Linux comes in the form of many different distributions.

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What is the difference between the “Retro” and “Standard” version of Puppy Linux?

In one of the download locations for Puppy Linux, two different ISOs are listed: precise-5.7.1.iso (156 MB) precise-5.7.1-retro.iso (200 MB) What is the difference between these two versions?
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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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Which distribution? [closed]

To explain you the reason of this post, I will explain it to you in some points. Previously : I have an Ultrabook Asus UX301LA with a raid0 of SSD. Some months ago, I've already tried to install ...
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Switching from LMDE to debian testing + LMDE

I currently have LMDE UP8 with cinnamon installed. I want to add debian testing repos for all my packages but I still want to keep LMDE repos for specific packages like cinnamon, firefox, flashplayer, ...
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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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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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bash: regular expressions in if expression

In my script on my ubuntu machine I declare a string like this: DEBUG_PACKAGE_LIST=$(apt-cache search dbg | awk '{ print $1 }' | grep -e "-dbg") For you to help you understand my problem here is ...
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How universal is sudo?

I was writing some instructions on how to install something (TeX-related - if you don't ask, I won't ruin your day by supplying more details) and used sudo to install system-wide. Someone commented ...
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Best distro for programming [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Linux distribution geared towards developers I don't know if this question qualifies to be a question to be asked here. But can anyone tell me what's the best (linux) ...
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Which distro for this ancient laptop? [closed]

I have ancient laptop and need a distro for it which will do basic stuff mainly Word processing, Web Browsing, Playing some songs and movies on it. The specs are: Intel Celeron M 440 @ 1.60 Ghz ...
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How to know what packages I'm missing?

A while ago I made my own distro of Linux using SuseStudio and may have left out some important packages. Apps like gnome-software and gnome-music don't work The computer runs really high process ...
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How do I search for Linux distro build tools?

After having worked through Linux From Scratch, I get the eerie feeling that in practice, this is not how new distros are built. How do I search for tools that other distributions are built with? Is ...
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Is Gobolinux active any more?

Today I hear about existence of a revolutionary distro named Gobolinux. I am very interested and excited about it (in particular its file structure). Unfortunately it is not updated for a while. ...
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Init-systems and service management on different distributions

Is there some overview which Linux distribution comes with which (default) init system and uses which tool for starting/stopping services? Is there some distribution independent way to ...
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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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How to make installation package for many Linux distributions

I make support for cross platform desktop application based on Qt for Linux distributions. Currently I support of building installation .deb packages than can be used on Ubuntu systems. I build 2 ...
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Globbing with * in Bash - Debian vs RHEL [closed]

Where is the difference? Do these distributions handle globbing differently? Platforms: Debian Wheezy 7, Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7. Bash is always used. In my example, cat prints every file in /etc ...
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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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UEFI bootable iso of own Linux distribution

I have a Linux distribution that I want to create an ISO of, so I can put it onto a CD or USB. I have earlier used Remastersys and Relinux to create my own linux distributions, but the ISO they make ...
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Edit Ubuntu ISO

Maybe some of you know how to add apps to an Android ROM before it is installed (put them in /system/app). So I wanted to know if there is any way to configure an Ubuntu ISO this easy. I want to add ...
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How helpful is it, really, to report bugs against Stable packages?

If the bug is fixed in a newer (Testing or Unstable) version of the package, is there any hope that the fix might make it down to Stable before the next major release? I imagine not, unless it has ...
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Why no other distros/spins based on openSuSE?

So... I've been looking at 'returning' to openSuSE after a long absence (parted ways back in the 7.x/8x time frame). One thing that kind of jumped out at me all of a sudden was that for a relatively ...
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Distro Customisation And Middleware Software Inclusion

I have been very recently introduced to UNIX/LINUX and I am overwhelmed by the sheer power. I am a CS Graduate student and for my final year project I want to make an artificially intelligent Linux ...
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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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What is a good distribution to use that is similar to Amazon Linux [closed]

I'm running the "Amazon Linux" OS/distro in production on EC2, But I'd like to do some local development/testing with VirtualBox VMs. What would be a good distribution to use that is most like Amazon ...
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Tips on switching to Linux? [closed]

I plan to switch to Linux as my sole OS in a few weeks/months, and I'm not sure what I'd like to do. I've used CentOS Server, but only in CLI mode, and Ubuntu Desktop. I liked Ubuntu, but Unity was ...
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Which Linux distro supports h264/avc, aac and mp3 out of the box?

That is, after installing (or live boot) I want to be able to access h264-aac videos and mp3 audio that I have saved, WITHOUT INTERNET connection, that is installing after OS-install from a repo on ...
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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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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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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? [closed]

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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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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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 ...