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    Question monitor display resolution for Linux


    i am in the process of acquiring a new laptop and was told that most Linux distros require a higher resolution than Windows (1600 x 900 rather than 1366 x 76. was just gonna confirm that this is indeed correct or if the smaller resolution is still doable cause the higher one costs $50 that I'd rather save.

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    Not true, as far as I know. I've had linux on an old Toshiba laptop with a 500 Mhz cpu and 800x640 resolution, if I remember it right. Make a live cd of your linux distro choice, and take it to the store with you to make sure.
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    Unless the laptop has some exotic GFX card in it, you shouldn't have much issue with screen resolution.
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