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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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. ...