My main PC broke completely down a while back, and it’s time for an upgrade, possibly a complete paradigm shift. I’ve always been a Win user (disregarding Amiga :D), but I’m considering Linux for the first time given the direction MS is going. Was using Win7 at home and I hate Win10 at work (although I’m forced there due to main software used).
I tried upgrading my old laptop (i5 probook) to Linux mint, and I had issues connecting (both wireless and wired) which for no apparent reason fixed itself (I couldn’t update drivers or anything because I was not connected). However, the fans are busted on this one (Linux is crazy slow) so it feels crazy trying to keep this alive, or?
I’m writing this on a Lenovo Yoga 2in1 laptop I borrowed from work where installing Linux Mint went fine, but I completely lost sound on it the second day (Dummy device was listed). I restored backup and have had sound since. Now I’m worried about installing updates.
Needlessly to say, I’m a complete noob to Linux, so I need advice on what to get:
What would be a good/decent laptop that runs Linux without a hitch that you can do some Blender work with? Should be powerful enough to do GPU renderings, but doesn’t have to be top of the line.
But mainly, what would be a very good/top of the line desktop/workstation build that runs Linux without a hitch? Any hardware I should absolutely get or completely shun (motherbooards with integrated hw linux issues, network support, intel vs amd cpu, nvidia vs amd gpu)? I’m planning 2-3 30" 2560x1600 monitors (one switchable to laptop).