Which distribution should i use on my new ryzen laptop

My device doesn’t have Nvidia graphics card so I can’t understand which distribution should be the right option to go for what I find on internet everybody is talking about old hardware support distro so i can’t find the right choise what distro is good for 5th gen ryzen with wifi 6e ssd
And i want to enable secure boot also please suggest me i like kde and gnome 40. Thank you.

Hardware support is mainly defined by the kernel, not so much by the distribution.
(If you have hardware that is not supported by the kernel, you may be able to find drivers from the manufacturer/vendor, but again that is mostly independent of the distribution.)

With Fedora you can get the latest kernel, so that a good choice there.

As for Ryzen CPU (5th gen = Ryzen 5 5600X ??), from what I know, they are all supported by the kernel. Please double-check.

Wifi6e is supported since kernel 5.10 or 5.11, so you are fine with Fedora (en:users:drivers:iwlwifi [Linux Wireless] and Linux 5.11 Brings Intel WiFi 6GHz Band Support (Wi-Fi 6E) - Phoronix). Make sure to buy Intel wifi hardware


DistroWatch(dot)com has a ranking of Linux distros. You’ll have the best luck with the more popular ones. Fedora ranks highly. Try them out and see what you like.

What does the ranking express?

See https://popey.com/blog/2021/01/distrowatch-is-not-a-measure-of-popularity/.

Distrowatch’s explanation says: “The DistroWatch Page Hit Ranking statistics are a light-hearted way of measuring the popularity of Linux distributions and other free operating systems among the visitors of this website. They correlate neither to usage nor to quality and should not be used to measure the market share of distributions. They simply show the number of times a distribution page on DistroWatch.com was accessed each day, nothing more.”

That’s a great idea. Just burn a few isos on USB and try different Live environments. Using Ventoy, you can boot several different Linux isos from one USB thumb drive.


How popular it is amongst distrowatch users. This basically means what do distro-hoppers find most interesting today. :rofl:

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i am thinking to use fedora kde is it stable now because i have tried on 34 it is bit buggy with wayland is it good now or should i use arch or kubuntu.

KDE on wayland is it bit buggy on every distro. It is still considered experimental by the KDE team. That being said, you don’t have to use wayland on Fedora. When you login the first time, just pick X11 instead. The experience there is solid.

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thank you so much for help and can you help how to enable secureboot while installing i am going to remove windows and then install that.

Have a look here:

And check also the other secure-boot topics in the search engine.

no need to remove windows, you can dual-boot if your SSD is large enough. Also if you decide to trash Windows, just delete the Windows partitions from Fedora’s installer.

Actually i am looking for someone to sell my preinstalled windows this is wrong that now devices comes with preinstalled windows.

I hope you can convince microsoft to change their arrangements with computer manufacturers to stop the preinstalled windows delivery. 99+ percent of all PCs sold have windows installed and it has been that way since the advent of windows.

If you can. :+1:
But I doubt they will listen.

Also, I doubt you can sell that. It came with the machine and likely is already registered to that hardware.

You can get machines with linux preinstalled if you search a little bit.

Hey you don’t know what i have done in last 30days i have contacted via twitter call email with 6 brands for a device without preinstalled windows at first they provide home version which does not have basic encryption feature and i have visited more than 20 stores electronic supermarket to small stores but after a big disappointment i have bought a device with windows…although my device don’t have office preinstalled most of the devices comes with office also which is seriously bad. Even i have shown them ms eula to atleast refund that as they have written in there eula 9a but failed.

But i have researched something that untill i accept the ms terms it can be removable ans the hardware tie happens after accept the licence tc but i haven’t tried yet i will try once i get some free time maybe this week and hope for the best finger crossed.

Of course we don’t know. You did not tell us.

A quick search for “pc with linux installed” gives 130+ million results. The top 3 are currentbuild.com, system76.com and thelinuxlaptop.com. The 4th was 13 Places Where You Can Buy Linux Computers which touts 13 places to buy linux laptops.

I would guess that you did not do much searching but only went to local stores with windows machines on the shelf.

Shame on you.

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Nothing to shame about i know those brands system76 purism and others but they don’t sell devices in my country and i have to import them and importing in my country will take a lot of import duty coustom duty so it is not worth it. Thank you

If your computer has an AMD cpu and gpu, you’re in luck. Linux supports AMD really well, including the amd graphics because the drivers are open source.

yes ryzen 5 5th gen

If you are yet to purchase the laptop, you can consider a ThinkPad from Lenovo. They have an option to buy without an OS, or with DOS. Note that this is available only on their ThinkPad range. If you are in Europe, you could also try Tuxedo computers.

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It depends a lot on where you are but there are a lot of vendors/manufacturers that ship with Linux or no OS.

Here is a long list: https://linuxpreloaded.com/ : System76, Entroware, Purism, Lenovo,…, just to name a few