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Which Ubuntu is best for me? [duplicate]

I'm looking to learn to code in C and would like your opinion on what would be the best operating system for a laptop. I have an older 'Dell' laptop, which is very slow, but I've seen reviews that ...
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Which Ubuntu for ARM cpu do I need

I'm planning on buying a single board computer that I would like to install Ubuntu server on. The problem is that I don't know which file I should download. I've taken a look at this page: www.ubuntu....
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How do i remaster my current configuration of xubuntu 15.04?

Essentially I am trying to create my own ubuntu based distro but I do not know how to create the .ISO file of my current configuration and I want my current configurations to be the default desktop ...
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How to create a new linux distro [duplicate]

I want to create a new linux distro with customized name,customized wallpaper,customized packages etc.Can i do it keeping ubuntu 14.04 as base and installing packages etc on it. Also i have ...
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Does anybody know if other distros are capable of overwriting existing OS's? [closed]

I'm looking at some other distros to play around with on my older computers and was wondering if I need to format the drives for certain distros before I do a USB install. I was looking at Lubuntu, ...
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“Foolproof”-ish Linux for total antigeeks [closed]

I have some friends which do write a lot. For television, movies, articles for magazines and newspapers or novels. Mostly they are very young and not technical savvy. They ask me for help when their ...
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Is ubuntu unstable or is it all with my computer?

Well, I installed ubuntu 4 months ago, and I find it really fast and memory saving(compared to windows). I loved ubuntu, even though sometimes it crashes, but there was no problem, as I just type ...
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Ubuntu for old tablet PC [duplicate]

I want to know which of the light versions of Ubuntu would be the best for said tablet. Specs are as follow : CPU: 1.2 Ghz Memory: 1G RAM Storage: 60G Hard Drive. It has a pen, usb slots VGA ...
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What version of Ubuntu for a Compaq Armada E500?

The machine runs windows 98SE at the moment. I would like to install ubuntu on this 15 year old laptop and maybe use it as a reddit machine or run some emulators on it (haven't decided yet). SPECS: ...
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Intellectual Property Rights Policy Summary Question

In the Summary section, this is stated, "You can redistribute Ubuntu, but only where there has been no modification to it." What does it mean by Mortifications? Does it mean Kernel/Internal ...
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Recommended Distro for dualcore to use for android studio [duplicate]

I have a aspire 5336 laptop with the processor : Intel Celeron T3500, 2 GB RAM and 250 GB HDD. I have tried ubuntu 14.04 but it is slow. I would like to ask for suggestions on what linux distro is ...
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New to Ubuntu/Linux - Which distro should I install? [closed]

I'm switching over from Windows 7 to Ubuntu (basically because I want to try something new). I'm a basic user; I really only use my PC for iTunes, Web Browsing, some Steam gaming, and multimedia ...
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Home Computer Build Designed For Optimized Performance With Ubuntu

Perhaps this is not a question for this forum, but I hope I can get some good info here. I currently dual-boot Ubuntu on a MacBook Pro. The OS performance is unreliable on my laptop, so I am hesitant ...
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What is the lightest linux os for older computer [duplicate]

I have a computer that has 2 gb ram and not very good other features.I want to run Android Developer Studio on this computer and I want to use linux distribution.Which linux distribution can I use ? ...
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How to build my own Linux distro? [closed]

Suppose, I've downloaded my kernel from http://kernel.org/ Now, How should i add desktop background with Mouse pointer, control panel, wallpapers etc.? Please help, Surely help would be appreciated!
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Smallest Ubuntu server self-contained installable .iso for development

I'm looking for a development server to run in VirtualBox that can do run apt-get. That's it. I don't need anything else really. I've started with the Minimal CD which is nice at 37Mb, but to install,...
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Difference between Distribution and Deskop environment in linux [duplicate]

my name is Nd Prasad, I'm very confused with the distributions and desktop environment's in Linux. I just want to know exactly what happens, when ---->installing various distributions of ...
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Can the base Ubuntu OS be used for free commercially?

I work in an enterprise environment--at a major university to be more specific--as desktop support. It's largely a Windows environment. I'm not looking to install Ubuntu for our end users--rather ...
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Which distro to avoid amazon? [closed]

There are a couple of threads already on how to disable ads on Ubuntu (amazon), I understand it... but I don't agree with it. There are a few things about Ubuntu that I like though. Its community for ...
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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 Ubuntu 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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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 Ubuntu....
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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 ...