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Purchasing a new desktop for Ubuntu 14.04 LTS

I am new to Linux and plan to install Kubuntu 14.04 LTS on a desktop. I would like to know if anyone has experience with new desktops that "just work" with Linux. I am planning to buy during the ...
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Ubuntu compatibility with AMD APU

I am keen to migrate to Linux OS and planning to buy following hardware AMD Athlon Quad-Core APU Athlon 5350 Gigabyte GA-AM1M-S2H I am also planning to buy a wifi adapter which I still need to decide. ...
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There's a way ubuntu's kernel supports my video card?

Well my problem is my old gaming laptop is not compatible with the ubuntu kernel, (as far as i read) that happened since i upgraded to ubuntu 13.10, my video card is an ATI Radeon HD 3650 and each ...
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wacom tablet compatibility

I am keen on knowing if the following tablets work out of the box with Ubuntu 12.04. Bamboo Pad CTH-301/K0-AX Intuos Manga CTH-480/S1-C Strangely none of the specs mention anything about the ...
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Compatibility Ubuntu and MSI GE60

We are online web shop and we are looking laptops to be sell with Ubuntu installed. We have an order with a distributor of MSI but we can have not tried ubuntu in MSI laptops previously. These are ...
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Plug and Play WiFi cards for a whole bunch of distros [closed]

I need a plug and play WiFi card for the following. If you know of a WiFi card model that is plug and play compatible with at least a few of these, please list it. Debian, Ubuntu, Linux Mint, Kali ...
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Ubuntu 10.04 compatibility

Has anybody installed Ubuntu 10.04 LTS(server edition) on newer laptops? I am trying to install on HP8570w but it fails to complete network configuration as it neither recognizes the ethernet nor the ...
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Third party applications on HiDPI display

I noticed that some apps (Google Chrome, Viber, VKAudioSaver) have problems with HiDPI dispays (everithing is too small). Other apps work nice. Strange thing is that Cromium works good (with some ...
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Wacom Touch Device (call for suggestion of compatibility)

I need to use a touch "mouse" on my desktop PC, witch work with Ubuntu 12.04 LTS... Theoretically Wacom Tablet should be Linux compatible, but practically blogs are plenty of people that suffers ...
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How can I install dual monitor on Intel ADD2/SDVO 963Q Express?

I want to use an ADD2/SDVO card on a PCI Express slot like this one: http://www.intel.com/support/graphics/intel915g/sb/cs-013296.htm I can get Drivers created for windows but not for Ubuntu. Did ...
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Will ubuntu work for a windows surface 2

I'm new to Linux and want to install Ubuntu on my surface 2 all I want to know is. Is this possible? Please can I have an answer from someone who has done this so I know it will work.
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What architectures and bootloaders for tablets is needed to run the Ubuntu Desktop?

Lately you can see all kinds of laptop/tablet/pc hybrids: Laptop convertibles, Tablet PCs, Tablets. Also, they run either ARM, Atom or full Core i3/5/7 processors. Some use GRUB, others use EUFI. I ...
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Dell Poweredge R410, ubuntu(14.04) running dead slow

I've have a machine, Dell Poweredge R410 with Ubuntu OS installed in. I'd no problem during installing, however, once it is done it has become annoying as performance is unforgivably abysmal. It runs ...
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Installing Atom text editor on 32-bit Ubuntu 13.10?

The Atom editor newly introduced by the GitHub team, looks like "a hackable text editor for the 21st Century", and I must say, the screenshots have lured me. Official binaries are only available for ...
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Ubuntu New version

So, I have managed to use ubuntu for 6 months or so, and I have completely ignored the Zorin distro. Using a youtube video I managed to install ubuntu server 12.04 and I have been very happy with ...
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High end ubuntu for 7 inch instead of 10 inch tablet

I have read the specs for ubuntu touch. Is it possible to run it on a 7 or 8 inch quad core tablet instead of dual core processor if it meets all the other specs? Are these minimum specs or does it ...
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Compatibility with Office Suite WordPerfect from Corel? [duplicate]

Since support for XP-Home SP3 ran out I am considering an operating system such as Ubuntu or other Linux version. I presently have the Office Suite from Corel - Word Perfect which I want to keep in ...
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How can I use a Verbatim Secure'n'Go USB key?

I have purchased a 4Gb USB key from Verbatim. How can I use it under Ubuntu? I do not need the "secure data" feature, and have still not saved anything on it, so formatting at low level would be OK. ...
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Will ubuntu 14.04 LTS work on Gigabyte GA-Z87-HD3 motherboard

Building a computer with midrange specs. But I need to know if Ubuntu will run on a Gigabyte GA-Z87-HD3 motherboard. Will I need drivers etc?
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AMD Radeon HD 6850M driver compatability

I'M HOPELESS. I'm also dramatic. I've read a couple articles/posts about this issue but I have no idea what I'm doing and don't know how to install drivers. Does anyone know how to download a driver ...
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Ubuntu on old MAC MINI 1.42 GHz /512/?

I'm totally new in this subject... Is there a possibility to install Ubuntu on an old MAC MINI 1.42 GHz | 512 | without INTEL processor? If not does anybody have an idea for another system/OS?
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What are the issues of having KDE libs with Gnome and vica versa

I'm a KDE user with one or two of Gnome applications, notably Tomboy Notes. So far I've not experienced any actual issues that I could pin point to being caused by having Gnome libs on my KDE based ...
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Low Graphics Mode on COMPAQ computer

I am very new to Linux and Ubuntu. I have an obsolete brand of computer with these specs: Compaq Presario-SR1500NX, 3000+AMD Processor, 256MB-PC2700 memory, 80GB-7200RPM hard drive. I am stuck with ...
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Is Ubuntu Desktop compatible with Acer Aspire hardware [duplicate]

Does anyone know if Ubuntu Desktop 13.10 is compatible with the Acer Aspire ATC-605-UB11. This system has the following specs: Intel processor = i5-4440 Memory = 8GB RAM Hard Drive Capacity = 1TB ...
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Installation decision

it's my first attempt to install Ubuntu 12.04.4 on my PC. There is already Win7 and WinXP installed. I also have 4 HDD with various partitions. When I used the Windows Installer method, it completed ...
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Upgrading 13.04 to 13.10 compatibility

I have an AMD CPU with radeon graphics card tower. When I tried to install 12.04 and 13.10 using burned disc I had problems with the graphics from the installation phase. 13.04 installed without ...
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How can I have my Ubuntu PC (13.10) connect to a Xbox 360 Kinect?

How can I have my Xbox 360 Kinect be registered as a device to my computer? I don't just want to be able to use it as a webcam, although that is still helpful. Is there any software for Ubuntu that ...
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RAID Controller Hardware compatability?

I might be out of my element here, I am new to Ubuntu Server, and I am a intermediate Linux/Unix user, but zero experience with admin of such. I am trying to build a server to play with for media ...
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Is there any software that can interface between linux and apple?

As far as I can tell there is nothing an iphone or other apple device can link up with Ubuntu but is the any can kind of bridging software that will work and if not is there any development project ...
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How to upgrade from Ubuntu amd 64bit to intel 64bit?

I've been using Ubuntu 12.10 for about a year and half now on my laptop with an intel processor. When I installed it I was dumb enough to commit the mistake of downloading a amd 64bit version of the ...
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Has the Emerald window decorator been abandoned in terms of development?

Apparently, the Emerald window decorator, which runs with the [Compiz window manager] (somehow I get the feeling that "runs" is not the correct word to use here), offers many fantastic-looking themes ...
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Is Bluefish text editor compatible for Xfce(GKT2)?

I like Bluefish text editor but want to make sure it doesn't have a huge set of libraries that will swamp my small computer. I'm using Xubuntu 13.10.
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Very Slow SDXC Card Read/Writes

Recently took my laptop which had Windows 7 on it and did a fresh install of Ubuntu 12.04.4 64 Bit. The laptop has a 128GB Class 10 Kingston SDXC card installed. I used the card in Windows without any ...
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Best Z87 Motherboard compatibility with linux [closed]

Hi everyone so first I'd like to apology for my poor english. I'm going to build a new computer so I took those parts: - intel i4930K - EVGA GeForce GTX 780 3GB OR the TI one OR EVGA GeForce GTX 690 ...
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Does Ubuntu work on the 2013 Dell XPS 15 (9530)? [closed]

What hardware components work, and what doesn't work?
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F2A85V-PRO motherboard with AMD A10-5800K processor issue with linux systems [closed]

Since I bought my new machine - F2A85-V PRO motherboard, AMD A10-5800K processor and 16GB CORSAIR RAM, Im facing problems with installing every x64 based linux distribution. But not only installing. ...
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Ubuntu not working properly on the new Lenovo X1 Carbon [closed]

I've recently changed my lenovo thinkpad X1 carbon gen1 (it broke :S). But since I liked it so much I changed it into the "new lenovo thinkpad X1 carbon" ...
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Ubuntu Compatibility with Dell Inspiron 7537? [duplicate]

I recently bought a Dell Inspiron 7537 laptop and I was wondering if I will successfully be able to install Ubuntu on this system. I have read about problems with laptops newer than 2012 and issues ...
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ubuntu compatible avec en CPU AMD A8-4500M APU with tm HD graphics 1.90 GHZ [duplicate]

je cherche a Installer Ubuntu (n importe quel version ) mais compatible avec un CPU AMD A8-4500M APU with tm HD graphics 1.90 GHZ Translation: I’m looking for a Ubuntu installer (doesn't matter ...
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Game compatibility

I was wondering if Ubuntu supports games like Battlefield, Minecraft, etc. Because the OS seems cool, but I want to still be able to play my games. Thanks, Ryan J
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Are there specific file extensions that aren't compatible with Ubuntu?

I am using Ubuntu version 12.04.2 LTS Are there any specific programs or file extensions that are not compatible with Ubuntu? Can all .exe extensions be run on Ubuntu? I have just started using this ...
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is ubuntu 12.04LTS comapatible with toshiba L50-a-138

I just bought Toshiba L50-A-138. Thing I wont to know is weather Ubuntu compatible with it ? Will all drivers work fine, especially VGA (cuda and optimus technology) ? Here is the link to ...
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Is it possible to install packages from another linux distribution?

To be more precise, an executable returns this error: error while loading shared libraries: libftdi1.so.2: cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory I can't find that library ...
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Is Toshiba L50-A-1CU compatible with Ubuntu?

I am about to buy a Toshiba L50-A-1CU laptop, but unfortunately it runs Windows 8 and it is not in the official Ubuntu compatibility list. Actually, Toshiba disappeared from the list completely. ...
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Should I defragment my hard disk before installing using WUBI? [duplicate]

Is it advisable to defragment my hard disk before using WUBI? Is there any other precautions that I should take before using WUBI ? My os is windows XP-32 bit.
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Is Cairo-dock full compatible after installation of amd driver with The fan club website

I have installed on my Ubuntu 12.04. LTS, the version beta for the amd driver ( AMD Radeon HD 7650M) with the website tool The Fan Club (http://www.thefanclub.co.za/how-to/ubuntu-amd-catalyst-install) ...
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Should I remove system hdd with windows 7 TrueCrypt encrypton before making it dual boot with Ubuntu?

The system hdd is just one partition, windows 7 installed and the whole partition encrypted by TrueCrypt. Should I remove that before making new partition and installing Ubuntu on it (dual boot) ...
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Ubuntu 13.10 Compatible with an Asus U46e-bal6?

If I remember correctly, the 12 series of Ubuntu had some issues with the Asus U46e-bal6 -- how is 13.10 working, anyone know? I'm starting to have some issues with Windows 7, and I have no desire to ...
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TP-Link WN725N, unable to get drivers to work with 13.04 after upgrade (worked on 12.10 and prior)

I went back to my desktop after a bunch of months not using it, and I decided to upgrade Ubuntu to the newest version (I was still in 12.04). I had to download a driver for my TP-Link USB wireless ...
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Database for Ubuntu compatible with Microsoft Database?

I am trying Ubuntu 12.04 booted from a DVD disk before I install it. I currently have windows 8 (which I hate) and I have a couple of Data base programs with my movies, hundreds of movies, in them. ...