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32-bit Linux distribution for old PC (Pentium D 3 GHz)

I would recommend Linux Mint XFCE. Linux Mint is very similar to Windows and there is not that much of a learning curve. Linux Mint XFCE works on most older hardware except for some very old ...
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Linux distributions which do not default to using SystemD

Gentoo uses OpenRC by default. Strenghts: highly customizable no bloatware very up-to-date packages Weaknesses: compiling takes time may be hard to install for linux starters
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What is the lightest-ever Linux I could install on a VM just for SSH tunneling with openSSH?

Damn Small Linux ~250 MB, built-in SSH, available as a VirtualBox image to avoid installation. Everything you need ;) There is lighter options, but what's the point at this size? (especially ...
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What is the lightest-ever Linux I could install on a VM just for SSH tunneling with openSSH?

Core - 11MB! For virtual box, you can set up 128 RAM (recommended, it can work well with 64 RAM) and I suggest 20 MB hard disk (that depends on what you need). Note: I did try with 16 MB, but did ...
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Which Linux distribution is best for hosting Minecraft server?

Ubuntu Server. Free, Doesn't use many resources and very very well documented.It is also more stable, lighter on resources and it is compatible with nearly all hardware out of the box. However,these ...
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Linux distributions which do not default to using SystemD

Artix Linux is an Arch-based distro where its primary distinguishing feature is that, unlike arch, they don't have systemD at all. I don't really know much about it. From their website: Artix Linux ...
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Linux distribution for programmer

I'd go with Ubuntu, in fact at home I use it as the development partition on my laptop. I've not had any issues with updates for a long time with Ubuntu, and the problems you have heard about are ...
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GNU/Linux distribution that is small and fully free/libre

Guix SD (GNU's Not Unix)'s Advanced Distribution! Liberating. Guix is an advanced distribution of the GNU operating system developed by the GNU Project—which respects the freedom of computer ...
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What would be the best Linux distro that meet my needs?

Many OS have a server version that comes with nothing like that installed. I skipped a number of non-relevant click next screens. Click on the search tab, and selected Firefox You will be then shown ...
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Linux distribution for an old computer

I would like to recommend Slitaz. It's really tiny in every way - low RAM usage, and the install ISO fits into 50MB or so. It can be installed on a hard drive if desired. Slitaz has a GUI with a ...
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OS for key ceremony

I don't have an install of coreboot handy but I believe that ubuntu or trisquelmight be a good choice. The entirety of my answer depends on the availability of a few third party components for maximum ...
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Easy to use Linux distribution with no/minimal preinstalled applications

Xubuntu Core should fit your needs. It is "a slimmed down version of Xubuntu that doesn’t come with all the additional features of a full and modern desktop. We essentially only ship Xfce and the ...
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Linux distributions which do not default to using SystemD

PCLinuxOS defaults to using sysVinit instead of systemD. I don't think they provide any other init systems though... (feel free to edit this answer if I'm wrong) PCLinuxOS is known for being pretty ...
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Linux distributions which do not default to using SystemD

One such distribution is Devuan, a fork of the Debian project. Actually, very little has to be forked: Just a few components need to be altered to overcome the fundamental dependency on systemd; and ...
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Simple, fast, secure KDE Linux distribution

Kubuntu is free, well maintained and has the KDE interface, has a very supportive developer/user community, etc. - I like it a lot and have yet to see any builtin adware, pay-per-whatever and I am ...
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32-bit Linux distribution for old PC (Pentium D 3 GHz)

If you're new to Linux, you could try Debian with LXDE. To install, please follow the following steps: Download a Debian installation .iso. If you've wired internet while installing Debian, you'd ...
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Linux distributions which do not default to using SystemD

DistroWatch Query for nearly all relevant linux distributions without systemd by default. If you do not know about DistroWatch, I would highly recommend in using it as a future resource for searching ...
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Which Linux distro works better on a gaming PC?

I would probably suggest the latest Ubuntu based on your specs. It allows you to easily install proprietary drivers (e.g. NVIDIA graphics cards) and is probably the distribution with the most guides ...
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Which Linux distro works better on a gaming PC?

Regarding raw power currently nothing can beat Clear Linux. Although it was made by Intel, it's fast even on AMD CPUs. All the benchmarks you can find on the internet in the recent years will show you ...
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Which Linux do you recommend to use on a Windows tablet?

First of all, you might want to check for support of your UEFI/CPU. I used to own a Asus T200TA and the support for Linux was really not great (It wouldn't even fully install because of supporting ...
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Which Linux do you recommend to use on a Windows tablet?

It will be tough to meet all your requirements with Linux. You don't specify the tablet, but the description implies that it has very limited resources. Assuming that's the case, it will be an ...
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Which Linux Distros is best for intel core 2 duo processor with ram 2 gb?

I have experimented a lot with my old Acer Extensa 5690EZ (4 GB RAM, Core2Duo). The only modern OS I can recommend you is FreeBSD 32bit. Your 2GB RAM will suffice if you go for 32bit, even if you open ...
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Good Linux distro with common command-line utils

You probably want Red Hat Linux or its free version, Centos OS. For instance: Kubernetes&CentOS_install. I just read that you want a Ubuntu variant. That would be Ubuntu server?
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Modern Linux-based operating system that can run on an old Pentium III system

https://distrowatch.com/ lists several distributions of Linux. "Tiny Core Linux" has a 486 version.
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What Linux distributions use KDE Plasma on an Ubuntu base beside Kubuntu and Neon?

Ubuntu Studio 20.10 uses Plasma. My general experience with Ubuntu Studio over the years is very good, albeit with the Xfce version. I don't have any experience with 20.10 yet, although on first look ...
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Lightweight Linux distribution for 3.2 GHz Intel Celeron with 2 GB RAM

This question can be rather opinionated, as there are many why you should and should not for distros. Personally, I would recommend coming at this question as: what OS is lightweight for these specs. ...
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Operating system for Personal & Enterprise application for Hadoop

"Hassle free" in your question translates to which operating system has the best combination of official and community support, which in my opinion is clearly Ubuntu. Stack Overflow questions tagged ...
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Linux live distro including OpenShot and/or Kdenlive

I think you actually listed the majority of the distros shipping OpenShot + Kdenlive. I'm afraid there might be performance issues on live systems when it comes to video processing and encoding. To ...
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How to join and convert chunks of .ts files to mp4

Looks like it was as simple as it could ever be %) order files in proper way, select all, rename selection to video# join all chunks into one files by cat video*.ts > full.ts convert to mp4 by ...
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What is the lightest-ever Linux I could install on a VM just for SSH tunneling with openSSH?

Bare install of Debian - on the task select screen don't pick anything but "ssh server" and "standard system utilities". Will end up usign about 1gb and can be run in 128mb ram or perhaps less - but ...
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