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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Help with finding Ubuntu flavor or desktop shown in screenshot?

Can someone please help me find out which desktop this is? I found it in an answer to this question: What software can I use to view epub documents?
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Will Ubuntu Desktop work on Raspberry Pi 3

I was just wondering if Ubuntu Desktop will work on a Raspberry Pi 3, or if I have to use a distribution that is made specifically for the device.
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Which Linux Distros or Desktop Environments deals with unresponsive apps best? [closed]

For a person who needs stable and easy Linux GUI desktop experience, which "Linux Distros"/"Desktop Environments" has the feature to ask user through GUI to close an application if ...
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which one do you recommend to install: ubuntu 20.04.3 or ubuntu 21.10

I know in general the answer is 20.04.3 certainly. but i have purchased a new laptop equipped with 11th gen Intel core i3 CPU and uefi boot. so new hardware support is important for me. also i will ...
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Please suggest me best linux distro according to my PC specs [duplicate]

I am a Windows user so plz suggest easy and user-friendly distro. I am a Student and switching mainly due to performance issue. Also I will be dual booting Linux with Windows 11. Here are my PC specs: ...
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Understanding WSL 2 & Ubuntu in NTFS

I am trying to understand the File System for Windows with WSL 2 and Ubuntu distro. When looking at the root '/" of the file system, Ubuntu operating system is installed in the /mnt directory. ...
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Updating Applications with Vulnerabilities [duplicate]

I am using the default Ubuntu Distros in an Azure Bionic VM. I would like to update software with vulnerabilities such as VIM, but it seems the only version available in these Distros is version 8.0. ...
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Is there an alternative to Ubuntu 20.04 which does by itself avoid the overheating issues of Ubuntu 20.04?

After upgrading to Ubuntu 20.04 from 18.04 I got a drastic (*) increase in heat generation. That much that the fans run non-stop when, for example, writing here. I've seen some suggestions for ...
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Best distro for 10+ years old ThinkPad [closed]

I’m looking for a distro which can help me with search web, watch videos without lag and maybe use libra with my 10+ years old ThinkPad. I don’t remember the specs of laptop but it’s an old ThinkPad. ...
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Kubuntu vs KDE Plasma on Ubuntu [duplicate]

I am a relatively new Linux user who has been running Mint on a 2018 Aero 15x laptop for a few months now. Everything works well enough, but I've had miscellaneous compatibility issues and I have ...
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Which Ubuntu version to choose [closed]

Actually I wanted to ask u all that which Ubuntu flavour should I choose?? I have a 2gigs ram 32bit lappy. I want to learn Linux with Ubuntu And want to choose a performance beast flavour of GOAT ...
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Linux Distros For The iMac G3? [duplicate]

What Versions Of Ubuntu/Debian or Ubuntu/Debian Based Disros Can Run On A iMac G3?
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Ubuntu-based distro with a rolling release? [duplicate]

What Ubuntu-based distribution can you recommend which has a Rolling release model? I want to have available both Ubuntu specific software (eg. Unity / Virtualbox / Snaps) and newer other software ...
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Which Linux-based OS would be best for my 32 bit PC? [duplicate]

My 32 bit PC has been running on Ubuntu 14.04, which is no longer supported. The subsequent Ubuntu releases are for 64 bit machines. I am therefore concerned to know about two things: What exactly ...
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Suggested distro for powerpc G4, after Lubuntu went EOL and Debian dropped support

I have an old and trusty Mac Mini G4 that is happily doing many services in my home. Sadly both Lubuntu 16.04 and Debian now dropped powerpc support. Is there any hope to keep on using this machine ...
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Beginner to Linux coming from Windows [duplicate]

I have an Acer ES1-524 (2 core @ 2 GHz, 4 GB RAM, 500 GB HDD) pre-installed with Windows 10. I'm using it to learn programming but recently while using it with VSCode and a few Chrome tabs opened (I ...
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Installation of Ubuntu 18.04 freezes on Acer Swift 3 (AMD Ryzen 5 + Radeon Vega 8)

I'm trying to install Ubuntu 18.04 on my new Acer Swift 3 (with default Win 10), but the installation freezes, both if I try the Live and if I try to install directly. I saw that this is a common ...
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Which Linux Distros is best for intel core 2 duo processor ram 2 gb [duplicate]

I will be installing linux in my system which is very old system and i will use it for casual work and basic programming . Configuration: processor Intel core 2 duo E7400 2.80 GH; Ram 2 GB ; Disk ...
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Ubuntu 32bit NTFS ISO Available, or, How to Convert to NTFS Using mkisofs?

I'd like to install 32-bit Ubuntu (any flavor) on an old 2017ish Win8Pro Dell Latitude 10 ST2 tablet. Official online support docs say my device can boot to USB ISO, but that it only supports NTFS. I ...
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Next LTS distro release [duplicate]

Just curious as to when the next LTS distro release will be. Running 18.04 at the moment, and, though I'm happy with it, I'm just ready for the next one. I understand the difference between LTS and ...
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What can I do with Ubuntu without GUI?

I have some some problems with my notebook (RAM is 4 GB, so it works VERY slowly as I am a developer and use some applications that require high RAM which I currently don't have) and as I am new to ...
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I've got Windows 10 Pro and want to install Ubuntu on Oracle VirtualBox [duplicate]

Which Distro I should use if I've got Intel Core i5-4300U CPU x64? Please, give certain variants, which you know will be installed for sure.
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Linux Distro Suggestion [duplicate]

Though I'm thinking it may be not the best place to ask, but there will be more people who came from windows and faced same problems. So, I want to ask it here. The thing is, my Laptop came with pre-...
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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 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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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 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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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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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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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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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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