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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How can I get distribution name and version number in a simple shell script?

I'm working on a simple bash script that should be able to run on Ubuntu and CentOS distributions (support for Debian and Fedora/RHEL would be a plus) and I need to know the name and version of the ...
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Is Oracle Linux feasible for a desktop?

Is Oracle Linux feasible for a desktop enviroment or is it strictly server oriented?
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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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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 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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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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What distributions have rolling releases?

I was browsing DistroWatch and was looking for a list of distributions that offer rolling releases and a little bit more about them. However, it doesn't seem to be possible to select only the rolling ...
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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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Is there a tool/website to compare package status in different Linux distributions?

I am currently looking for a website or a tool that would allow me to compare the package state of a particular software in different Linux distributions. For instance, which version of gimp is ...
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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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How to install Vinux on a mac?

I have no experience with Linux, nor with installing any OS in any other way then just putting a CD-ROM in a computer and following instructions. To get some more insight into how operating systems ...
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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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Small apt based linux

I want to setup some VMs running as small a Linux as I can. The criteria: Package system based on Apt. Runs some GUI ( can be very small ). Runs in as little ram as possible: in this context 64M is ...
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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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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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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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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 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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Linux Distribution for bioinformatics?

I need a linux distro which is designed for bioinformatics including some bioinformatics tool, a sample database, etc.
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How do you properly fork a Linux distro?

I was wondering, how one would go about creating a Linux distro. LFS seems like overkill, I would rather fork an existing distro. I know there are several "respin" applications, but these only seem to ...
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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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Linux distribution geared towards developers

I am looking for the best flavor of Linux that would appeal to the developer's side of me. I am a lover of open source and use several different languages. Is there such a thing as a Linux geared ...
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How do you choose a distribution?

I'm currently looking at putting a Linux (although BSD is still an option) distribution on my old laptop. However, I'm not sure how to wade through all of my options - rolling releases versus not, ...
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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 to start a new Linux distro?

Some of my friends and I are interested in starting a new Linux distro. How do we do that? What do we need to plan? Backstory I represent a community of Linux sysadmins/implementors whose special ...
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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 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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Where on the Web can I find a comprehensive list of rolling-release Linux distros?

I'm asking as I've looked for such & can't find a comprehensive list. Feel free to post any less-well-known rolling distros, but I'm really looking for a comprehensive list. I'm thinking of ...
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Are there any Linux Distro that features a Tiling Window Manager as main WM?

I'm a great fan of Tiling Window Managers, but It's odd that I couldn't find any Linux Distro that features one as main WM. For example, Crunchbang features OpenBox, Bodhi features E17, so... wich ...
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Understanding Linux executable formats and software distribution packages

This kind of question might've already been beaten to death. If so, I'm sorry for beating it some more. I am having trouble understanding Linux executable formats and software distribution packages. ...
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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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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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What are the ways of making your own linux distro?

I have customized my linux to a great extent to meet my specific needs. I want to make a bootable DVD out of it, which I can install on whichever system I wish. I have heard of a tool called ...
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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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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 ...