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Will I get any lag with these specs with Unity on Ubuntu 14.04

May receive a second hand computer: The specs are: Processor: 1.6 ghz atom RAM: 1GB OS: Windows 7 I want to know if they can run Ubuntu 14.04 fluidly without Unity lagging whatsoever. I want to ...
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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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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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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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Will a netbook have sufficient specs for Ubuntu Touch development?

I'm interested in getting a cheap but good quality laptop to use among other things, for Ubuntu Touch development. I see the ASUS 1015E listed on the Ubuntu website, so I know it is compatible with ...
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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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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 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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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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Ubuntu Web Server Processor?

I am thinking of building a home based web server built on Ubuntu and am curious as to if the following processor will be able to handle Ubuntu server. Intel Dual-core Celeron 1037U (1.8GHz) ...
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Digital pen or smart pen which has support for ubuntu 14.04

I am looking for a digital pen to take handwritten notes which can be later transferred to computer to edit or save. All the available digital pen comes with their own software and they support ...
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Wacom Touch Device (call for suggestion of compatibility)

I need to use a touch "mouse" on my desktop PC, witch work with Ubuntu 12.04 LTS... Theoretically Wacom Tablet should be Linux compatible, but practically blogs are plenty of people that suffers ...
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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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PCIe UMTS adapters known to work with Ubuntu?

I am looking for an internal PCIe UMTS card that will work flawlessly with Ubuntu, that is: require no software to run other than what can be installed with apt from the standard Ubuntu repos work ...
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5.25" 360K floppy disk support

I'm building a legacy machine, and want to be able to read/write/format 5.25" 360K floppy disks. I have 360K drive, and motherboard that supports it. Does Ubuntu support this type of drive? And can I ...
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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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'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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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 friendly Pedometer without cloud enforcement (data must be local)

Can you recommend me a Pedometer for Ubuntu? no cloud enforcement no online account on web interface data local with local software for analysis Does Nike Fuel Band, FitBit and others work on ...
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Ubuntu 14 Ctrl key seems to be logically stuck

I just installed Ubuntu 14.04 LTS and the Ctrl key seems to be logically stuck, basically preventing me from using Ubuntu. It seems to be intermittent at times and then at other times the problem ...
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Cheap Graphics card for my sever

I'm turning a old XPS 420 Dell computer into a server(headless) for use at home. So far I have everything up running however the Radeon HD 3870 graphics card that came with the computer is causing me ...
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driver for a TRENDnet USB-to-Serial adapter for Lubuntu 14.04 LTS?

I'm running Lubuntu 14.04 LTS from a "Live Disc" (USB) and I want to connect a Cisco 1841 router via a USB to Serial Converter (specifically- TRENDnet TU-S9) to my netbook running the Lubuntu 14.04 ...
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Wireless Keyboard + Mouse combo for use with Ubuntu and Windows.

I am looking for a set of Keyboard and mouse that : are Wireless are Compatible with Ubuntu and Windows Don't use disposable batteries (maybe internal storage that gets reloaded through USB, like ...
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Narrowing down hardware choices

I've finally had it with my old HP tower. The Ubuntu installer doesn't recognize its internal hard drive. It doesn't even allow me to run 64-bit VMs. Ideally, I'd like to be able to walk into Best ...
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powering up r51 & z545 need help with onekey theater

I have 2 IBMs. My r51 will power up but nothing is working, such as the cd-rom, and the screen stays blacked out, but my fan is running and the indicator lights are working. It worked perfectly ...
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AMD hardware compatibily for home-server based on Ubuntu 12.04

I'll like to buy and setup a new home server with Ubuntu server edition 12.04. I'm Thinking to buy a AMD fx8300 and some am3+ motherboard.Which one to choose? There's any compatibility issue with ...
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12.04 to 13.1 upgrade

I tried upgrading from 12.04 to 13.1 and wasn't able to get anywhere. Then I tried a fresh install of 13.1 which was even worse. From a usb stick, I got a purple screen with the red and white dots and ...
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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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Recommended wireless printer that will work with Ubuntu?

The title says it all: Can anyone here recommend a wireless printer that will work with Ubuntu? It would be nice if it had a scanner, but the wireless is what's really important to me, and is also ...