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What laptop pre-loaded with Ubuntu can I get with a pointing stick?

Are there any manufacturers who ship laptops with Ubuntu as the default OS and also have a pointing stick (trackpoint)? I found several companies like System76 who have great-looking laptops, but none ...
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What tablets would be good for running Kubuntu Active?

Looking at getting a tablet and installing Kubuntu Active Precise daily. Which ones would run it best?
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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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Any really decent way to get three monitors?

What satisfactory solutions are there to achieve three monitors on Ubuntu? I know some ATI cards (Eyefinity) can support 3 monitors from a single card, but I don't know how well this is supported ...
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Does the Intel 320 SSD work out-of-the-box?

I am a non-techie person, so I will ask my question in plain English: I have a ThinkPad T510 with a SATA II, 3 GB interface. I am thinking about a new drive and installing a 12.04 ISO in April. The ...
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Cross-platform Duplex scanner with good support in Ubuntu?

I have tried Canon P-150 (review here), it works to some extent in Windows but I also use many other systems such as Ubuntu so it would be convenient if I could use the same scanner over many ...
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Printservers compatible with Ubuntu

I have an HP LaserJet 1220 printer, and I am looking for a standalone wireless printserver that is compatible with Ubuntu. Many of the wireless printservers available from Linksys require Windows-only ...
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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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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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Recommendations for development system running virtual machines [closed]

I searched but I haven't really found a good answer. I need to buy a new system in the next day or two and I don't want to spend a ton of cash. This system will be a development box that will need ...
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Samsung RV420 is compatible with Ubuntu?

I would like to know if the Notebook Samsung RV420 is compatible with Ubuntu 11.10. The processor is a Core i3 2310M with 4GB of RAM. The hardware works properly with Ubuntu? Anyone has this model? ...
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Graphic cards compatibility

I am currently using an old desktop. it's a Dell Dimension 2400, Pentium 4, Intel Celeron 2.4 GHZ Processor. I need to upgrade the graphic card because when I installed Ubuntu 10.04 (32-bit), I was ...
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Lenovo IdeaPad Linux compatibility

Does anybody know if the Lenovo IdeaPad V570-1066AJU Laptop is Ubuntu compatible? It has terrific specs (i5, 6GB, 750GB hd, HDMI and good-looking screen) for the 600$ price, but I want to make sure ...
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Where can I find computers that has a 100% support of Ubuntu? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Which computers are guaranteed to work? I want to buy a new computer but I want to know which computers will work without any issues with Ubuntu? I want to make a safe ...
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Graphics card recommendation for dual-HD output?

I'm wanting a dual HD monitor desktop. Desktop system with two monitor outputs (1920x1080 and 1920x1200) side-by-side, displaying one X screen (Xinerama, TwinView, XRandR, whatever works). Will be ...
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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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Ubuntu loads Unity 2D rather than Unity 3D

At the login screen of my Ubuntu box, I select Ubuntu under the cog menu, but it loads the 2D version instead of the 3D version. I'm running: Asus P5Q Pro Intel Core 2 Quad Q6600 @ 2.40GHz x4 ...
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Recommendation for Bluetooth usb adapter

Which Bluetooth USB adapter do you guys recommend for Ubuntu 11.10/Windows compatibility? The cheapest, the best. Of course, no CSR deal-extreme please! Thanks a lot for any advice!
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Can you recommend a very quiet or silent laptop that will work well with Ubuntu? [closed]

I need to buy a laptop for work reasons. I will be installing Ubuntu on it, and I would like it to be a quiet machine because noisy computers are my pet peeve. Can anyone recommend one which will ...
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Which wireless keyboards and mice are compatible? [closed]

Could I know, what wireless keyboard and mouse work fine with ubuntu for a desktop. Last time I installed it on my desktop, my mouse just got froze!! Then i stopped using it. I really wanna use ...
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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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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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Which is a better laptop for 11.10: Dell Precision M6600 or MacBook Pro 17-inch?

The company I work for is going to buy me a new laptop before the end of the year. Right now I use Ubuntu 11.04 on a ~3.5 year old Dell Vostro 1700. It's a dual boot install and it runs good enough, ...
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UPS recommendations for a desktop computer

My question is related to UPS Compatibility with Ubuntu Server , but might be different. I am currently running the desktop version of Ubuntu 11.10 on my desktop computer. I run it continuously as I ...
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higher-end notebook with a track-point

My old notebook wont there very long, I feel like. And Im looking for a higher-end notebook that will run Ubuntu out of the box. Unfortunately, a trackpoint mouse is absolutely mandatory for me. I ...
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Current status/known issues for DELL XPS 15z?

I'm planning on buying a Dell XPS 15z laptop. I was wondering what is the status for running 11.10 on it? Are there any known issues that might be difficult to solve (specifically regarding ...
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Ubuntu friendly laptop equivalent to MacBook Pro [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Which computers are guaranteed to work? I am in the market for a new high-end Ubuntu laptop, and I was wondering if anyone had any recommendations. My requirements ...
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What is a recommended high resolution webcam?

I would like a new webcam for Ubuntu that can handle a high resolution 1024 x 768 minimum that I can use within applications such as Cheese and Stopmotion for recording videos and taking still images. ...
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Should I buy a laptop with ATI/AMD on it? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Which computers are guaranteed to work? I use Ubuntu on all my machines. I'm looking at a few laptops right now to replace a failing desktop: A Lenovo with a AMD E 350 ...
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Desktop speedup under $100 [closed]

I have a reasonably recent workstation running 11.10 with an AMD-Athalon (4 cores) and an Asus motherboard. I would like to spend about $100 to speed it up I have several options and was wondering how ...
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Looking for a super-low-power any-arch DIY Squeezebox reciever

As I said in another recent question, I've recently bought into the Logitech Squeezebox range. I have a Radio (bedroom), Boom (kitchen) and Receiver (music room). These are all pretty good but they ...
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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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What fanless ATI Radeon cards work with the open-source drivers?

I am building four Intel Core i5 desktop systems. The systems should run Ubuntu 10.04 LTS and be used for watching HD movies, Youtube etc. not for gaming. I want to use fanless ATI Radeon cards and ...
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What gaming keyboard(s) will work with Ubuntu?

I've been looking at gaming keyboards to use on Ubuntu system. Microsoft has a few popular ones (e.g., Sidewinder X4, X6), but the programmable function keys appear to be unusable without the Windows ...
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SSD or USB for HTPC/Homeserver (only the OS)

I have a htpc / homeserver (apache2, mysql for some website testing) and I also use it as a htpc. My current setup is, it is in my bedroom, the OS is installed on a 2 TB drive, but at night the OS ...
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What do I do when bad sectors are reported?

Ubuntu says I have bad sectors on my laptop (186 of them to be exact) and sometimes can't even boot - I'm running a live CD now. Is it the end for my HD? If yes, any recommendations for a good laptop ...
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Are there any Ubuntu-compatible laptops with a 1600x900 screen that are 1.1" thick or less?

I'm looking for a laptop for work, and I will be running Ubuntu as primary OS (close to 100% of the time). The Toshiba Tecra R840 caught my eye with its higher resolution display (1600x900). I cannot ...
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Alternative wireless streaming adapter to Apple Airplay/Airport

I'm succesfully streaming my audio to an Apple Airport very easily. I'm considering purchasing a device which enables me to stream my music wirelessly using the network. I would like to stream using ...
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Which dual-head video card(s) are guaranteed to work in twin view on 10.04 or 11.04 with minimal tinkering?

After trying (quite unsuccessfully) to get a Matrox G450 to work in twin view, I've gone another direction and am shopping for new, compatible hardware. I have searched the threads and found the list ...
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What should I consider when purchasing a (flatbed) scanner?

I'm considering purchasing a new USB flatbed scanner for my parents whose laptop is running Ubuntu (10.04 LTS - Lucid Lynx). Doing a quick search around I found this thread over in the forums: ...
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Ubuntu compatible motherboard with onboard graphics card

Can anyone recommend linux compatible motherboard, with: Hassle free installation (I boot ubuntu, install it, and it's working. I'm not required to patch any kernel, or installing additional ...
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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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what kind of support or performance can i expect from ubuntu on a chromebook?

has anyone installed a ubuntu on a chromebook (acer or samsung ) yet? What has been the experience so far? What kind of hardware support is there? Are you getting expected performance?
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Anyone Can Name a WiMax USB Dongle that works with 10.04?

I need to find a WiMax USB dongle that works on Ubuntu (driver support). I google for it but could not come up with any up to date information. I wonder if anyone can tell from experience that ...
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Does 11.04 support Sandy Bridge?

How well does Ubuntu 11.04 (Natty Narwhal) support the processors of Intel's architecture Sandy Bridge and their Intel HD Graphics? Are there any problems with running 11.04 on Sandy Bridge?
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Recommend a quality Condenser Mic? [closed]

Could you please recommend a decent USB condenser mic that works fine in Ubuntu? Im looking for something of quality without breaking the bank either. Hopefully a mic under $150. Would you happen to ...
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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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Touch monitors for Ubuntu?

I'm looking for a touchscreen monitor that is at least 19 inches diagonally and is fairly cheap (hopefully a similar price to the Windows 7 touch monitors made by HP, Dell, Planar, etc., which are ...