and they never have these issues because they can afford to release their drivers for Linux.

Linux foundation should ban Nvidia. So many headaches and wasted resources cured immediadly.

Certainity45,

Then demand Nvidia for better drivers. The new Linux users doesn’t deserve all the current hassle because that instantly kills the motivation for even actually starting the Linux journey at all.

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You can now launch any installed app from the file manager.

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Very useful tip for a linux newbie with a laptop which has only igpu.

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Try to double your ram and if you don’t have ssd, get one. Your cpu and gpu is powerful enough for light video editing. Also amd drivers are shipped in the Linux Kernel so you don’t need to do anything for them.

I started using tiling window managers. What tips do you have? What packages do you use to make yours fully functional? Lost noob needs some guidance...

I decided to dive heads first into window managers and need your input for your guidance. I’m absolutely not a Linux-pro. I basically never use the terminal, just started using Github, and only used Gnome (+ KDE for 1/8th the time) for now....

Certainity45,

Try Manjaro Sway. It is preconfigured and has many superior features built-in. The wallpaper contains the keybinds. When you learn to use that preconfigured Sway, you can try to build your own setup in a virtual machine and when you’re satisfied, take the dotfiles into a usb stick or make the vm guest as your real Linux install.

Certainity45,

So what? For newbies it isn’t as bad rant Youtubers tend to claim, but yeah I guess the problems are real. However, my brother has daily driven Manjaro KDE for 4 years and hasn’t have bigger or more issues what you would have with Ubuntu.

I also recommended to try it out, not to daily drive it. Manjaro’s Sway configuration is much more fine-tuned than in the Fedora Sway.

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Thinkpad T480 is the last of the good Thinkpads and should be more than your Budget

Edit. Corrected typo.

Certainity45,

Yes. Thanks for pointing out my mistake. I corrected my typo.

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That’s true. Nothing beats the 7-row. Luckily you can mod T480 with T25 keyboard if you can source the parts.

Certainity45,

T490 is the first model with only internal battery, but removal is fairly easy. 2020 lineup changed the F9-F11 function into osme MS Teams crap, which didn’t (or don’t) work with MS Teams out of the box. The old layout for function keys (keyboard lsyour switch, bluetooth toggle on/off and settings) were super handy in daily use.

I don’t know about 2022 lineup since I don’t own one, but 2023 lineup don’t have option for simple bios UI and don’t allow user to disable unneeded hardware, which was a feature since the first Thinkpad ever released.

Certainity45,

Sounds like very poor management since everytime a business company switches system infrastructure, the end-users will receive courses. I was working in a factory which changed the automation system and every end-user spent 4+4 hrs in the lecture room and after 1 month of use they had again 4 hrs advanced use cases lecture.

After just 6 months every worker said the new system is easier and better, which first seemed to be impossible transfer.

Certainity45,

T480 is the last good Thinkpad. Even T490 is a huge downgrade.

T430 or X230 if you’re into modding. The opportunities for modding them are endless. Keyboard from xx20-series (best ever made for laptops), FHD IPS panel, re-celling the battery with 18650-cells, second storage drive with mstata mod… If I remember right, T430 cd bay can be replaced with secondary battery too.

The old models are compatible with FreeBSD too.

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Just wow. Hopefully it works with T430 too, since it has so much more cpu power with quad-core i7-3612qm and runs much cooler than the stock dual-core i5 ever ran.

Too bad I have no time or interest to tinker with these as much as I tinkered 5 years ago.

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Perfect choice for lot.

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T480 or Framework

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I have no personal experience from any P-series, but my friend has a P50 or P52 as his work machine and he has daily drive that for years in CAD and he loves it everyday. The chsssis is same qaulity as T-series.

Certainity45,

I don’t follow him but in this particular blog post he’s 100% right. Why Linux Foundation funds the Metaverse at all?

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Buy the Ben Eater’s breadboard computer: eater.net/shop

His Youtube is full of tutorials: piped.video/channel/UCS0N5baNlQWJCUrhCEo8WlA

It is possible to tinker it even more intoa a single pcb-version: piped.video/channel/UCS0N5baNlQWJCUrhCEo8WlA

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