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What Ubuntu should I use for headless operation?

I am working on an application that needs to start as soon as the computer powers on but I also need a full Ubuntu distribution for application development and maintenance. The custom X86 computer ...
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Camparison of Official Derivatives [duplicate]

I want to get comparison of Ubuntu official derivatives like: Ubuntu (Default-Unity) Ubuntu GNOME Xubuntu Kubuntu My question is purposed to Real (fact) comparison, not to get opinions.
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Ubuntu on laptop

A friend of mine asked me for a favour; she uses windows 7 on her laptop with these system specs: Video : intel HD graphics family Procesor : intel pentium B950 CPU@2.10 GHz RAM : 4 GB Hard ...
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Distro question - Which (current) linux distro works well with older laptops [duplicate]

I'm sorry, but this is going to be somewhat vague for now. I'll update this within 24 hours with more details, or as soon as they are available. Whichever comes first. I am enrolled in an engineering ...
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Does Ubntu contain Non-free kernel blobs and other non-free system components?

I heard Richard Stallman say that Ubuntu contains non-free blobs. Why does it have such blobs and what functions do these non free blobs and system components do that free software can't? Does ...
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Which OS would be the most compatible? [duplicate]

My notebook is Samsung NP-N102S and I would like to ask which OS from ubuntu or Linux would be the most compatible with that? The specifications of the notebook can be found here.
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What version of ubuntu should I install given my need for a secure web client? [closed]

I am totally new to ubuntu, and wish to install it on a virtual server. My reasons and implementation desires are listed below. Would ubuntu server or desktop be most suitable for me? Would the 32 ...
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What Ubuntu should I install? [duplicate]

My purpose is to have an OS like unmanage vps/server for web hosting out there. For Learning in my own space before jumping to online! I have a notebook Dell Vostro 3460 with i5 3230M. I have Window ...
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I have a class project to create my own operating system. I have though about it a lot and now everything look confused [closed]

I thought about creating a operating system, I relying on your advise now on where to start to start making it.
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Is there a distro that delivers compiz as default windows manager? [closed]

I want to know if there's a distro that comes with compiz as default windows manager. I know ubuntu comes with unity and I can setup compiz after install, but it would be helpful if there's a distro ...
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Any Other Distros with Gnome 2.32? [closed]

I've used Ubuntu for almost a year and I pretty much don't like the Unity environment and I installed BackTrack R3 in my laptop which uses GNOME 2.32 and I'm much impressed with that and made a ...
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best Linux distro to install on an usb Flash (full installation) [closed]

i have installed ubuntu 12.04 in my usb Flash ( 8 Go) it seems too slow so what is best Linux distro to install on an usb Flash (full installation) ? :)
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Why does distro matter? [closed]

From my understanding of Linux, all distros are are just a bunch of pre-packaged packages. In theory, couldn't I start with Ubuntu and eventually turn it into something similar to #! only by ...
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What version of Ubuntu is right for my computer? [duplicate]

I want to change operating systems from Windows XP to Ubuntu. System Info • Microsoft Windows XP Professional 2002 Service Pack 3 • Pentium 4 CPU 2.80GHz • 5GB RAM What is the best version of ...
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What about a Distro dedicated to engineers? [closed]

I am Raihan Ali. I am an civil engineering student. I am looking for a distro dedicated to engineers. I want a distro fully loaded with engineering tools. Is there any distro like this? Thanks in ...
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What ubuntu version should install for a Toshiba Satellite l305d (64 kb)

I bought a Toshiba Satellite L305D-SP6805R, It comes with an ATI Radeon HD 3100 graphics card, an AMD Athlon X2 64-bits processor. I’ve tried to install in Ubuntu and Fedora, but all of them have ...
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Wireless problems ubuntu 12.04 edubuntu

I tried to go from normal ubuntu 12.04 to edubuntu 12.04 because I had some problems with my wireless connection. The problem still occurs in edubuntu, the wifi symbol says that I got signal but when ...
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Best ubuntu/linux distro for latitude d620 ( school, light browsing)

I'm new to Linux and I want to know which Ubuntu/Linux distro I should use to get the best experience. I'll mainly use it for school work and light browsing (YouTube, Google) It should be easy to use ...
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Ubuntu on a Windows ME PC

Will Ubuntu ore Lubuntu work on my old Windows ME PC, or will I have to try an older edition of L/Ubuntu -If so what version?
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Where can I find stories from people moving from a Windows OS? [closed]

I am seeking a place where to find stories of individuals and businesses that may have switched from a Windows OS to Ubuntu and were/are happy with their switch and why?
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What Ubuntu distribution do I want?

I am a video gamer. I also want Linux, so I came to Ubuntu. Only one question remains: Do I want the "cutting-edge" Ubuntu 13.04, supported for 9 months, or the 12.04 "extended support" version, ...
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*buntu setup for Granny [closed]

I'm trying to setup a *buntu system for grandma. Her needs are a browser, a text processer (libreoffice will be fine), being able to watch youtube and not being able to get into too much trouble ...
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Which flavor I should use for a P4, 512 RAM?

I have bee months trying to revive a PC that is so old, people that I told about it just say to junk it. But I believe that there is a Linux OS out there that can help me out. The Type of PC that I'm ...
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How to run Ubuntu without GUI in Virtual Box?

I have a Windows XP laptop, in which I run VirtualBox with the latest Ubuntu, my hardware is little old, so running the latest version of Ubuntu inside Virtual box is kind of a hassle, very slow ...
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New Box, new to linux, would love advice [closed]

Looking for recommendations on best distro for specs. Tried Ubuntu 12.04 and 12.10 and both ran extremely slowly. Motherboard - Biostar A780L3C Processor - AMD Anthlon ii X3 445 3.1GHz Memory - 8Gb ...
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What version of Ubuntu can I run on my old PC? [duplicate]

I have an old PC Specs: CPU:733 MHZ RAM:128 MB VGA :32 MB I tried to run Ubuntu 8.0 on it, but when the PC tries to log in to the Ubuntu it stops and doesn't do anything. I think that the RAM ...
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Is it wise to use an older version of Ubuntu? [duplicate]

I have an LG netbook (XD170-L.ADP4E8) with this features: -CPU: Intel® Atom™ CPU N455 @ 1.66GHz × 2 -Video: Mobile Intel GMA 3130 -Memory: 1 GB DDR3 -HDD: 250 GB Sata HDD I have both Windows 7 ...
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How to create your own Ubuntu Distribution based on Ubuntu 12.10? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to customize live Ubuntu CD? I want to create my own distro based on ubuntu, any idea will be appreciated.
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Lubuntu with only Ubuntu's workspace/tiling features

I searched around for a long time but found nothing. I am moving from Ubuntu to Lubuntu. Everything is great (I am okay with the bland style) except for three features that I use regularly in ...
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Ubuntu on old IBM Thinkpad 2628 [duplicate]

I have an old IBM Thinkpad 2628 from 1998 and I was thinking about putting Ubuntu on it. Obviously it can't handle Unity, so what can I do to get Ubuntu working on my computer with decent ...
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Can windows XP be better than any Ubuntu (and Linux) distro for an old PC? [closed]

The old laptop is this Toshiba 1800-100: CPU: Intel Celeron 800Mh Ram 128 MB (works ok) HDD: 15 GB (works ok) Graphics adapter: Integrated 64-bit AGP graphics accelerator, BitBIT, 3D graphic ...
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What Bioinformatics and Computational Biology tools are available?

Today, I was asked to look for Scientific version(s) of Ubuntu. They actually are looking for tools to perform DNA sequence analysis, protein verification, estimations, and many biology related tasks. ...
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Ubuntu suggestion to dual boot with windows in a lightweight PC

I'm using widows xp(32 bit). The hardware details for my computer are: Pentium 4 cpu 1.6 GHz, 1 gb RAM, 80 gb hard disk. no graphics card Is Ubuntu 9.10 will be a best option in dual ...
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Distro for “Prehistoric” Windows NT Laptop? [closed]

While doing some "Spring Cleaning" I found an extremely old laptop gathering dust, so I decided to resurrect it. It surprisingly still works flawlessly, on Windows NT. I tried installing a few ...
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What is the difference between 12.04 Desktop & 12.04 Server images [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What's the difference between the server version and the desktop version? I've installed Ubuntu 11.10 Desktop version on my machine and I am using it as DHCP Server ...
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Ubuntu or Xubuntu for old PC with P4 2.8Ghz, 2GB RAM?

What should I install on an older PC with a Pentium 4 2.8 Ghz processor and 2GB RAM? Ubuntu 12.04 or Xubuntu 12.04? Or lets ask: would Xubuntu run much smoother than Ubuntu on this old computer?
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Multiboot System Advice?

I'm thinking about doing a multiboot install on my laptop. I have 250GB of HDD space. I want my main partition to be Ubuntu, and I want to keep everything on there (Media, preferences, etc.) rather ...
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Which distro should I use on an IBM ThinkPad T41 for speed? [closed]

I am planning to install Ubuntu on my old laptop - IBM ThinkPad T41. The laptop has 1 GB RAM, 50 GB hard disk, 1.6-GHz Pentium M processor and 32MB ATI Mobility Radeon 9000 graphics card. I would ...
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What is the difference between minimal, desktop & server Editions?

I just want to know, what is the difference between ubuntu Minimal, Desktop & Server Editions? How they differ? is it by performance? If yes which one is recommended for a normal user and which ...
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Advice on linux distros for a charity

I'm doing a non profit job for my work where we are setting up Internet for the children ward at the local hospital. We want a client server architecture, we have a server pc and about 7 other medium ...
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Ubuntu or XUbuntu on old computer

We've got an old computer at home which has really been left unused for a few years. It was the 'family computer' for a few years, and it is absolutely clogged down with programs, and runs so slowly ...
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What's the easiest installation for a home server, Ubuntu Desktop or Ubuntu Server?

I have a Dell Server on which I've been running Microsoft Server 2008, I want to turn it into a simple home server for file sharing and media streaming. I'm fairly new to Linux, but understand a lot. ...
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Which release should I use for an ACER Aspire 1640 laptop?

I have an Acer Aspire 1640 laptop with the following specs: Processor: Intel Centrino 1.7 cache 2MB RAM: 1 GB Hard disk: 60 GB Which Ubuntu release should I use? I am new to Linux.
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Which Ubuntu is oriented to programming and robotics? server, desktop or other distro?

Well, rather than a question is an opinion from you, it goes well, What version of ubuntu is better oriented programming to robotics or anything related to programming languages ​​(like C, perl, c + ...
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What version of Ubuntu can I run on an old desktop? [duplicate]

What version of Ubuntu can I run on an old desktop? Also, can I revert to old style navigation in 11.10? I have a P4 3ghz 1 gb ram 160 gb HDD graphics: VESA: 6330 I installed 11.10, but it is slow. ...
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Which is the best Ubuntu Flavor for an old laptop? [duplicate]

I have a very old Toshiba laptop. Specs can be found here. What would be the best distribution for this machine? Does anyone have some suggestions? I only have 512 MB of RAM.
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Desktop edition to Server edition and support

Ubuntu Desktop will receive 3 years of support, while Ubuntu Server will be supported for 5 years. Well this is what ubuntu server faq says. So my question is can I change a desktop edition to ...
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What's the difference between the server version and the desktop version?

What's the difference between the server version of Ubuntu and the desktop version?
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Most non tech savvy friendly Ubuntu version for a company to implement?

For a company with non tech savvy computer users who will mainly need to upload/save pictures, send/receive emails, play solitaire/euchre, print envelopes, and manage taxes, what Ubuntu version would ...
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Which flavor of ubuntu? [closed]

This question has historical significance from the Ask Ubuntu Beta. It is not considered a "constructive" question, as per the FAQ. My first question regarded a fresh install on my ubuntu ...