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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 ...
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Which netbook: Atom or Fusion?

I am looking to buy a netbook that will last for a few years. It will be used for browsing and I want it to be snappy. Seeing as rendering and video decoding will be making more use of the GPU going ...
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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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Recommendation on buying an USB TV tuner (analog OR hybrid) that will work?

It seems that most PCI TV tuner cards do have some support for Linux. I'm not sure though about the USB ones (analog OR hybrid). Do you have any experience that you could share regarding USB TV ...
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What video capture boards are “plug-and-play” compatible?

I'm looking for a video capture board that works in Ubuntu without a lot of painful configuration or hassles. I'm looking for an external USB-2.0 based capture board and I would prefer one with an ...
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What are the most compatible mini PCI express wireless cards

I have got an Acer Aspire One netbook and I am after a wireless card that actually works well with ubuntu. The original card was flaky and disconnecting intermittently and so I replaced it with an ...
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Can 32 bit use HDMI?

I want to buy a desktop, and use Ubuntu with it. My question is: Can I have a 32 bit computer with HDMI? Also, will it be beneficial to purchase a 64 bit computer, when it comes to Ubuntu?
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What's a good cheap video card?

Can anyone recommend a good, cheap video card that can handle modern desktop requirements? Cheap is somewhere under $50. I'm talking about decent 3d effects for Unity and friends, as well as playing ...
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What's the best, most compatible sub-$100 graphics card for Natty?

Since upgrading to Natty graphic performance has been absolutely terrible despite having decent system specs. I'm willing to buy a new card if it will make the interface fast again. Can someone ...
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What recent netbooks, as of April 2011, are known to work properly with Ubuntu?

I'm looking for netbooks that work properly with Ubuntu, i.e. don't have wireless problems, graphics problems, touchpad problems etc. Ideally these would be netbooks that have come out recently, and ...
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What are the minimum hardware requirements for 11.04 'Natty'? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What are 11.04's system requirements? I performed an upgrade from 10.10 to 11.04 beta, to see if I could help with polishing the system before release. It was ...
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Recommended USB video capture device

I'm going to do some reverse engineering on a device with a composite video output. It would be great if I could just plug this in to my Ubuntu box and be able to record video as well as view the live ...
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Building a new rig: will a 9800 GT work well for my needs?

I'm in the process of pricing out and purchasing components for a new computer, and I wanted to make sure that my selections will run as expected in my planned install of Ubuntu 10.10 x64. Right now ...
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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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Which wireless 3G cards work?

I'm running Ubuntu Maverick on a ThinkPad X201. Does anyone know what 3G wireless cards or USB dongles work?
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What wireless mice work well with Ubuntu? [closed]

I'm in desperate need of a decent comfortable mouse that will give me maximum performance on Ubuntu. I'm looking at a wireless Microsoft mouse, but I am concerned it will not work effectively with ...
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How is Logitech C510 HD Webcam

I am going to buy Logitech C510 HD webcam and I just checked on other questions here on AskUbuntu that it works out of the box with cheese. Jorge's response also confirm this and I feel confident ...
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What Fibre Cards can I use with Ubuntu 10.04 LTS Server

What PCIe based fibre cards can I use with Ubuntu? I have been trying to find a native fibre card which works with Ubuntu Server but am unable to. I would really appreciate any help you can point me ...
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High end mobile workstations with pointer stick

I am looking for a list of higher end mobile workstations that run Ubuntu/Kubuntu well and also have a hardware pointer stick. Here's an illustration of one (from sciencesurvivalblog): I wouldn't ...
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Is there a USB pedal solution for transcription?

For transcription it can be useful to use a pedal to control playback of an audio stream so you don't have to stop typing. Are there any combinations hardware and software that work under Ubuntu for ...
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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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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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Does anyone know of a wireless N card that works out of the box?

So far I have tried: Tenda W322P Addon ADD-NWP210 Neither work on Meerkat. Both worked out the box with windows 7.
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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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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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Recommended Configuration for Parents

Great Linux Desktop Experiment I plan to give my family netbooks this year, and I would like some recommendations for how best to configure the machines for: Linux Newbies (primarily Windows ...
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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 ...
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Best graphics card to use with 10.10 [closed]

I am a gamer running on Ubuntu 10.10 with a G92 [GeForce 9800 GTX+] graphics card using the binary drivers. It runs alright, but even on simple games like teeworlds and minecraft I find they can max ...
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How do I know if a laptop will work with Ubuntu?

I want to buy a laptop at some point in the near future, but not knowing beforehand whether it works with Ubuntu makes the whole operation risky and tiresome. I would like to know if there is some ...
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Recommendations for a touchscreen laptop [closed]

Which touchscreen computers work best with Ubuntu? I'm looking for one and am wondering what the best one is.
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Are there any good USB 5.1 or 7.1 channel sound cards that work in Linux?

I'm trying to get a sound card that will plug into a really new Mini-ITX board. That leaves me with PCIe or USB, and PCIe cards seem to be expensive, crappy, and they required expensive riser and ...
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Server on Atom D410?

I am new to ubuntu (I am old time windows user and now want to shift my box). I want to setup my new dev box. I have selected following config for the PC Processes - Atom D410, 1.6 Ghz, (512K ...