In present world, most of the PC's are designed to be compatible with Microsoft Windows. But If you are a GNU/Linux enthusiast you might not be happy with that and you will prefer to have a GNU/Linux distribution installed in your system.
But is your PC really compatible with GNU/Linux? How to know that? An article written by Chris Hoffman published in pcworld magazine suggests some approaches that can be adopted to check your PC's compatibility with GNU/Linux distributions.
Linux’s hardware support is better than ever, but you still can’t take it for granted. Not every laptop and desktop you see at your local computer store (or, more realistically, on Amazon) will work perfectly with Linux. Whether you’re buying a PC for Linux or just want to ensure you can dual-boot at some point in the future, thinking about this ahead of time will pay off.