Linux comes in the form of many different distributions.

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Live Linux distribution with preinstalled NVIDIA CUDA support

Is there any Linux distribution with preinstalled NVIDIA CUDA support that could be launched from a live CD/USB drive?
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Who pays for the storage and bandwidth of repositories?

When I do a yum update or apt-get update, my machine is hitting several servers and downloading several packages. I would imagine that those servers are handling millions of similar requests on a ...
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How to make a custom FreeBSD distribution [closed]

I have been struggling for several hours on how to find a coherient guide on how to create your own BSD distribution based off of FreeBSD. I have looked at the GitHub repositories for pfsense, but I ...
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Custom Linux Distro that runs just one program, nothing else

I am wondering how I could go about creating my own "custom" Linux distro that will run just one program, pretty much exactly the same way as XBMCbuntu. I'm not asking for a step by step guide, just ...
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A linux distribution installable to CF card

I need to install a Linux distribution on a PC Engine ALIX 1D board. The main storage device of that board is a 2 GB Compact Flash card. My aim is to use this board as a middle device between two ...
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Building a Debian-based Linux Distro Online

susestudio provides an online tool for building one's own Redhat-based Opensuse linux distro. However, I am more of a Debian-based guy. I was wondering of there is a similar website that let's us ...
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Installing different distro without losing /home

I have a 2 year old laptop with Linux Mint 13 on it. Recently I've been having some problems with it (computer freezing, my settings suddenly disappearing and more) so I've been thinking about ...
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Who is behind LXLE? [closed]

Canonical is behind Ubuntu, and RedHat is behind RHEL/Fedora, but who funds and who manages LXLE? The website says, "User contributions through donations and store purchases help cover the ...
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100% open source linux distro

Do 100% open source linux distro's exist? i.e. distros which contain absolutely no closed source components anywhere at all? Apparently distros like Ubuntu contains bits and pieces which are closed ...
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Is there a Lubuntu, Centos equvialent…Centos that runs lxde out of the box?

Are there any CentOS distros that run LXDE out of the box? I want to use CentOS for a server I'm throwing together instead of Ubuntu, but I want to be able to run LXDE as the system I'm using has ...
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Which Linux distributions offer a stable release based on the 3.10 kernel?

I'm looking for a stable Linux distribution (preferably a well-known one) based on the 3.10 kernel. So far I have identified Gentoo as one such distribution. But I'm having trouble finding any others. ...
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How to create a kernel source tree?

I am reading a book on creating drivers on Linux, I do not have too much experience with Linux, I have installed a quite a few distros before but I have always used windows as my main operating ...
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Does exists a Linux distro that run on an AllWinner A10S cpu?

I've just bought a mini pc (a T004 Auxtek) but I would like to run a Linux distro on it so I can use as mini server Linux. Do you know if exists an AllWinner A10s distro for this type of mini PC?
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What type of Linux would need fewer updates?

I know how to put different Linuxes on a live persistent usb, but I have noticed that updating/upgrading a such system increases the risk of breaking it. From my experience it looks like the ...
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How to log into network in linux?

I am using a custom version of OpenWRT linux that is used as a dev enviroment for a a graphic library. I am using it as a Virtualbox image. The distro contains a proxy module that needs to access the ...
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Window Manager / Desktop Environment Testbed

It is quite difficult to get a profound overview of the available desktop environments and window managers. To experience their look and feel in action without the hassle of permanently altering my ...
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How to upgrade TurnKey Linux 12.1 to 13.0

I have a Turnkey Linux 12.1 installation that I would like to upgrade to Turnkey Linux 13.0. The upgrade should transition from Squeeze 6.0.8 to Wheezy 7.x. I want to upgrade the Wheezy to utilize a ...
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Pivot root between two Linux installations

I have two Linux distributions installed (Debian and Ubuntu). Each with its own usr, swap, and whatever. Both are completely independent, each in its partition. According to the man pages, I could ...
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Installing Multiple Linux Distros in a single partition

I'm currently using Ubuntu 13.04, elementaryos and Windows 8. I would also like to install Backtrack for rare use. But, I'm already out of my partition limit. So, was it possible to combine two ...
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How to handle a mass rpmbuild for a new distribution?

How could I define and initiate a mass rpmbuild for a coresystem of a new distro? Which requisites beyond rpmbuild-dir are needed?
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Shell script testing through terminal simulation

I am developing a generic bash script which could be executed in different distro. I have only a CentOS virtual machine and I would be interested to test my script on a virtual terminal (online or ...
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802.11ac Support in Fedora 20 (or any latest linux distro)

I bought a new HP Envy jt100 laptop (with an upgraded wireless card -- 802.11ac). The default OpenSUSE distro doesn't recognize the wireless card! I'm going crazy trying to figure out how to fix it, ...
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What software allows the change of runtime-environment, while keeping the same kernel running?

I know that with a GNU/Linux distribution you can switch between different distributions at runtime when they use the same kernel or the kernel is compatible between 2 or more different distributions; ...
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How do I remove Ubuntu packages from Linux Mint?

I'm pretty new to using Linux distributions and for some reason I decided to install some Ubuntu packages on my Mint distribution a few months ago. I recently attempted to update the distribution of ...
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linux distro with generic hard drive naming

I manily use SUSE Linux, however it stores all device configuration and paths by ID (example: WD55844-Gh384) - which is a problem if I want to clone a disk then, replace it with a different disk. For ...
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Arguments against Ubuntu? [closed]

As someone who's been using Ubuntu for a couple of years now both in production and at home, when seeking answers to certain administrative questions for my systems, I often hear the "that's what you ...
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Shall I upgrade my OS from Ubuntu13.04 to Ubuntu13.10? [closed]

I am working on Ubuntu13.04. Now Ubuntu13.10 is available. So, I wanted your advice on what added features and advantages I may expect from the latest version. I read this link to know about the ...
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Script to find the default Desktop Environment?

Assume a Linux Desktop Environment system is installed. When powered on and credentials entered, whatever Desktop Environment is started i would consider the default Desktop Environment. The user may ...
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A Chromebook-like distro based on Firefox OS?

I'm wondering if it's possible to make an operating system distro based on the same principle as Firefox OS or ChromeOS. One which is basically a Gnu/Linux kernel / core of tools combined with ...
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What are all of the linux distros? [closed]

I am running Ubuntu currently, but I want to try other linux distros. I am not bored of Ubuntu, but I want to try as many Linux distros as I can. So if anyone knows of a Linux OS just post the name ...
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Is it best practice to update mysql , php and apache on linux regularly to current version?

I have a VPS unmanaged and have installed CentOS 6.3, mysql 5.1.69, php 5.3.3 and apache 2.2.15 No formal or otherwise education in computer programming so trying to follow as many documented ...
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How long are Debian stable releases supported? like Debian Wheezy

I am Ubuntu user; while I know that Ubuntu 12.04 is LTS and will be supported until April 2017, I'd like to know what the projected support lifetime of Debian Wheezy will be.
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What goes into a Linux distribution?

My understanding of Linux distributions is that: They are operating systems based on the Linux kernel, and most have default desktop environments, something that is not in the Linux kernel. Fedora ...
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How can I install Arch Linux on a Laptop with Intel GMA 4500 MHD?

I would like to install Arch Linux on my Acer TravelMate 5735Z. Sadly, it has a Intel GMA 4500 MHD graphic card. This means, I suffer from Kernel Bug [GM45] black screen at boot (0 backlight?). When ...
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What makes a distribution GNU and are there Linux distributions, that are not GNU? [duplicate]

So GNU/Linux is an operation system, consisting of several programs at a minimum: Linux kenel, gcc, gnu-binutils, Gnome desktop, etc. What makes a Linux distribution GNU? Is it the tools, with which ...
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Can one make a bootable device with several distros of Linux?

I think this question explains itself. But here are some more details anyway: Many Linux distributions have "live USB's" which one can use to try and install that distro. However, that pen must often ...
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Distro for low-RAM with most recent package versions [duplicate]

Are there any distros that are designed to make a wide range of very recent (unstable) packages available on low-RAM systems?
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How can I reliably get the operating system's name?

Say I am logged into a remote system, how can I know what it's running? On most modern Linuxes (Linuces?), you have the lsb_release command: $ lsb_release -ic Distributor ID: LinuxMint Codename: ...
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Random bug in Linux

Some time ago, I remember reading an article on randomization in computing, and how random you can actually get a system to be. The article came about, if I'm not mistaken, because of some seemingly ...
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Swap separation for multiple distributions [duplicate]

I have 3 Linux distributions on my machine (Ubuntu, Arch and Fedora). I allocated half the RAM size (3GB) as swap for each of them. (I have realized that having 3 distributions is not of much use to ...
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Want to dual boot MBP with Linux [duplicate]

I just upgraded to a 1tb HDD in my MacBook Pro (non-retina) and would like to dual boot from OS X to a linux distro. I'd like to find out a few things so I can be better prepared and informed for ...
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How to adapt a Linux like fedora, ubuntu etc. to make my own linux distro? [duplicate]

I want to make my own Linux distro. Now what I want to change is, "its logo", "wallpapers", "Browser", and add some Backtrack tools to it, etc. How can I do this?
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Lightweight Linux to host VM

We're looking for a rather lightweight, but at the same time easy to configure Linux distribution, which would have just one job - to host a VM - one at a time (others would be just stored there). At ...
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How to replicate a currently installed Linux system as an installation CD?

I have an installation of Ubuntu 13.04 which I have customized to be just the way I want it (default applications, user accounts, desktop environment settings, ...). Now, I want to be able to ...
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How to easily build your own Linux Distro? [duplicate]

I wanted to have a go at creating my very own Linux Distribution. Could you suggest some nice and easy-to-follow tutorials (preferably text based and not videos). I have heard something about Arch ...
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How to make mk809III run linux like picuntu?

I bought a mini pc Android stick called "mk809 III" which is quad core and has 2 gig's of ram. I want to make it as my web server with Apache and MySql, to do this I got to install some linux distro ...
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Linux distro with PREEMPT_RT patch

I want to know if there is any Linux distribution with PREEMPT_RT kernel patch? If not, is there any good tutorial on how to patch and compile a kernel with RT patch and how can I create kind of a ...
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How to get differences between different distributions of linux

I tried out Red Hat, Ubuntu, Kali Linux. While working on them I searched for the difference between the distributions of Linux. One thing I got was the difference in Package Management, (.rpm and ...
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Distribution with Hadoop installed

Is there any Gnu/Linux distribution that provides by default an Hadoop installation?
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How can I check whether I have installed non-free software?

I'm thinking of a program which would scan packages and report some statistics about them - and report all packages that contain non-free software. It would of course have to include kernel modules, ...