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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How do I find out which version and derivative of Ubuntu is right for my hardware in terms of minimal system requirements?

For a given hardware configuration, how do I find out if Ubuntu will run on it? What considerations should I take into account when choosing an Ubuntu version and flavour such as: Xubuntu with a ...
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What are the system requirements for each flavour of Ubuntu Desktop?

I'm thinking about installing Ubuntu Desktop, but I don't know what flavor is the best for my system. What are the minimum and recommended hardware requirements? What kind of CPU? How much memory? ...
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Is it possible to make a dedicated Discord machine?

A lot of my friends use Discord for gaming, but I don't like. I had a motherboard with integrated CPU lying around (dual core Celeron at 2.1GHz) (https://www.gigabyte.com/uk/Motherboard/GA-N3050M-D3P-...
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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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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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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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Which Ubuntu is oriented to programming and robotics? server, desktop or other distro? [closed]

Well, rather than a question is an opinion from you, it goes well, What version of ubuntu is better oriented programming to robotics or anything related to programming languages ​​(like C, perl, c + +,...
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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 version of Ubuntu is recommended for Samsung N270 notebook? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I find out which version and derivate of Ubuntu is right for my hardware in terms of minimal system requirements? I have just installed 12.04 LTS 32-bit because it was ...
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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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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 ubuntu version should install for a Toshiba Satellite l305d (64 kb)

I bought a Toshiba Satellite L305D-SP6805R, It comes with an ATI Radeon HD 3100 graphics card, an AMD Athlon X2 64-bits processor. I’ve tried to install in Ubuntu and Fedora, but all of them have ...
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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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Does Ubuntu contain Non-free kernel blobs and other non-free system components?

I heard Richard Stallman say that Ubuntu contains non-free blobs. Why does it have such blobs and what functions do these non-free blobs and system components do that free software can't? Does ...
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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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Ubuntu distribution for a broadcom bcm4313 wireless driver and an nvidia 630 graphics adapter

I've struggled with driver issues in the last few Ubuntu versions I am currently using an HP DV6 laptop that has a Broadcom BCM4313 wireless driver and the nvidia 630GTM graphics (optimus) driver. I ...
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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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What's the difference between the server version and the desktop version?

What's the difference between the server version of Ubuntu and the desktop version?
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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 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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Any Other Distros with Gnome 2.32? [closed]

I've used Ubuntu for almost a year and I don't like the Unity environment and I installed BackTrack R3 in my laptop which uses GNOME 2.32 and I'm much impressed with that and made a decision to move ...
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Sites with guides or blogs about installing Linux on low-end or low resource hardware

I'm looking for a website where people share stories and guidance on successfully installing Linux distros on low-end and low resource PCs or other devices (Raspberry Pi for example). I prefer Ubuntu ...
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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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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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Which flavor I should use for a P4, 512 RAM? [duplicate]

I have bee months trying to revive a PC that is so old, people that I told about it just say to junk it. But I believe that there is a Linux OS out there that can help me out. The Type of PC that I'm ...
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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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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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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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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 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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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 ...