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Looking to change GPUs

I currently have a Radeon HD 7970 GPU installed and I am looking at buying a NVIDIA GTX770. I would like to know if the NVIDIA one is better, in particular to WINE gaming, and Blender rendering I ...
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spidev control using external hardware requirements

My first post, so I hope it's in the correct place for a answer to this question.. I have been playing with SPI inputs using RPI. This device give me spidev0,0 and spidev0,1, if I do a ls /dev and I ...
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Anything I should know about hardware compatibility with Ubuntu?

Are there any components that out right don't work with Ubuntu? I'm looking at building my own computer and just want to make sure everything will work. I.e. my motherboard won't work. Or intel ...
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PCI or USB video card with Unity support for legacy computer

I was given an HP Pavillion 8756C from 1999 that I'm considering refurbishing for a friend's kid. It runs Ubuntu 13.10 and performance is actually pretty decent except for Unity. I'd like to get ...
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Running Ubuntu on a Microprocessing Board

I'm pursuing a project that requires the use of a microprocessing board that can run Ubuntu. I have been searching the web, and have found some relatively expensive TI boards that will run it, as ...
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Looking for good hardware choices for Ubuntu studio [closed]

I'd like to build a machine that would run well with Ardour or any Linux software, but having a difficult time knowing where to look. Can anyone point me in the direction of a place that compares ...
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134 views

How to determine if new hardware is compatible?

I am looking to purchase a new laptop but do not want to run Windows. In order to utilize both the new laptop and Ubuntu to their fullest, I want to verify that the hardware is fully compatable with ...
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'Ubuntu Server certified hardware' vs building my own physical server?

I'm going to need a few new physical servers running Ubuntu Server (12.04 LTS then upgrading next year to 14.04 LTS), and I'm wondering what is the difference between choosing a server from the ...
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78 views

Are there any Ubuntu tablets that can be purchased?

Is there a tablet that can be purchased with Ubuntu or what tablets are suggested for Ubuntu?
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Which motherboard manufacture(s) are the most Linux-friendly? [closed]

I am looking to upgrade my motherboard to support DDR3, USB 3.0, and socket AM3+ CPUs. I have used Gigabyte and ASRock motherboards without any serious issues. I have been a fan of AMD for years now ...
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Will Ubuntu run on a System with ASUS P8Z77-V DELUXE Motherboard

Will Ubuntu (with latest stable kernel from source if neccessary) run on a System with ASUS P8Z77-V DELUXE Motherboard? I could not find any hints by asus itself, but from the debian hardware ...
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693 views

Old laptop for Ubuntu home server: powerful enough?

It's main use will be: Torrents and other downloads Storing files (everything, from jpgs to big ISOs) from multiple Ubuntu, Android and Windows systems (more than 7) Streaming 1080p video files ...
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758 views

What Document Scanner should I buy?

I'm searching for a scanner which helps me to turn my invoces and other random papers into pdfs. I need Linux support because I do not own a Windows/Linux device and using a virtual machine is not a ...
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2answers
168 views

Ubuntu where to start (newbie) [closed]

I was a hardcore windows user for years. I already tried Ubuntu 12.10 by using wubi. But in my exerpience, the wubi version is feeling a bit too much as a virtual machine version of ubuntu, and I ...
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1answer
1k views

Building small Ubuntu server - What hardware is recommended? [closed]

There are many of us who need to build small Ubuntu server. Problem is that in some countries it is hard to find and quite expensive to buy server motherboards and processors. And when one is ...
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4answers
226 views

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 hardware support for the Lenovo G580 laptop really that bad?

I am planing to buy a Lenovo G580 (59-324061) laptop. I found it is the best laptop in that price range. However, if I Google it for support in Ubuntu, I see many people complaining about driver ...
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Lenovo Thinkpad X1 Carbon support

I am considering selling my Mac to get money towards a Lenovo Thinkpad X1 because what I really want to do is to be running an Ubuntu system all the time. Is this machine completely supported in ...
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1answer
660 views

Lenovo Ultrabay Battery for Thinkpad W520

I have seen many people purchasing that accessory for their Lenovo laptops.The problem is that many people are complaining about the fact that even though the OSs are able to see the extra battery ...
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2answers
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hard disk problems (bad sectors)

In my workplace, I've 10 ubuntu desktop systems working. This is a custom made project started in 2010 in which we have 10 computers in a factory, installed on a some-kind-of-portable-station-work. In ...
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Where can I find information about ubuntu compatible or certified hardware/PC models?

I am buying a new desktop PC in early 2013, anyway this question should apply to someone intending to buy a new laptop/ultrabook as well. This machine is not meant for gaming, and if I ocasionally do ...
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Which Ubuntu should I install for >8GB RAM?

I having using Ubuntu for about 6 years now. I have seen some of its bests and some of its worsts. I have tried Ubuntu 64 bits and have many issues, among them the computer ran a lot slower than ...
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Is the AMD Radeon HD7670M compatible with 12.04?

I want to buy a new laptop and run ubuntu 12.04 on it. I have my eyes on an HP but i want o make sure if the vga is fully compatible with ubuntu. The VGA is AMD Radeon HD7670M
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Will a laptop with hybrid HDD + SSD run Ubuntu?

So my ol' X71SL is starting to show its age and as much as it saddens me, I think I'll need a new daily driver and I am very intered in the Asus UX32VD. I intend to dual boot if I end up buying it, ...
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is it safe to use ubuntu 12.04 on modern laptop? [closed]

hello I am new to Ubuntu ad using Ubuntu v12.04 on my Asus k53sv-sx521d laptop. I want to make sure that Ubuntu is not going to reduce longevity of my laptop or going to harm my laptop parts ...
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How to avoid nvidia optimus syndrome? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How well do laptops with Nvidia Optimus work? I'll be buying new laptop in few days, and reading the nvidia optimus problems, I got really scared. I'm not sure if I ...
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3answers
148 views

What do I need to take into account assembling an Ubuntu desktop PC? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Best hardware for a Ubuntu Computer? I'm looking into building my own computer. However, I've never done this before. I've used Ubuntu my whole life and am intending to ...
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1k views

2 TB Hard Drives and RAID 5 in home server

I recently converted my home media server from Windows Server 2008 to Ubuntu 11.10. Right now, there is a single WD20EARS 2 TB hard drive formatted as NTFS that's about to run out of space. I'd like ...
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Can I usably run Photoshop in a Windows VM with this setup?

I'm researching hardware in order to build a new PC and I'd like to run linux as my main OS and just run windows in a VM. Do you think it'll be fast enough to run photoshop in a windows VM or will I ...
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143 views

Can this spec do smooth and lag free flash?

I'm about to buy the following spec: CPU: Intel Core i3 2100 3.10 GHz RAM: 16Gb 1600MHz GPU: 2x GT 430 1Gb Ignoring the RAM which I need for VM's and the 2x GPU's which I need for 4 monitors. My ...
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1answer
245 views

Recommend me a serious work PC spec [closed]

Can someone please recommend me a PC spec for serious work purposes. I am not asking for shopping advice, I am just asking for recommended spec details. Once I have the spec details, I can go and ...
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1k views

Does all hardware of a Thinkpad Edge E525 work

I would like to buy a new computer in the next days. The Thinkpad Edge E525 (AMD A6-3400M with AMD Radeon HD 6520G, product number 12002JG) is in the pole position, but I did not find a review how the ...
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What ebook reading devices work well without Windows or Wine?

I want to purchase an eBook reader device and eBooks. I don't use Windows, Mac OS or Wine. Most eBooks sold today are encumbered with DRM. Therefore, I need a workflow to buy and read DRM eBooks ...
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538 views

Is this hardware configuration Ubuntu 10.04 compatible?

I am ready to buy these components for my new linux workstation. I am a software developer and I would like to create a multimonitor workstation like this one 1 - KVR1333D3N9K2/8 Kingston Kit ...
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Looking for a cheap laser mono printer (for home usage) that works perfectly?

Nothing much to add to the title... For "perfectly" I mean: No proprietary driver install (works out of the box) Full featured driver: duplex printing (if supported by the printer), adjustable ...
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Ubuntu 11.04 stable configuration [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Does 11.04 support Sandy Bridge? I am looking to upgrade my hardware, but i noticed that people were having issues with modern processors like Sandy Bridge a while ago. ...
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640 views

Need to pick Machine for Ubuntu Server [closed]

long story short: I need to setup a server in my home, I plan on it being mainly a web/mail/development server, php/apache/mysql/postfix, and of course some development tools (Xdebug), and I need it ...
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Support for hardware components

How can I find out if Ubuntu supports a particular hardware component, that is, if it works in Ubuntu? I am going to put together a computer and I am choosing components. How do I know if Ubuntu ...
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603 views

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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Will LiveCD test results be aggregated into the laptop testing tracker?

Marco Ceppi's answer to a tangentially related question set me to wondering about the destination of all the tests that users run from the LiveCD menu. There's a fairly comprehensive hardware ...
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3k views

Smooth fullscreen 1080p playback

My computer has a PCI Express x16 socket on the motherboard. What is the minimum graphics card I need to get smooth fullscreen 1080p playback?
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235 views

How to research graphics cards

How would you go about choosing which graphics card to purchase. In the past I've run into situations with graphics cards whose drivers weren't that solid in Linux.
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667 views

Sound card with 8 line-in

What soud card with 8 line-in can you recommend for ubuntu? It can be an internal one or usb/firewire.
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Software and scanner for scanning photographic slides?

I am searching for software and hardware for scanning slides to import to digitize my old pictures.. I have already a scanner working in Windows, but I would like to scan them directly in Ubuntu. ...
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620 views

What would be most efficient PC configuration for professional non-linear video editing?

I'm a broadcaster with editing experience in Final Cut Pro and some Avid work. Over the past few months, I have been eagerly awaiting the Linux FOSS release of Lightworks, an award-winning non-linear ...
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USB Microscopes

I'm interested in getting a USB microscope for my kids. So, to get to the point, does anyone know what microscopes are available that work with Ubuntu? Ideally, they should be available in the UK.
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Which netbooks are “safe to buy”? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Which computers are guaranteed to work? To have a lightweight computer I would like to buy a netbook. Are there any netbooks especially suiting Ubuntu? For example, I ...