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All I can say is reinstall your ubuntu :) .You can setup your nvidia drivers using bumblebee. It has LibreOffice, it almost provides all the features which Windows MS Office provides and it supports different languages too by installing the language packs. And you said you need to stick to Linux,then remove your Windows OS ;-)


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I hope you need a minimal distro which ships with just linux. You will find Siltaz quite useful. It is quite minimal and when loaded through a cd you have the option to remove the cd and still use the distro as it loads completely on the ram. This feature is quite recommended if you don't want to blow your PC out. Also its just 30mb small, cool little ...


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Well, yes, this question gets asked a lot and people will recommend this or that distribution and they all have reasons to suggest a certain choice. What I'd say, though, is that you should probably consider it from another point of view. Ask yourself (or your friend) what exactly you are looking for. If that thing is maximum ease of use then you have a very ...


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Linux Mint is another good choice. It's rank No.1 on http://distrowatch.com/. Personally, it's friendly with Windows users more than Ubuntu.


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Ah, the famous conundrum "which Linux distro to install". The best thing would be to install the same distro the friends of your friend use, so he can get help when he needs. If he knows nobody using Linux around him, the simplest and user-friendlier distro is probably Ubuntu. It has a large user base and good support.


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Minimal Linux Live is a small script that: downloads the source for the kernel and busybox compiles them generates a bootable 8Mb ISO with them The ISO then leaves you in a minimal shell with busybox. With QEMU you can easily boot into the system. Usage: git clone https://github.com/ivandavidov/minimal cd minimal/src ./build_minimal_linux_live.sh # ...


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Manuel, you have incompatible requirements. You want bleeding edge and production. IMHO you do not need super duper fresh packages, but stable packages. You can take a look on CentOS or Oracle Linux. Both of them offer quite contemporary packages plus rock solid reliability


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As discussed the Debian releases are supported for about 3 years, then one year after the next stable release as shown here: https://wiki.debian.org/DebianReleases There is now a LTS repository of Debian which you can swap over to get 5 years out of a release, ref: https://wiki.debian.org/LTS/ The LTS repo takes Debian 7 "Wheezy" support to May, 2018 & ...


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You can run Debian Jessie without running systemd. On upgrades, just make sure sysvinit-core remains installed (see the release notes for details; they specifically address LXC concerns which are similar to yours on OpenVZ). On new installs, see https://wiki.debian.org/systemd#Installing_without_systemd for instructions. libsystemd0 provides systemd support ...



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