Questions tagged [linux-distribution]

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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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Starting on Kali Linux [on hold]

What is the best site to learn Kali Linux? How to begin? I don't know nothing. Sorry for this.
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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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Wich Linux distribution is recomended for a live usb for programing (in python) use only?

I won't need it for anything else then python3 and pycharm (or some other ide), so it don't need to have any other fucionality. I've consider using one of those https://www.fossmint.com/best-linux-...
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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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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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A linux distribution, solely for RDP access (Thin Client)

The question: Is there a linux distribution, just for RDP access to a Windows terminal server? Let's say you have a Windows terminal server that can be accessed from anywhere to be used like your own ...
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lightweight linux distro recomendation

Could you recommend me a lightweight linux distribution with GUI that consumes the less resources posibles? Thanks
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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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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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Linux installation to learn web development [closed]

We are creating a charity that is going to provide young people with training for the IT industry. Our plan is to create some simple websites using something like WordPress to get them started with ...
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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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Which host OS to use for Docker container Red Hat Enterprise Linux (rhel7)?

Which Operating System I should use for the host where I would like to run Red Hat base container image (rhel7)? As stated on redhat.com: Red Hat Enterprise Linux base images should be used as ...
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Linux distro that supports per display scaling and supports propretary display drivers

I use a 4k laptop display with a 1080 external display. Every time i use the external display i have to set my laptop display to 1080p which is not ideal. I have tried ubuntu with xorg but that does ...
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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 Distribution for Touchscreen (only)

Any suggestion for a linux Distribution (or UI package) that can be used for embedded systems which are primarily used through touch-screen ? Not an distrib that supports touch screen (Like Ubuntu ...
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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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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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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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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 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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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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Linux distribution for an old computer

I need a Linux distribution for a laptop that is pretty old. Here are the laptop specs: 2 GB of RAM 2 GB hard drive (flash) Intel Celeron CPU The main limitation that I have found is hard drive size....
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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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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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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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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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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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Best first time Linux OS, for someone who isn't computer savvy

What Linux distribution would you recommend for someone who isn't computer savvy. The features that will need to be as easy as possible to use and access are: Email Internet Word Processor Viewing ...
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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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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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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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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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Debian based portable Linux distro

I read about a Porteus, a Linux distro which is designed to be run from USB. I liked everything about it, but I prefer distros that are Debian derivatives. (Like Debian itself, Mint, Ubuntu, etc.) I ...
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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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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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A lightweight Linux distribution for a Pentium M 1.73GHz, 2 GB RAM laptop?

It is an old Toshiba, intel pentium(R) M processor 1.73GHz, 2BG RAM. The previous owner installed Windows 7 on it. It's ok but I want to try a lightweight and small Linux based OS. It will be used ...
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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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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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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. ...
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Bootable linux like distro to sanitize USB flash drives and hard drives

I have some usb pen drives that I'm not using because I'm unsure of their content. This drives traveled among some university friends and photo copy shops (you know.. shops with win xp, no security ...
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Linux or Android app for non-intrusive recording

I record all my works progress since I am not good at taking notes. However, most software that I have tried are blinking or lots of pop-up dialogues, which makes me aware and more stressed. I am ...
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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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GNU/Linux variants that could work on MacBook Pro (Retina, two GPUs)

I'm thinking about trying some GNU/Linux distros on MBP (partly because I get increasingly annoyed by OS X's long-standing bugs which probably will never be fixed, and also I wish to try "next-gen" ...