Questions tagged [linux-distribution]

Use this tag when seeking recommendations about which Linux distribution is suitable for a specific use-case.

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Open source Linux distribution with LTS

AFAIK only Ubuntu is open source and has LTS (Long Term Support). Is there are an other Linux distribution with these features: Usable for desktop and server open source Long Term Support releases (...
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Light, client OS with minimal features such as Firefox only and ICA client

I am looking for a small, lightweight, Linux OS that I can install Firefox and the Citrix ICA client on. The OS cannot contain any Linux office software, no Thunderbird, no extras. It needs to be ...
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Is there a Debian-based distro with only the core packages?

Is there a Debian-based distro with only the core packages(like apt, dpkg, ifupdown, nano, ssh, grep, sudo, coreutils, wget, etc., and no X11)? And not meant to used on servers and it must be 32-bit. ...
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Tiny Linux Distro with JVM

I'm looking for a Linux Distro that has been stripped down completely with just the ability to install apps on it (particularly, a JDK). Any suggestions? Definition of tiny in this case: The minimum ...
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Open-source solutions to make Linux desktop easily accesible remotely from Windows

I want to setup a Linux desktop where friends with windows PCs can login remotely and play with it to get familiar with Linux. I've tried Ubuntu 14.04 but failed miserably while trying to share the ...
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Production-ready alternative to Archlinux

I'm currently looking for an Archlinux alternative suitable for production servers, which means less "bleeding-edge" software but otherwise it should be really as close to Arch as possible, here are ...
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Linux live kiosk

I’m looking for a live Linux distribution to boot a machine in Kiosk mode. (Firefox/Chrome + nVidia Driver + VLC) These two are pretty good: http://webconverger.com http://porteus-kiosk.org HOWEVER ...
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Home server NAS on ZFS + VirtualBox

I am in the process of planning a new server for home. It will be, most of the time a NAS server (for Time Machine backups and archiving of old, unused files). I decided to go with ZFS. But I would ...
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Linux desktop environment for novice users

Which desktop environment can satisfy (by default, configuration or maintained extensions) most of following requirements? no double clicking required bring existing window to front of a program by ...
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Distraction-free Linux distro

I'm a student who is easily distracted by any notifications that come on my computer. So, I want to install a distro that I use just for school stuff, and have it be as distraction-free as possible. ...
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Setting up Linux for a touch-screen laptop

What combination of distro, themes, extenstions, etc. can I use to get the best experience out of a touch-screen laptop? I would be installing Linux on a Dell Inspiron i3147 (11.6", 1366 x 768, ...
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Bootable USB creator

I'm on Xubuntu 64 bit. Unetootin isn't detecting my USB. Startup USB creator doesn't work on all the ISOs. I want a bootable USB creator, that works on ubuntu 64 bit. It has to be updated and has a ...
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Linux distribution for daily use on an old netbook

I won a netbook several years ago (1 GHz, 1GB RAM*, 8GB SSD) with Windows XP pre-installed. After a few weeks, the disk gets filled with Windows trash. I have tried latest version of Ubuntu, but the ...
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“Mac-like” Linux distribution [closed]

I have an ancient Mac that I'm looking at wiping when Lion support goes the way of the dinosaur. I still like the idea of keeping it as Mac-like as possible. Are there any Linux distros that mimic ...
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Desktop Linux distribution with the latest GNOME 3?

I'm looking for a Linux distribution to use with GNOME 3. Currently I'm using Fedora 20, but there are many bugs in Gnome (for example Bug 1058314, earlier was Bug 995785). Both are blockers for me. ...