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VM/disk image for Adobe Flash (after January 2021)

In January 2021, Flash Player was made EOL, and support for it was removed from all major browsers (Firefox, Chrome, and Edge). I understand why Adobe got rid of Flash Player (security issues, and ...
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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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32 bit Operating System for Older Systems

I am looking for recommendations for an OS to run on older hardware yet will still receive security updates. My requirements: The OS must be 32 bit There must be active updates planned for the next ...
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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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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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What is an Operating System which runs on a Raspberry Pi and is GNU-free software supported?

I'm looking at this list of fully GNU-backed operating systems https://www.gnu.org/distros/free-distros.en.html And cross-referencing them with this list of Raspberry Pi supported operating systems ...
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Sync desktop and laptop environments

I have a laptop and I have a desktop. Is it possible to have these two machines share the same environment, so that if I installed something on one I also have it on the other. They share the same ...
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Real Time Linux Based Operating System for Raspberry Pi 4

I just purchased a CanaKit Pi 4 2GB Ultimate Kit - 32GB. I need to practice my embedded programming skills. I'm looking for a Linux RTOS to put on the Pi computer.
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Lightest-weight OS to run Chrome in VM

I want to run Chrome in a VM (VirtualBox on Mac) for some testing. However, I don't really care which OS I use for it. Which would be the lightest OS I could run Chrome on? I imagine it would be some ...
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Modern Linux-based operating system that can run on an old Pentium III system

I'm looking for a Linux-based operating system that can run on an early 1999 computer that has the following specifications: Intel Pentium III processor, 450 MHz Up to 384 MB RAM maximum 8 MB ...
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Technology for setting up temporary environments to reproduce customer issues

0 Sometimes I need to reproduce issues that appear only in the customer's environment. I could manually set up virtual machines to sufficiently mirror their environment, but it would be very nice 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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Fully Automatic OS-Installation in VMs

I must often install debian in virtual machines in the workstations I am working on and try to automate this. I do not want to store and reuse preinstalled vms due to these disadvantages: I would ...
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Compulab Utilite Pro: searching for not discontinued Linux operating system

The Utilite Pro from Compulab is a small form-factor ARM computer that seems to have been discontinued, so it is difficult to find *not outdated NIX (Linux-like) operating systems that can be run on ...
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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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what is the MOST smallest OS that can be installed on a windows tablet(uefi)

My tablet supports booting from FAT32 usb drives. And maybe ntfs is also supported. I want an OS that would be the lightest, smallest, use minimum of both disk space and RAM. It has to have support ...
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RTOS for capable system e.g. Intel Nuc

I'm working on a system for visualization of sound signals. I want to use a mini-pc like the intel nuc, which will constantly receive the audio data via wifi or bluetooth. The Nuc should process the ...
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Good Software That Can be Used to Make Operating System for Commercial (With Document) [closed]

I’m currently looking into Gentoo Linux. However I’m not very proficient in regards to laws. I’d like to knows the effective way to make my own operating system without having to make it open source. ...
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What is the lightest OS I can install on a new computer like XP service pack 2?

I cannot figure out how to install my gold XP CD on my late model computer. I keep getting Errors. Why does it not load? What self-loading and unpatched OS can I boot a new computer with that is ...
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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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Useful personal assistant

So before I get anyone being patronizing, I understand that this is a big project and realize that it will take years of learning and hard work. My plan is to create an assistant that runs through ...
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Crash proof, high availability linux based OS

I've a system which should run in autarky (no internet connection) in an environment of unstable power supply (several outage per month). The system runs permanently python scripts (over several ...
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Looking for free and simple OS virtualisation software

I've recently trie to re-use Virtual Box (6.0) with which I have had good experiences in the past, but recently it was much dissatisfying. My main OS is Windows 10 and I tried installing various Linux ...
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Operating system for .NET/Python/Java development, with no End Of Life before 2021

Which OS do you recommend for a software developer used to work with .Net, Python, Java? Requirements: End Of Line not before 2021; Easy access to development tools for .Net Core, Java, Python, Lua; ...
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Windows Console Only Pre-Install Environment

I am making a fast installer script for Microsoft Windows OS's It basically replicates what Windows Setup does but in a fraction of the time, which is useful if you do a lot of virtual machines/...
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Process trackers which allow combining all subprocesses?

I want a GUI process monitor for Linux with which I can group together all separate processes which are part of a single running instance of Firefox, or Chromium, or other applications - so that I can ...
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Hide Windows Application

I have several applications including Mathematica and VirtualBox(with Ubuntu) that I constantly run in the background. Ideally I would like these applications to automatically start at boot but hide ...
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Is there any software or tool for installing the operating system automatically?

Our internet data center have many dedicated servers, is there any software of tools for install operating system for them? I mean, in our data center, there are many dedicated servers, every one ...
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Laptop Linux distribution for an enginnering student with minimal experience running Linux/Unix/DOS

I am currently buying a new laptop(see related hardware rec question here, and shall be dual-booting it with Windows 10 and some Linux distribution. I have some experience with Ubuntu and the Windows ...
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OS for ThinkPad R51

Since the passing of Windows XP, I have been trying to find a good OS for my ThinkPad R51. Even Win 7 is a drag on my computer. Microsoft does not have a solution to this - only to "install Win 10". ...
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OSX/macOS version for a decent development/compile-farm machine

I'm looking for "the best" Apple OS for helping me in coding and testing cross-platform (Linux, W32, OSX) applications, written in C, C++, Python and similar (no fancy, new-fangled node.js or - horror ...
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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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Is there any tool to silent Os Install

I need to Install fedora 25 in 10+ system. My intention to Install Os with slight installation instead of click next and next like packer. But packer only setup vagrant environment. I need to Setup ...
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OS with file manager and web browser only

I'm looking for an OS that has only a file manager, and a web browser; i.e. as least bloatware as possible. What is the best OS like that?
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OS to install on a Lenovo IdeaPad A1?

I bought a Lenovo IdeaPad A1 (1st generation) in 2012 and I was wondering if it's possible to use Ubuntu Mobile/Touch, Tizen, Sailfish or some other OS on it? Specs overview: Model: Lenovo IdeaPad ...
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Router operating system run program when new device connects

I want to monitor my network and do some actions (e.g. send an email) every time a new device shows up in the network. Which operating system/api would make this job the easiest. I was looking at ...
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Looking for a tool like "IP Personality" to defeat OS fingerprinting for recent Linux kernels

I am looking for a way to defeat nmap OS-fingerprinting. This article describes a few approaches and mentions the tool IP Personality, which seems quite promising because it can trick nmap to detect a ...
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most easily audited server operating system

I have screwed around with hobby servers for years, now, but now I'm starting to get into more serious servers, with much higher reliability requirements. The obvious answer is just to get started on ...
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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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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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Highly extensible open-source web desktop

I'm looking for a fully-fledged web desktop with all rendering done client-side. Details Constraints Extensibility - it should be easy to add a new application to the web desktop. Customizable - it ...
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Blue screens of death central analysis

I wish get your recommendations for central analysis of BSODs software. I have a bunch of dumps which I wish to analyze and understand the root cause for the system crash. Which tools/applications ...
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Operating system with option to connect to other LAN PCs via RDP

I have an environment where a number of people connect to their office PCs from home via RDP using port forwarding. My router has a limitation in that it cannot handle more port forwarding entries ...
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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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What open-source tool you will suggest for deployment and management of operating systems?

We need a free and open-source deployment and management tool which should have following features: Tool can manage both windows and linux systems. Automatic OS installation. Automatic software ...
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Working resident monitor source code from the sixties

I teach operating systems and I talked about resident monitors in the sixties, but it would be nice to move from theory to peeking into a factual source code that even runs on an emulator. As I ...
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Host OS for multiple VMs

I am looking for an operating system that was designed to run virtual machines. My requirements: Preferably some distro of Linux (ideally Debian-based, but doesn't matter) Not be GPU intensive (I ...
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A small OS that will boot under UEFI and wipe partitions on hard drives

I'm looking for a small OS that will boot under UEFI and wipe partitions on hard drives; for example, a live boot CD of a Linux distribution. I tried so far Finnix, Nano Linux and Minimal Linux. None ...
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Looking for a trustworthy, up-to-date, cheap, legally moddable/hackable/tinkerable mobile phone OS [closed]

I'm looking for a trustworthy, up-to-date, cheap and legally moddable mobile phone OS that runs on an affordable phone. To let you know what my requirements are, I have to tell you a story. Since ...