I just installed EndeavorOS on an HP Spectre360 that’s roughly 2 years old. I am honestly surprised at how easy it went. If you google it, you’ll get a lot of “lol good luck installing linux on that” type posts - so I was ready for a battle.

Turned off secure boot and tpm. Booted off a usb stick. Live environment, check. Start installer and wipe drive. Few minutes later I’m in. Ok let’s find out what’s not working…

WiFi check. Bluetooth check. Sound check (although a little quiet). Keyboard check. Screen resolution check. Hibernates correctly? Check. WTF I can’t believe this all works out the box. The touchscreen? Check. The stylus pen check. Flipping the screen over to a tablet check. Jesus H.

Ok, everything just works. Huh. Who’d have thunk?

Install programs, log into accounts, jeez this laptop is snappier than on windows. Make things pretty for my wife and install some fun games and stuff.

Finished. Ez. Why did I wait so long? Google was wrong - it was cake.

  • @KISSmyOSFeddit
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    71 month ago

    If you follow general newbie advice and install Mint, the kernel is older than your laptop and may not support everything.
    Fedora, EndeavorOS or Manjaro would be a better choice then.

    • youmaynotknow
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      21 month ago

      You can always install a newer kernel, or move to something Fedora or Arch based. My son has ZorinOS on 6.8

      • @KISSmyOSFeddit
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        71 month ago

        I know. But I wouldn’t consider that “just works”.
        It would mean installing the most popular beginner distro, finding out it doesn’t work, and then first having to google what is even a kernel…

        • youmaynotknow
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          41 month ago

          True. PopOS has pretty current kernels, and is very beginner friendly. What I mean is that there are options, regardless of hardware (unless your on an m3 Crapple chip).