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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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What filesystem for an external Harddrive (Linux/Mac/Windows) [closed]

What Filesystem should I use for an external USB harddrive (500GB), with possibility to share with a Mac and Windows systems, for example at the office. Now it is NTFS but back in the day the NTFS ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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Will Ubuntu Server work on a Pentium 3?

Can i run ubuntu server on pentium 3 with 386mb of ram, as i need a basic file server to use at home. I have 3 computers and want to share files using a server on ubuntu, but i need to know what the ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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How to get MGSE under Gnome 3.4? (Or how to go from Gnome 3.4 to Gnome 3.2?)

I just upgraded from Oneiric to Ubuntu 12.04. I also installed Gnome shell 3.4, the only problem with it is that I can't use my favourite shell extensions (MGSE). Does anyone know a way I could still ...
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Atheros ar5b125 Wireless Driver

I have an Atheros ar5b125, can't find any drivers for it, all I've seen are drivers for Windows7, none for any Linux distro. What should I do to get it working under Ubuntu?
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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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Touch screen support Asus EP121

Has anyone installed 12.04 on the Asus EP121, and if so, what works? Of all things, the touch screen would be the most important. Has anyone had any luck with 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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ASUS S56CM and Ubuntu [closed]

Anyone having experience with the Asus S56CM Ultrabook? Does Ubuntu work on it?
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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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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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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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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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Does Ubuntu have drivers for an IBM Thinkpad T40?

Does Ubuntu have drivers available for this laptop? And which version of Ubuntu would be recommended for the T40? T40 specs for reference CPU: Pentium M 1.3-1.6 GHz Video: ATI Radeon 7500 32MB ...
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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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Is VMware 8 compatible with Ubuntu 12.04?

I am using VMware 8.0.4 and want to install Ubuntu 12.04, but I have not been able to do so successfully. Can you suggest compatible versions of VMware and Ubuntu? In particular, will Ubuntu 12.04 ...
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What should I know about SSDs that can be used with Ubuntu?

I'm building a new configuration and intend to buy an SSD with it. I recall that the first SSDs were problematic in Linux for some reason (maybe lack of TRIM support?). Is there something to ...
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Why does the --include switch in grep behave differently when both machines are on 11.10?

I have used the same following commands (in xterm) on two machines of the same ubuntu (11.11-64bit). grep "jars2deploy" --include=*.xml ./* -r However, one machine A only search for xml file, as ...
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How will my laptop performe in 12.04 LTS

hi i just bought this laptop. and i am considering t install Ubuntu 12.04LTS on it The Specs is : Chipset AMD A50M Chipset Memory DDR3 1333/1066 MHz SDRAM, 2 x SO-DIMM socket for expansion up ...
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What is the cheapest, most efficient printer that's compatible with Linux? [closed]

Being that my Kodak printer (I will no longer get any more kodak printers) doesn't work properly any more (see How do I get my Kodak ESP C310 Printer to print pictures?) and tomorrow being tax free ...
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Is Compiz compatible with Xfce ?

I tried it and immediately had a big problem (here). Also, could not use more than one workspace. It is said that they are compatible, that is: I can install Compiz with Xfce if I want to. But I ...
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Does LibreOffice Support AmiPro Format (.sam)?

I was reading that LibreOffice was finally opening up in supporting many of the formats that were eventually been closed in OpenOffice every time an update appeared. I see that Lotus 1,2,3 and WordPro ...
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Were can I find Ubuntu-for-Android HCL?

I am choosing an android device and would like to choose one known to be capable of running Ubuntu-for-Android without problems. Is there a page where I can find a list of compatible devices?
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Is there a Ubuntu program that can convert cbz to jpg?

In order for me to read my comics on my PSP i need to convert them into jpg format. The official format of my comics is cbz, and i cant convert online because all the comics are about 7 gigabytes.
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Will Panasonic WF950 Wireless On-Ear Headphones work with Ubuntu?

I just wondered if (shot in the dark) anyone knew if these wireless headphones would work with Ubuntu? I was thinking if the transmitter is USB then I might not get the drivers. Does anyone have any ...
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Getting a new hard drive - Running Linux/Windows in a Virtual Machine

I don't want this to turn into an argument about linux/windows. Please try to answer this objectively I'm getting a new hard drive today and my current setup (on this machine) is running Windows with ...
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Which version of Lubuntu should I use?

I want to install a light distro on my netbook. (It currently has an out of date distro which is not upgradeable.) Here are the specs: eEE pc 4g GLAXY, LINUX 4g SSD, 512MB DDR2 Intel Mobile cpu ...
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Using a backup disk made in Windows Vista to reinstall programs an files in Ubuntu

I'm getting ready to transfer over to Ubuntu from Windows Vista. I was wondering if I could use a backup disc made in Windows Vista (using the default backup/restore program) to restore the files to ...
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Does anyone use 12.04 with HD 6950?

Back when I first tried to switch from Windows to Ubuntu (6-7 months ago) I had several graphics related problems. The VGA was overheating, graphic glitches, video playing issues, slow/choppy window ...
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Do barcode scanners work on ubuntu?

I want to buy a barcode scanner to read labels from our products. I don't know if it will work on ubuntu. I have the option to get a CiperLAB 1070. Will it work if plugged in?
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Packard Bell Easynote TS1HR-120IT Notebook, is it compatible with Ubuntu?

I've bought a Notebook Packard Bell EasyNote TS1HR-120IT and I want to install Linux (preferably Ubuntu but I'm not sure if it is compatible.