Ultrabook is a very fashionable electronic product in the global market. I am using the Asus UX31 Ultrabook, and since I have some technical experience on Linux, I am very curious how the Linux runs on it. Will the Linux experience on Ultrabook be pefect, fairly good, or poor?
How to Install Linux on Ultrabook
Firstly, I download the latest linux ubuntu image from http://www.ubuntu.com/download/ubuntu/download.
Next, I burn it to DVD.
Then, I boot the Ultrabook from the DVD.
I have two options – 1. Try ubuntu 2. Install ubuntu. For ensuring there is no change to my current window system, I choose the former. Now the system boots unbuntu on my Ultrabook.
As you see from the pictures, the ubuntu UI can be launched perfectly. If you want to install ubuntu to your hard disk, you can click “Intall Ubuntu…” from desktop.
I go through the main UI quickly. It has a toolbar on left side that can launch the Firefox browser, applications, as well as an office component like LibreOffice.
For booting Linux on the Asus UX31 Ultrabook, I need to know if there is any requirement for Linux kernel.
I run “Terminal” from “Applications”
You can see it shows “kernel-2.6.38″, which means as long as the kernel version is equal to or greater than 2.6.38, it can be enabled to run the Linux on Ultrabook. By the way, even the kernel version is lower than 2.6.38, it might have possiblity to work (but I do not test it).
I also double check the CPU information by running “/proc/cpuinfo” from Terminal.
You can see it shows there is i7 CPU on the Ultrabook, which is exactly same as configuration table of this Asus UX31 Ultrabook.