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Questions tagged [distro-recommendation]

This tag should be used for questions asking for a recommendation of a particular edition of Ubuntu or an official derivative, such as Kubuntu, Lubuntu, etc.

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Ubuntu for production in low spect pc [duplicate]

I have a pc with 4gb of ram, 1.6ghz and another with 2.5ghz. Ubuntu can work in a pc like this for music production, not only beats. I need it to compose acousmatic music, and beats jajaj.
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Best Linux distribution for an old pc [duplicate]

I have an old pc with 3GB of RAM and a Centrino Duo 1.66 GHz. I would like to install Linux but I don´t know which Linux distribution is the best. Any help with this is welcome.
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Suggest an Ubuntu derivative by looking at my laptop specs [duplicate]

Model- HP bu009tu Processor- intel Pentium quad core Processor clock speed- 1.6ghz turbo boost upto 2.5 ghz Ram- 4gb ddr3 Screen- 720p Graphics- Intel integrated Battery-3200mah(Compal) I want ...
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create Ubuntu Distribution based on my home directory? [duplicate]

I have many programs install on my Ubuntu and on my home directory which are sourced in.bashrc as well. I just want to create my own distribution based on Ubuntu. I have tried uck and pingbuy ...
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Ubuntu replacement for an old XP computer with slower than 2.0 GHz processor speed [duplicate]

I want to replace an old Windows XP OS with Ubuntu, but I really don't know which version would suit my needs. I require only media center type functionality from the Ubuntu replacement. The older ...
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Which flavour of ubuntu shall I choose? [duplicate]

Which flavour of Ubuntu or distro based on Ubuntu shall I install in my old PC? I am currently using Ubuntu Mate but it has an audio problem with my speakers and am uncomfortable with xfce and lxde. ...
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Which distros or variants of Linux ARE NOT affected by the new CoC? [closed]

I don't want my OS to be ruined if code contributors follow through; Some have threatened to pull out their blocks of code important to the project to revolt against the change. https://hub....
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Which Ubuntu Distro For My Laptop [duplicate]

I have a laptop which is a HP 14-bp056na, 64GB eMMC, 4GB RAM and has a processor of Intel Celeron N3060. I have looked around and done research about which distros can be installed with these ...
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How to create an Ubuntu distro from VirtualBox Ubuntu Image? [duplicate]

I have an UbuntuServer installed and filled with packages that I need, and it's ready for work. Can I make a distro from VirtualBox image of UbuntuServer in to .iso installable file with all the ...
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Ubuntu based distro with slim storage footprint [duplicate]

I am looking to install Linux on a new laptop I have, with only 64gb of storage. I am curious if there are any sources that compare the base install size of various distros. I am not looking to go ...
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How to create a triple-boot with Win 10, Ubuntu 18.04 & Tails (or any other highly recommended distro)? [duplicate]

Have a 2017 quad core processor, 8gb ddr4 ram but 1tb hdd. How to create a triple-boot with Win 10, Ubuntu 18.04 & Tails (or any other highly recommended distro)?
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Ubuntu for X100e Lenovo Thinkpad (Current Year: 2018)

I'm curruntly running Mint/Xfce/32 Bits 18.3 on Lenovo Thinkpad X100e Single Core AMD 1.6Ghz/3Gb Ram/250Hdd. Works fine. Already tested 64bits of many Linux distros, but they seen to lag (using ...
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Should I install 32-bit OS or 64-bit? [duplicate]

CPUinfo: Architecture: i686 CPU op-mode(s): 32-bit, 64-bit Byte Order: Little Endian CPU(s): 2 On-line CPU(s) list: 0,1 Thread(s) per core: 1 Core(s) ...
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Ubuntu 16.04 and 17.10 do not perform well for me. What should I install instead? [duplicate]

In another question of mine, I reported that Ubuntu wasn't working well, and the only answer I got said that Ubuntu 17.10 has bad memory usage, and recommended I move from Ubuntu to Xubuntu, Lubuntu, ...
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Best Ubuntu version for netbook [duplicate]

I want to update my OS to Ubuntu but I am confused about what version I should install. It has windows starter. I have a netbook with 1.66 GHz atom N450 processor & 2GB ram What's the best ...
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How can I find the right Ubuntu flavor? [duplicate]

Which Ubuntu version/flavor is suitable for a device with 1 GB RAM, 1.8 GHz Pentium 4 processor and 500 GB hard disk. Please share a link to the suitable version.
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Which Lubuntu Next LXQt distro is the current one?

I want to download the current Lubuntu Next 17.10 version with LXQt, but I found two folders on its servers. Why are they separate, when they appear to be the same: 17.10 == artful. They contains ...
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Recommend a Distro for 504Mb RAM, 2GB HDD [duplicate]

I have an ASUS EEE PC 2G Surf netbook, Celeron M CPU 800MHz, 504 MB RAM, 2 GB TIF card as drive E and 2 GB soldered HDD. I have Win XP OS installed. Unfortunately, due to recent security updates, it ...
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How to optimize Ubuntu for audio [closed]

I am on Xubuntu 17.10 and find that its performance, audio wise and latency wise is insufficient when I am using the online app Soundtrap.com. Lots of CPU maxing and sound clipping. What can I do to ...
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Ubuntu support for motherboard that supports other Linux distros [closed]

I want to buy a motherboard that supports Linux, specifically Ubuntu 16.04 or above as I want mainly to use Tensorflow and Ubuntu is the only distro that is officially supported. I have looked at a ...
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Is there anybody runnig a Linux distro on Dell Latitude E5570? [duplicate]

I am considering to switch from Win to Linux. However, due to my previous experience sometimes it just does not work as expected. I bought Latitude E5570 (128 Gb SSD, intel i5, 8Gb RAM) with Win 7 ...
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I can't turn off backlight after trying many solutions

I have a Samsung N220 modified with a Pixel QI screen. For those of you who don't know Pixel Qi, they make normal LCDs that once the backlight is turned completely off they act as (kind of) e-ink ...
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Is it risky to update my Linux Kernel to latest stable version when running Ubuntu?

Please, I would like to know how risky it can be to update the kernel of Ubuntu to the latest stable version. Currently, I am running Kubuntu 17.04 which uses the kernel 4.10.0-22-generic. The latest ...
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What are the differences between desktop environments in Ubuntu? [duplicate]

For example, in some distributions like Debian, the same CD netinst allows you to choose one or all of the desktop environments (Gnome, Xfce, etc...) but in Ubuntu you actually have to choose between ...
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What is the BunsenLabs version of Ubuntu?

I love Debian, but I dislike desktop managers. Trying to set up Openbox by myself was confusing, so I was thrilled when I discovered BunsenLabs. However, a lot of applications that call themselves "...
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Looking for the most recent/best ubuntu distro that my not-so-new laptop will support [duplicate]

Here are the specs on my laptop: HP Pavilion 17 Notebook PC Product Number: G6Q75UA#ABA Serial Number: 5CD44422LT GENERAL SPECIFICATIONS Microprocessor: Intel(R) Core(TM) i3-4030U CPU @ 1.90GHz ...
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Desktop distro with installer image less than 700MB? [duplicate]

Previously I'm using Lubuntu because the installer can be burnt in CD. Now the 16.04 x64 installer image size more than 700MB. Plus, it feel too heavy on my computer. I'm now using Bodhi Linux but ...
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Fully GUI-orientated Linux Distro [closed]

I have one simple question: Is there a Linux Distro available that is as user friendly as Windows or Mac, and completely GUI orientated (Zero or minimal terminal action needed)? I have tried Fedora, ...
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Best linux Distro for older machines? (Macbook end 2009) [duplicate]

My parents have an old laptop ( Macbook ref ) wich start to lag on the last OS version. So I'm looking for a light distro to install. They only use the laptop to go on internet (any browser) and use ...
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Do I need ubuntu-desktop if I'm using i3?

I've found that I like using i3-wm manager and now I never use GNOME, which is the base distro I have installed. I'm wondering if I want to do a fresh install and I know I want to use a tiling ...
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Can all flavours of Ubuntu 16.04 run the same programs?

So I've a feeling this is a very noob question but... Is the only difference between flavors of Ubuntu the graphical interfaces and installed packages? Will they all be equally capable of running ...
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Best Ubuntu Version for my chromebook (closed) [closed]

Im new to the ubuntu community and have hit a wall. Im running an Asus c300 chromebook and have been playing with it for awhile. Ive run KDE, Xfce, and unity. I like unity best as its easier to ...
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Should I use KUbuntu or Ubuntu 16.04 for KDE Plasma desktop environment?

I am willing to use KDE Plasma 5 Desktop environment. Should I use Kubuntu or Ubuntu 16.04? If I would use Kubuntu, which advantages would it offer?
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Which Ubuntu is best for me? [duplicate]

I'm looking to learn to code in C and would like your opinion on what would be the best operating system for a laptop. I have an older 'Dell' laptop, which is very slow, but I've seen reviews that ...
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Which Ubuntu for ARM cpu do I need

I'm planning on buying a single board computer that I would like to install Ubuntu server on. The problem is that I don't know which file I should download. I've taken a look at this page: www.ubuntu....
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How to create a new linux distro [duplicate]

I want to create a new linux distro with customized name,customized wallpaper,customized packages etc.Can i do it keeping ubuntu 14.04 as base and installing packages etc on it. Also i have ...
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Does anybody know if other distros are capable of overwriting existing OS's? [closed]

I'm looking at some other distros to play around with on my older computers and was wondering if I need to format the drives for certain distros before I do a USB install. I was looking at Lubuntu, ...
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“Foolproof”-ish Linux for total antigeeks [closed]

I have some friends which do write a lot. For television, movies, articles for magazines and newspapers or novels. Mostly they are very young and not technical savvy. They ask me for help when their ...
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Is Ubuntu unstable or is it just my computer?

Three days ago, Ubuntu crashed (not responding), and I typed ALT + Print + Reisub , it restarted as usual, but displayed a System is running in low-graphics mode message. When I type my login ...
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Ubuntu for old tablet PC [duplicate]

I want to know which of the light versions of Ubuntu would be the best for said tablet. Specs are as follow : CPU: 1.2 Ghz Memory: 1G RAM Storage: 60G Hard Drive. It has a pen, usb slots VGA ...
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What version of Ubuntu for a Compaq Armada E500?

The machine runs windows 98SE at the moment. I would like to install ubuntu on this 15 year old laptop and maybe use it as a reddit machine or run some emulators on it (haven't decided yet). SPECS: ...
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Intellectual Property Rights Policy Summary Question

In the Summary section, this is stated, "You can redistribute Ubuntu, but only where there has been no modification to it." What does it mean by Mortifications? Does it mean Kernel/Internal ...
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New to Ubuntu/Linux - Which distro should I install? [closed]

I'm switching over from Windows 7 to Ubuntu (basically because I want to try something new). I'm a basic user; I really only use my PC for iTunes, Web Browsing, some Steam gaming, and multimedia ...
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Installing Linux on Wyse Cx0: minimal system needed [duplicate]

I got my hands on a couple of wyse thin clients Link to Thinclient(Wyse Cx0) I want to use them for RDP purpose. The original plan was to install Tinycore on them and to use Rdesktop to rdp to the ...
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What is the lightest linux os for older computer [duplicate]

I have a computer that has 2 gb ram and not very good other features.I want to run Android Developer Studio on this computer and I want to use linux distribution.Which linux distribution can I use ? ...
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How to build my own Linux distro? [closed]

Suppose, I've downloaded my kernel from http://kernel.org/ Now, How should i add desktop background with Mouse pointer, control panel, wallpapers etc.? Please help, Surely help would be appreciated!
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Smallest Ubuntu server self-contained installable .iso for development

I'm looking for a development server to run in VirtualBox that can do run apt-get. That's it. I don't need anything else really. I've started with the Minimal CD which is nice at 37Mb, but to install,...
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Can the base Ubuntu OS be used for free commercially?

I work in an enterprise environment--at a major university to be more specific--as desktop support. It's largely a Windows environment. I'm not looking to install Ubuntu for our end users--rather ...
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Which distro should I install to avoid Amazon? [closed]

Is the Amazon feature that comes bundled with Ubuntu standard installations inherent to all Ubuntu derivatives (like e.g. Mint, Xubuntu, etc), or is it only present in the vanilla Ubuntu Desktop ...
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Ubuntu on laptop

A friend of mine asked me for a favour; she uses windows 7 on her laptop with these system specs: Video : intel HD graphics family Procesor : intel pentium B950 CPU@2.10 GHz RAM : 4 GB Hard ...