Questions that relate to the compatibility of software and hardware with Ubuntu

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12.04 and 13.04 sharing a /home folder

Would it be a bad idea to have 12.04 and 13.04 share a /home partition? I was about to replace my hdd and was thinking of doing this. Would it be especially unstable in terms any settings files which ...
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Running Magic the Gathering Online Beta?

Has anyone been able to run Magic the Gathering Online beta in Linux? The only way I have been able to do it is by running a windows virtual machine.
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Ubuntu on Toshiba Satellite Pro L50 (i7-3630QM)

I'm considering the Toshiba Satellite Pro L50 (PSKG9A-009001 -- i7-3630QM) for a Ubuntu install and am wondering if anyone is aware of any issues (and solutions to same) with running Ubuntu on this ...
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IdeaPad Y510p and GNU/Linux

Do you know if IdeaPad Y510p is compatible with GNU/Linux? Click here for the IdeaPas Y510p! Thanks!
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Which is the fastest version of GNU/Linux for my netbook? [closed]

I have an Acer Aspire One. The specs are 1 GB RAM, 1.6 GHz Intel Atom. I'm looking for the fastest version of GNU/Linux that is fully functional for this netbook. I do NOT want to run from a USB as ...
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What are good torrent clients that are compatible with ubuntu? [closed]

Are there any good torrent clients that are compatible with ubuntu? Most of the main ones (BitTorrent, uTorrent) are only for Windows and Mac.
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Interested in trying Ubuntu! Few questions

Compatibility with computer components? Is this an issue with let's say a GTX 670, which I recently purchased? In addition, an ASUS M5A97 mb? I am interested in not just using the system but truly ...
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Middle button in Logitech t620 mouse

I have bought a Logitech touch mouse t620. It works ok, but the middle button doesn't work..Any idea? is it working for you? I'm on ubuntu 12.10
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Software compatibility across various linux distros

If a program is developed for Linux, why exactly does it matter what distro you are using? How does installing programs like Steam/Dropbox/Skype work across distros like Mint, eOS, Debian, Fedora, ...
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Is there a way to use Xfce integration features with unity?

Is there a way to use systray icons, pager icons, etc of Xfce apps in the Unity desktop? Orage is an awesome calendar app, but I want to use Unity with it, as that's my preferred DE.
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Ubuntu Compatibility

I'm in the process of building a computer for a customer who has requested Ubuntu 13.04 to be installed could someone tell me if the following components are compatible. CPU: Pentium G2020 ...
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Which Ultrabook, will work fully with newer versions of Ubuntu?

Which ultrabook/brand should I take to expect it to be the most compatible with the new versions of Ubuntu? I am considering buying an Ultrabook transformer (pc/tablet, such as Sony Tablet Duo, Dell ...
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Is there a compatability issue with Ubuntu 13.04 and Razer Products?

I am trying to install Ubuntu 13.04 on a clean system and am running into an issue with the computer not recognizing my mouse and keyboard (razer deathadder and lycosa). I have looked at a lot of the ...
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Filemaker pro on Ubuntu

I am seriously considering migrating to an Ubuntu OS for my small business. I currently use Filemaker Pro for my invoices and reports, and I was wondering if I could use that in an Ubuntu environment. ...
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radeon x1550 catalyst 13.4 supported?

I am trying to install a proprietary driver and the AMD web site tells me to use Catalyst driver 9.3. I want the newest version of the driver I can get for this graphics card so will 13.4 work or will ...
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Ubuntu Server 12.04 hardware support

What is the hardware support like for Ubuntu on servers? Can I install ubuntu 12.04 on any server and expect everything to work? In particular, I'm looking at SuperMicro servers (model: SM ...
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Samsung ML-2165 - Are there any installation problems on 12.04 or 12.10?

I am planning to buy one of these printers. The only thing I am afraid of is that it may not be compatible with Ubuntu. Is there anything to be worry about? Do you recommend them? Samsung ML-2165 ...
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Lenovo Ideapad s400u

I'm going to buy this machine (Lenovo Ideapad s400u) Does someone know if it's completely compatible with ubuntu?
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Hardware compatibility on Ubuntu 12.04 LTS

I'm looking to update my pc with new hardware, currently I'm running Windows 7 and Ubuntu 12.04 LTS with dual boot. I have this hardware in mind: Motherboard: ASRock Z77 Extreme4 CPU: Intel Core i5 ...
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Installing ROS on 12.04 or 12.10

I have Ubuntu 12.04 and 12.10 installed on my machine and I want to install ROS I had a discussion with a friend who told me that it would be better to use Ubuntu 11.10 for ROS. I am a new Ubuntu ...
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Will Mir display server be able to launch X11 applications?

I've checked the wiki but Xorg is not even mentioned there.
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Ubuntu 12.04 LTS on Lenovo Ideapad u300s

I want to buy a Lenovo Ideapad U300s Ultrabook. Is it compatible with Ubuntu 12.04 LTS? (Intel Core i7-2677M, 4GB, 256GB SSD) Thanks!
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Would this headset work with Ubuntu?

This one, by Rosewill. It doesn't mention Ubuntu/Linux compatibility, only Windows. Does anyone know if it works?
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Can I play the game Don't Starve on Ubuntu?

I am new to Ubuntu. Bought an Acer C7 Chromebook yesterday and installed Ubuntu 12.04 32-bit tonight. I have seen 1 or 2 web sites that make me think you can play the game Don't Starve on Ubuntu. I ...
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Checking LibreOffice-saved Microsoft Word files

I'm looking for a method to verify that a .doc or .docx file that has been created in Microsoft Word, and then modified in Ubuntu (in my case, with LibreOffice) will look the same when I give it to ...
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Can I write apps for Ubuntu phones and tablets with Mono?

I just wanted to ask if it will be possible to write apps with C# and .NET via Mono for Ubuntu Tablet and Phone. I could not find anything about this matter. Since I heard that the version for ...
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Where can I find reliable review of Ubuntu's performance on a laptop (Lenovo z580)

Sorry to ask a hardware related question. Hope it's relevant enough to Ubuntu users in general not to get instantly down-voted and marked as a replica as a related hardware question did. I hope it's ...
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Unable to install Ubuntu on HP Pavilion DV6

I tried installing Ubuntu 12.04 on my laptop (HP Pavilion DV6). Can you guys please tell me whether it is possible to install it or is 12.10 version of ubuntu compatible with it? I heard there problem ...
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What guarantees does Ubuntu provide concerning binary compatibility across releases?

I know generally the answer is "use a PPA", but separate from this... What is the Ubuntu policy on compatibility across versions of Ubuntu for a given architecture? For example, if a binary in a ...
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CineRAID CR-H458

Has anyone used this external RAID enclosure? I would like to know if it is a true hardware controller meaning Ubuntu would have no problem recognizing the array as one drive. Thanks for any help!
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Will Android apps be compatible with the Ubuntu Phone OS?

I have heard that there is some similarity in the code used for both Ubuntu and Android programs, but has there been any mention in all the recent publicity over the forthcoming Ubuntu OS for phones, ...
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Ubuntu Compatibility on the Lenovo B580 laptop

I'm planning to buy a new laptop and I would like to use Ubuntu as my OS. I've zoomed in on this Lenovo: Model: B580 Specs: Intel Core i5-3210M,(Dual-Core), 3 MB Cache 4(+4) GB RAM, Intel HM77 ...
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How do I boot Ubuntu in VirtualBox complaining that my CPU is incompatible?

After a long time spent with OS from boys from Redmont I would like to try something new. I decided to try some Linux editions, also Ubuntu Linux. I am completely new to this matter, this is also my ...
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What's the minimal compatible Linux kernel version required to run Ubuntu?

Why older kernel? For whatever reason out there, you might be forced to run another kernel than the ones provided by Ubuntu. It may even take you back a few years for a kernel that is compatible with ...
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How do I get Ubuntu to boot on an Intel X79 (Sandy Bridge-E) system?

Has anyone successfully installed Ubuntu (or any other flavour of Linux) on an Intel X79 (Sandy Bridge-E) based system? My system build is: MSI Big Bang XPower II Intel Core i7 3930K processor ...
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windows 7 drivers compatible with ubuntu in lenovo ideapad s100?

I am planning to install Ubuntu on my Lenovo Ideapad S100 with the following specifications: Intel atom CPU N570 1.66GHz 1.67 GHz 2GB RAM. I only have the required drivers for Windows 7 32 bit. ...
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Which has better compatibility with ubuntu - xps 13 / xps 14?

I am planning on buying a dell XPS 13 or XPS 14.. but really confused in choosing one.. Will be installing Ubuntu along side windows (dual boot) Main purpose - web & mobile app development It ...
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Is having several desktop environments on one account bad?

I have gnome classic, cinnamon, unity, gnome 3, and KDE installed on my only user account because I enjoy a little change from time to time (although my favorite is gnome classic) so I installed all ...
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Ubuntu 12.10 USB Graphics Compatibility

I was looking at solutions to connect 2 monitors to 1 USB port and found these: 1) http://www.targus.com/us/productdetail.aspx?regionId=7&sku=ACA039US 2) ...
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ASUS S56CM and Ubuntu [closed]

Anyone having experience with the Asus S56CM Ultrabook? Does Ubuntu work on it?
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Can Gradequick Web run in ubuntu?

I am trying to run this grade book in Ubuntu 12.10, but cannot find a way to make it compatible. I have checked the web for answers, but cannot find a solution, and there does not seem to be any ...
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Does Ubuntu 12.10 support ASIX AX88772 Ethernet controller chip out-of-the-box?

Being stuck with this question I am choosing a USB Ethernet adapter to buy to work it around. Obviously I need an adapter for which Ubuntu has drivers built-in. So the question is if AXAGO ADE-X5 ...
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Finding out if Ubuntu supports a specific laptop? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I know if a laptop will work with Ubuntu? According to How to install hardware drivers for my laptop, the answer supplied by NorTicUs says: "If your hardware ...
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Is 12.10 incompatible with a 2011 Lenovo computer? [closed]

I apologize that I can't say the specific model of the laptop; it is currently being repaired and I have not written it down. The installation of 12.10 went off without a hitch, but after turning it ...
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Is it secure to run windows application on linux? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Risks/Disadvantages associated with Wine I wanted to run windows applications on ubuntu. So i installed winehq. My question is that, is it secure to run windows ...
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how to run schooldays HQ in ubuntu?

I have tried several times to run schooldays HQ through wine and virtualbox without much success, usually text appears but images and animation fails to appear on screen, how can I fix this?
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MacBook Pro 5.5 compatibility issues with 12.10

I'm trying to figure out how the compatibility for the MacBook Pro 5.5 is now, with the new release of Ubuntu 12.10. I have tried several times with the previous 12.?? releases, and it always seemed ...
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Can I install Windows Drivers in Ubuntu

I do not know if the proper drivers are install because the system has a lot of lag and crashes at times. Can I install Windows drivers in Ubuntu?
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how can I record my acoustic guitar on Linux using Ardour and Rakarrak?

I'm running Linux, and was recommended to use Ardour and Rakarrak for recording, but I haven't even gotten Jackd to recognize my guitar. Currently, the guitar is connected with a 1/4" to 1/8" cable ...
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What is the best bluetooth mouse that works out of the box with Ubuntu 12.04 and have long battery life?

What is the best bluetooth mouse that works out of the box with Ubuntu 12.04 and have long battery life? I have Microsft 5000 and have problems with Ubuntu 12.04 also its battery life is really ...