Ubuntu on the Asus Zenbook UX305 ultrabook

Ubuntu on the Asus Zenbook UX305 ultrabook

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The Asus Zenbook UX305 is a thin and light laptop that offers a pretty great value. For $699 you get a 2.6 pounds notebook with 8GB of RAM, 256GB of solid state storage, a 13.3 inch full HD matte display, and an Intel Core M Broadwell processor.

For the software, you also get Windows 8.1 software but what if you’d rather run Ubuntu? The answer is absolutely yes you can do that.

The operating system loaded quickly and most of the hardware worked without any problems. I was able to connect to my WiFi network, surf the web in Firefox, watch YouTube videos, and install apps using the Ubuntu Software Center, among other things.

I did all of this while running from the Live USB image, but you should also be able to install Ubuntu to internal storage to either dual-boot Windows and Ubuntu or to replace Windows altogether.

 

Source: http://liliputing.com/2015/04/ubuntu-on-the-asus-zenbook-ux305-ultrabook.html

Submitted by:  Brad Linder

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