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Intel Core i3 vs AMD A8-6600K

I would like to buy a new computer but I dont know if the video and network cards will be compatible with Linux. Processor: Intel Core i3 CPU Model: 3220 Processor frequency (GHz): 3.3 Standard RAM ...
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Intel Atom Z2760 compatible with Ubuntu? [duplicate]

Does anyone know if Intel Atom Z2760 is supported by Ubuntu? I am interested by 2 different tablets: Samsung XE500TIC-ao1nl tablet pc Acer Iconia W510 10.1-inch Tablet Both have a CPU with Intel ...
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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 work with my Chipsets, Video Cards and Processors?

AMD does not confirm that any of its products such as Chipsets, Video Cards and Processors will run Linux and or Ubuntu. I have multiple (more than 10) motherboards with the 990FX chipset and have ...
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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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Which dock station delivering power + external monitor would work with 13.04?

As mentioned in many other posts, USB 3.0-dock stations (with DisplayLink3000) do not work with Linux and I seem to understand there is no hope to have it working soon. I have myself a new Dell XPS13 ...
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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 run on an AMD 6 core processor and ATI graphics card? [closed]

I'm building a computer with AMD 6 core process and its respective motherboard takes ATI or Nvidia as graphic cards, Ram 32GB, HDD 2x3TB, usb2.0/3.0 ports. I want to know if I'm correct by saying ...
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Ubuntu Version for Toshiba Satellite Model No.: C850-I0012

I need to know which latest Ubuntu version does Toshiba Satellite Model No.: C850-I0012 support.I am from India and also provide me the links to download its drivers if any.
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Ubuntu X86 or X64 with laptop specs? [closed]

Hi there i just wondering wich one would i choose? this are mi laptop specs: Toshiba Satellite L305-S5937 Intel Pentium Processor T3400 (Dual Core) 4GB PC6400 DDR2 800MHz SDRAM 320GB HDD (5400rpm, ...
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Ubuntu on 2013 iMac 27" with Fusion Drive?

I know I could trawl the internet for information about how well the iMac 2003 runs on Ubuntu but every time I bought a new iMac all the problems everyone had where non existent, possible as we get ...
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Will Ubuntu spin down harddrives in an RAID 10 array?

I'm about to buy parts for a new home server and I'm planning on using Ubuntu(perhaps 12.04 LTS) For the OS, I'll use an SSD. For cold storage(big files, rarely accessed), I'm planning on setting up ...
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AMD Athlon II x2 270 performance

I want to buy a new PC. I want to know how does this CPU works fine on Ubuntu. It's an AMD Athlon II x2 270. I'm not asking for a review. I just want to know if it works fine on Ubuntu, because I've ...
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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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Can anybody recommend a wireless PCI card working out-of-the-box in Ubuntu 12.10 (64bit)? [closed]

I have recently bought new desktop. Everything works flawlessly in Ubuntu 12.10 64bit, except my (kinda outdated) wireless PCI card Realtek 8185. So I am about to buy new one. Please can you ...
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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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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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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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How to buy preinstalled Ubuntu laptop or other Linux laptop? Possible online? [closed]

I am trying to categorize threads where people are just trying to get a Unix laptop or a Linux laptop. It means the laptop is designed to work with Unix or Linux with freedom-respecting way: without ...
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Recent notebooks incompatible with ubuntu?

I'm thinking about purchasing a laptop. Since without Linux it would be for me a worthless object, let me ask the following: Are there recent note- or ultrabooks that cannot support Ubuntu 12.10 ...
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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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Linux-compatible laptop [closed]

I am planning to replace my current laptop (Dell Inspiron with Core II Due) with a new one. When I bought my current one Dell was the best choice as a Linux friendly machine, and I am using it as my ...
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(X)Ubuntu 12.10 and Lenovo R60 [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I know if a laptop will work with Ubuntu? I am about to buy older notebook Lenovo R60 with Intel Core Duo 2x 1.8Ghz, 2048MB DDR2, 80Gb sata HDD and intel GMA ...
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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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Which is the best low/mid level GPU in terms of compatibility for 12.04 and 12.10? [closed]

I'm tired of dealing with the disaster that is catalyst on a 4xxx IGP and I want to buy some discrete graphics that support both Unity and alternative environments like GNOME3 and Mate-Cinnamon ...
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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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Recommend Ubuntu compatible notebook [closed]

I use ubuntu 12.04 on my Desktop, but right now I want to buy a laptop where I wish to run ubuntu 12.04. Which brand (such as Acer, Dell, Asus, fujitsu etc.) will be best for running ubuntu? My budget ...
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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 ...
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12.04: I need a new network card - and I think this one may work?

I found this list of compatible USB wireless network adaptors: Linux USB Wireless Compatibility Adapter List Listed here is the Belkin F5D8053. I'm looking for a store to buy a suitable adaptor in ...
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Graphics Card Dilemma

Looking to update my graphics card and cannot decide between the Geforce GTS 450 or GTX 550Ti. I'm not really a gamer. Looking for easy install and stability more than anything. Anybody had any great ...
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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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Is Dell Inspiron 15R Special Edition compatible with Ubuntu?

I want to buy a Dell Inspiron 15R Special Edition. On ubuntu.com, it says that Dell Inspiron 15R will work properly. But the special edition has some special issues. I will list the hardware: 3rd ...
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Recommended Specs for 12.04? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How much memory (RAM) should I allocate to the Virtual Machine? I want to set up Ubuntu in a VirtualBox virtual machine. Because this is a virtual machine, I specify ...
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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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Planning to buy laptop, want to install Ubuntu on it, any limitations? [closed]

I'm planning to buy a laptop and want to install Ubuntu on it, are there certain hardware types which Ubuntu doesn't work on? I'm really no hardware expert, I assume I won't buy anything from Apple ...
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Which dot matrix printer is recommend for ubuntu (10.04 or +)?

I need to buy a better dot-matrix printer and I am currently using the Epson LX-300 (like IBM pro printer) I found in resellers: Epson LX-300 II, FX-890, FX-2190, LQ-2090 OKI ML1120, ML320, ...
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Do I need to do anything after upgrading my ram from 2gb tp 4gb(2x2gb)

I got a new 2gb ram and i am going to add it along with my existing 2gb card making it 2x2gb=4gb ram. do i have to do anything extra to make it work as 4gb fully? Anything to do with the PAE kernel ...
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USB FastE or GigE that “just works” with Linux 2.6 kernels

I am trying to find a USB FastEthernet or GigabitEthernet that works without recompiling Debian Squeeze or Ubuntu Oneric. So far, I have tried the following USB GigE adapters: Belkin F4U047-RS ...
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Which hardware manufacturers are more friendly to Ubuntu, besides Intel? [closed]

So by the end of the year, I will buy an ultrabook to replace my heavy laptop which I have to carry almost everyday. I sure hope that Microsoft doesn't lock Linux users out with their secure-boot on ...
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What DAB+ radio tuners work well with Ubuntu?

I currently have an FM tuner hooked up to my desktop that I use to listen to the radio. Since my country is in the process of switching to the DAB+ standard, I was wondering whether there are any ...
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What usb wifi adapter can be used to watch streamed movies without disconnecting every 10 mins?

I currently use a USB wifi adapter with chipset Realtek RTL8192SU. It works with no extra drivers to install in Ubuntu 64 bit 11.04. Under a light load it works fine. But when trying to watch ...
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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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What are some tablets that can run Ubuntu? [closed]

I can't believe I'm actually asking this, but what are some good, cheap tablets that can run Ubuntu? I'm considering getting a tablet, but I don't really want an expensive one like an iPad. And I love ...
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Which Dell laptops are fully compatible with Ubuntu 12.04?

We need to buy a couple of engineering laptops. Our 1st choice would be Dell Latitude. Unfortunately, in the past, my colleague had many problems installing the Ubuntu on his E6510. The main issue ...
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What is the best configuration of Dell laptop and which data card is compatible with 10.04?

I have plan to purchase a lap top. I have couple of questions: 1. What is the best confuguration of Dell laptop? 2. Whic modem or data card will be useful, if I am going to install Ubuntu 10.04? I ...
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Which ATI/AMD, or Intel, or NVIDIA Graphics for Unity? [duplicate]

I really want to know which one of them better for running Unity 3D or GNOME 3 Shell. I'm specifically interested in this for desktop, not laptop, computers.
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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, ...