Can I install Linux on my Toshiba Laptop?

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I was wondering if it was possible to install a linux operating system onto my Toshiba Satellite L505-ES5010 laptop? (it was designed to support windows 7, if that means anything)
 


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Yes.
 

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In short Yes, in practice, Toshiba can cause a few problems with Wi-Fi & graphics drivers but with just a little help you can overcome this, be careful of which distribution you install, some are not built for beginners and can be a right pain to install on any kit, try to select one that comes with all the available non-free drivers
 

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It should work, I would try several Distros live first see which one's work best for you.
Mint would be a good Choice.
Let us know how you get on or if you need help.
 

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My best mate has been running Linux Lite on his Toshiba laptop for about 2 years and it runs great!


 

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Welcome and season’s greetings to you.

Could not find your exact model but found this..

https://gadgetaz.com/Laptop/Toshiba_Satellite_L505-LS5014--2410

So if you have 4GiB RAM you can use any Linux distro from Zorin to Antix.

Zorin has a reputation for having everything working straight out of the box on default settings with a very professional look. Antix is a true lightweight with WM window managers but if you need Antix with a real desktop go for Loc-OS Linux.

You will find all the help you need right here on the best Linux forum ;)
 
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