He there! I'm thinking about building my own pc for a while now. I'm using eOS for a week orso, and I really thinking about installing it on my new pc rig to. But because eOS is using a old version of the Linux kernel, my question is: will it run with modern (AMD + NVIDIA, or Itel+NVIDIA) hardware?


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The answer to this question is it depends. If you are running Loki, the kernel isn't all that old.

Provided you aren't using anything really exotic, Linux typically supports most desktop hardware. I can't remember the last time I had an issue running Linux on a desktop machine - normally issues arise when trying to get it to run on a laptop, where there is poorer support for some chipsets (wireless etc.).

A better way to do this is to use something like PCPartPicker to assemble a potential build which suits your needs, and then post to the elementary OS subreddit to ask whether your hardware is supported.

Here are some things you might want to avoid:

  • 32-bit UEFI firmware
  • Older AMD graphics cards

since elementary OS seems to work well on Dell XPS 15 : Does elementary OS work on the Dell XPS 15? It should work with modern hardware, the XPS 15 having Intel+Nvidia config

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