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What Linux distro for old laptop?

I found an old Asus K55N laptop with a ~2.5ghz processor and 4 gb of RAM. It has no graphics card. I found it with Windows 11 installed (poor thing) and it took me a hour and a half to just get an ...
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Looking for a (S)FTP Server on Linux, on which users can create easily accounts for sharing

As an IT department we would like to provide to our business (not tech persons) a possiblity to let them create easily (S)FTP accounts by their own for sharing data with external users. The (S)FTP ...
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Distro Recommendation!

I've been using Manjaro xfce for the past few months and it worked flawlessly. But recently the OS has been freezing randomly while using any browser. Since I've already been thinking of hopping to ...
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Live USB/Linux Live Distribution for data recovery

Since October 2018, I have an HP EliteBook 840 G5 (region: Europe/Austria, language: German) and back then I installed Debian on it (by now it is Debian 10 "Buster"). Quite recently, through ...
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Linux distributions really centered on Plasma desktop? (not KDE "spins" or "flavors" & excepting Neon)

I am looking for a stable Linux - I mean stable not necessarily because based on stable releases like Ubuntu LTS, but because well supported by maintainers and community — one that would be focused on ...
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How to properly deal with loads of dependencies

I'm currently studying computer science in Germany and i hate to bloat my system. We need a lot of different programs for different subjects, for example a Database, TypeScript, Tensorflow, Haskell or ...
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What Operating System Provides Easy and Complete Software Uninstallation?

I want to be able to easily and completely remove a program/package and everything associated with it: all dependencies, all configuration files, all data files, and all traces in logs and $HOME (I ...
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Maintained Linux distribution for 32-bit

For an old laptop (2GHz, 1GB RAM) I am looking for such a Linux distribution: Supports 32-bit processors, and has not announced that they will phase out 32-bit support. Is maintained (please link to ...
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What distros have rpm but not systemd?

This is a similar question to this one, but with the additional requirement that it uses a rpm-based package manager such as dnf or yum. Like that poster, I have grown to dislike systemd, but I've ...
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What Linux distributions use KDE Plasma on an Ubuntu base beside Kubuntu and Neon?

Beside Neon and Kubuntu, are there other Linux distros that: are based on Ubuntu (like the above and like Linux Mint or Elementary are), and feature the KDE Plasma desktop? After a lot of ...
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Install Linux from ISO image to external HDD partition

I'm using windows OS, and need to install some linux distribution to HDD partition. I already downloaded my linux distro as ISO image, but don't want to burn that to DVD disk (because there is no ...
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Linux distribution with full dark mode / dark theme support

Over the last decade, I've been actively taking steps to reduce my reliance on Windows and switch to Linux as my primary OS. I can hear Izzy enthusiastically cheering! I'm down to getting rid of my ...
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What would be the best Linux distro that meet my needs?

I am looking to install linux on my pc. I want to get a distro that is not complicated to install like Arch for example, and doesn't have a whole bunch of programs pre-installed like Ubuntu for ...
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Need Linux Distro for Acer R7 (10-point touch)

I have an Acer R7 laptop that has been my faithful companion for nearly a decade. It has great specs for it’s vintage, including 8GB RAM and a 512GB SSD, 10-point touch with full HD and more. But it ...
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Linux distribution for LaTex and begin coding on C

I have Intel Celeron 1.1GHz and 4GB ram currently with w10 installed but I'm looking for a a linux distribution that is lighter and won't force updates into my poor machine. It will mainly be used to ...
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Software for tracking the changes within a folder?

I'm trying to decide on a Linux distro to put onto a USB, and use as a portable "computer". One of the main factors in deciding on said Distro is how much it writes to the USB during regular use. So I ...
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Linux: System-Wide High Contrast Theme?

Is there a Linux desktop environment/other kind of solution that offers a high-contrast theme such as the one in Windows that is system-wide? Preferably that works with softwares as well. Something ...
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Good Linux distro with common command-line utils

While debugging issues in Kubernetes, there are times when I need to install a pod, exec into it and poke around the cluster. This can be done pretty easily with a command like kubectl run my-shell --...
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Which Linux Distros is best for intel core 2 duo processor with ram 2 gb?

I will be installing Linux in my system which is a 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 500 ...
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Which linux distro is optimal to use Android Studio with no hiccups?

I have been using windows and I have ran into trouble a lot. First there were problems with maps API, now my emulator started slowing down. Its really frustrating. I searched the web and I keep ...
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Need a VM/Linux combo for Windows 7

I'd like to run Linux in a virtual machine on Windows 7 SP1 for the immediate goal of safe browsing. There are at least three aspects to it: Compatibility. The whole Windows-VM-Linux harness should ...
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Which linux you use on a windows tablet?

I don't like the default Windows 8.1 preinstalled on my uefi tablet - the UI is too counter-intuitive and I need more space on my device(I have 16GB, 1GB RAM max - Digma Eve 8.1 3G). So I wanna try ...
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Which distro supporting ZFS is currently most performant?

I am setting up a networked system for acquiring a large number of streamed camera images (up to 3GB/s of raw tif files; up to 2TB per experimental acquisition). The host that acquires the data will ...
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Fast Linux Distro for High end Modern hardware

I want linux distro recommendations for high performance.. I have a gaming laptop and I want to dual boot linux for educational purposes. Ubuntu 18.04 LTS runs way slower and is laggy. Is there any ...
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Looking for linux distro

I'm looking for linux distro capable of natively running windows apps with .net, DirectX and all other stuff. Does such windows replacement even exist ?
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Which Linux distro works better on a gaming PC?

I have a gaming PC I mostly use to edit videos and images in high quality. Specs: CPU: AMD Ryzen 7 1700 8 cores, 16 threads. RAM: 32 GB G Skill - 1466 MHz on dual channels. Latency: 16-18-18-38. ...
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Linux distro for office/movies, Pentium 32bit, 1GiB memory

I have the following machine: LG Electronics Notebook width: 32 bits Intel(R) Pentium(R) M processor 1.86GHz -memory size: 1GiB Please let me know if you need more information. I want to try out ...
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Lightweight linux desktop with UI scaling

I am looking for a lightweight linux desktop to use as an Home Theatre PC, that has UI scaling.
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Is there a Linux program to manage both brightness and contrast?

I use Linux alongside Windows. On Windows, I use Free Monitor Manager to manage both brightness and contrast, but I haven't found any for Linux. I tried Desktop Dimmer on Linux and it works fine, but ...
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GNU/Linux distribution that is small and fully free/libre

I need a GNU/Linux distribution that is: Small: Less than 500 MB (after installation) for the "base system" with coreutils and a window manager, ideally without having to uninstall a bunch of pre-...
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Lightweight Linux distribution for 3.2 GHz Intel Celeron with 2 GB RAM

I recently installed Elementary OS on an old PC that wasn’t being used. It’s not lightweight enough for the hardware, though, so now I am looking for a different distro. I am using the computer for ...
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Operating system for Personal & Enterprise application for Hadoop

I ain't sure if this is a right forum to ask this question. Please let me know which SE site I have to use, in case I am on the wrong forum. I have started learning Hadoop & I have tried ...
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Linux desktop with stacking tabs

I have recently switched from windows to Xubuntu. I picked xubuntu because xfce is light and battle tested. But my main problem is that xfce window tabs behave like Windows XP, where multiple ...
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Linux live distro including OpenShot and/or Kdenlive

Which Linux live distro coming with OpenShot and/or Kdenlive is there and would you suggest me to try? I need to very occasionally use them and I don't want to install them by the moment. Thanks in ...
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How to join and convert chunks of .ts files to mp4

Could anyone suggest a valuable tool (optionally, but not mandatory, under Linux [ openSUSE]) for that? join ~300 .ts files convert video to another format (optionally, mp4; but it can be anything ...
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Linux distro for netbook [duplicate]

I'm looking into the best Linux distribution for a netbook. It's an upgraded Acer Aspire One D270 (Intel Atom N2600 1.6GHz, 3GB RAM, 750GB HD), which will be used mainly for daily tasks: web ...
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What is the lightest-ever Linux I could install on a VM just for SSH tunneling with openSSH?

What is the lightest-ever Linux I could install on a VM just for SSH tunneling with openSSH? I am looking for something light I could install fastly from any machine that can run Oracle VirtualBox. ...
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Stable Linux distro for business server management

I am an aspiring IT Tech and I am leaning more towards systems administration. While I mostly work with Windows-based environments, I want to start delving into Linux and the many distros out there. ...
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Which Linux distribution is best for hosting Minecraft server?

I have a computer than I will use for, and likely dedicate to hosting a Minecraft server, and I was told that Linux is better for that. I had some experience with Linux in the past, but I stopped ...
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Linux live CD/DVD that includes UnionFS (but not Knoppix)

Tried to use the latest Knoppix and running into lots of issues. It can't seem to decide whether it's systemd or SysV init based, and simple things like restarting the network after a config change ...
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32-bit Linux distribution for old PC (Pentium D 3 GHz)

I'm looking for a Linux distribution with desktop interface that can run on a low-specced (read: old) PC of mine that currently runs Windows XP. A little background: Dad has this 10 y.o. PC that he ...
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Linux distribution for Lenovo Yoga 3 14 (extensive touchscreen support)

I am looking for a Linux distribution for Lenovo Yoga 3 14. Ideally, the distribution should support: Yoga has a touch screen and can rotate its screen to become a tablet - I would like to take ...
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Distro that is easy to remaster

I would like recommendations for an easy to remaster distro. It has to run from a CD and will only run a small web application (client-side; only JavaScript) and print pages. So: Has to be a Live CD; ...
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Simple, fast, secure KDE Linux distribution

I'm new to Linux, still learning how Linux in general works, but before that I need some smart opinion from a person who knows this stuff already, so my question is very simple, what is the most basic ...
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Which program should I use for programming apps with relational and graph databases?

I'm about to change my PC OS to some Linux distribution, and I wanna continue programming in some environment similar to Visual Studio/SQL Server for designing my apps. I want you to help me with ...
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Linux distributions which do not default to using SystemD

I dislike systemd for numerous reasons. Unfortunately, it has been adopted by most popular Linux distributions, including Debian, Ubuntu, Fedora and others. It is also becoming increasingly difficult, ...
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Linux OS that usually takes less then 200 MB with a plugin-free Firefox as VNC

Have a recommendation for a Linux OS that usually takes less then 200 MB of RAM when active with plugin-free Firefox? I need one as a VNC in my Ubuntu server. It doesn't matter for me from what ...
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Linux distribution for programmer

I need recommendation for distribution of Linux which will fulfill few things: is good to develop in different technologies (Java/Erlang/C/etc.) including frameworks, is good in installing&...
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Easy to use Linux distribution with no/minimal preinstalled applications

A fresh install of Ubuntu comes with LibreOffice, Firefox, Thunderbird, Transmission, Sudoku, Chess, and a slew of other applications preinstalled. Linux Mint includes most of Ubuntu's picks plus GIMP,...
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OS for key ceremony

Right now I'm assembling parts and plans for a key ceremony, i.e. a procedure to generate cryptographic keys in a high security environment. In particular I want to take a laptop with coreboot (...
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