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Is there any Linux distribution based on Ubuntu and uses pure gnome?

I'm searching for a Linux distro that utilizes the Ubuntu repository with deb and apt packages and features the standard GNOME desktop without any custom modifications. While Ubuntu is a great distro, ...
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I am looking for a linux distrution that still supports fvwm2 windowmanager

I am looking to build a desktop with servers. Debian, Ubuntu redhat.... I want to avoid snaps if possible.
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Do GUIX and NixOS differ architecturally?

(This is not a "which distribution is better" question!) GNU GUIX and NixOS are two Linux distributions based on the NixOS package manager. I realize that GUIX seems to use Guile for ...
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Fast booting Chromium-only Linux

I have a controller that offers GUI/Cockpit View over HTTP as a single-page application (SPA). My project is now to have a Cockpit computer that displays this "website" (SPA) and nothing ...
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Can I change the repositories of an existing RPM-based installation?

I have an installation of an RPM-based distro (like Fedora), which uses one set of RPM repositories for its packages, and I'd like to change it to instead use a different set of RPM repositories, ...
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Mac user wants to try Linux [closed]

I'm a Mac user and I want to try different Linux distros (just anything that is not made by huge corporations). I'm coming from Linux Mint Cinnamon 20.3 and am now on Fedora 36. Because the UI ...
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Linux based Operating System (distribution) for python, Maxima, C programming and jupyter notebook

We are fairly new to Linux. We are looking for Suitable Linux based Operating System (distribution) for python, Maxima (computer algebra system), c programming and jupyter notebook. We want to install ...
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swap linux distro without using usb or cd or any kind of external storage device

swap ubuntu in my system to garuda linux without using usb or cd or any kind of external storage device I've heard its possible by changing the contents of sources.list file, but i think its only ...
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What is involved in a WSL "distribution"?

WSL allows the user to use any distribution of their choice, and Ubuntu is installed by default. I don't really understand the relevance of the distribution in the WSL context. My understanding is ...
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Can we convert a Linux distribution to another by simply copying the set of applications?

If Linux distributions differ by the set of applications, then is it possible to convert one Linux distribution to another by simply copying the apps of that distribution to the target distribution? ...
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32-bit = i686, 64-bit = x86_64, ARM = ??? / What Linux Distros can my arm7 CPU install?

Okay, so I know when browsing lists of Linux Distros online, if I have a common 32-bit CPU from Intel/AMD, under "Architecture:" I should look for "i686", and for 64-bit I should ...
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Modern OS on Ancient Hardware (i486SX, 8 MB of RAM)

I recently acquired an old Packard Bell machine with 8 MB of RAM and an Intel 486SX. I need to put an OS on that hardware. I know that FreeDOS might run on this system, but naturally, I am not nearly ...
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System ran out of memory during MX Linux installation

Hardware specs : Product Name HP ProBook 430 G4 Processor 1 Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-7200U CPU @ 2.50GHz (x86) Memory Size 4096 MB System BIOS P85 Ver. 01.03 12/05/2016 Serial Number ...
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Running Linux for development: pros and cons of VM vs docker desktop? [closed]

My main workmachines these days are an iMac and a Macbook, because I work as a mobile app dev and for building iOS apps, you need a Mac system. That said, for the sake of fun and knowledge, I want to ...
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Performant distro for development & personal use [closed]

Background I'm using Ubuntu 20.04. Laptop specs: Processor: Intel® Core™ i7-4510U CPU @ 2.00 GHz × 4 Graphics Intel® HD Graphics 4400 (HSW GT2) 8 GB of RAM OS type: 64-bit Windowing System: X11 ...
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Lightweight Modern Distro for Atom Machine?

With all the distros out there, I'm not up to date on which does what. I have an old Atom D2500 box that I want to get going. It's currently running CentOS8 but that lineage is terminated. So I've ...
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Linux without bash [closed]

I'm not new in Linux world but I never liked Bash. Generally for me programming is an art and I'm very sensitive to the language syntax. When I have to work with bash, it feels like I'm writing in ...
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Linux distribution without GUI for start an app on boot

I'm new to embedded systems/softwares and wanted to develop a video player for my PI that runs when it starts. Something like Kodi or LibreELEC. The question I am now asking myself is that is there a ...
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Are there Linux distributions designed for the 'mobile computing' use case in 2021?

In 2021 are there any linux distributions that succeed at delivering the basics of a 'mobile computing' use case for aftermarket installation on a laptop. I consider a minimum 'mobile computing' ...
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Oracle Linux or Ubuntu Server as a hypervisor?

I own a HP Proliant DL380 Rack Server. I would like to use it as a hypervisor for a production environment. I was thiking of installing CentOS with KVM on it, but unfortunately CentOS is not realiable ...
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I need a Linux GUI distro which is lightweight and supports Python 3.7+

I am in search of a Linux "GUI" distro which also has python the distro must be under these criterion: 1. Be able to run on Virtual Box 2. ISO under 250mb 3. Total OS disk space: below 2.5gb ...
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How can I install Linux OS on my new Windows laptop? [closed]

I am so eager to start using Linux on my new windows laptop. But I know no where to start. In summary, I know some basic command which are being used in linux operating system such as sudo, su, ...
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Is there a distribution for a web server with control panel?

I don't know much about Linux but want to set up a web server and I have searched but can't find a Linux distribution which sets you up a fully functional web server with control panel. I have seen ...
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Recommended CLI-only programming environment?

I wish to learn and program within a Unix-like OS without a GUI. I'm aware every distribution has a text-only version, but which one is more supportive of this use? Ideally this would involve ...
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USB-hosted distro with selective persistence

I really like Tails. Specifically, I like that I start with a fresh, clean OS each time I boot up from USB and that it let's me choose what persists, so that I can have software that persists, but ...
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Which Linux distribution to use on 32 bit processor [closed]

I have a Lenovo G580 model bought in year 2013. It has a 32 bit processor. I want to know which distribution of Linux will work perfectly on this machine.
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Input lag with R-Go Split Break Ergonomic Keyboard

I'm experiencing input lag on Ubuntu 20.04 with the R-Go Split Break Ergonomic Keyboard. An amazon reviewer [1] points to the fact that this problem does not occur on all linux distributions. Is ...
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What would be the most quick-installing and quick-booting desktop Linux for use in a VM exclusively for bank stuff? [closed]

My bank has started harassing me by introducing "bugs" resulting in blank pages in Pale Moon. I thus cannot log in to it with Pale Moon, my only browser, anymore. I cannot install spyware ...
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FreeBSD packages on Linux distributions? Request for advices

When evaluating operating system for our next server, we have the following needs: An OS with a stable version of Python3 so that machine codes compiled from C/C++/etc. sources from our pip packages ...
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What distributions are there that package Plasma Bigscreen?

I recently found out about Plasma Bigscreen, but I can't really find any distributions that package it. The only thing I find is a prebuilt image for the Raspberry Pi 4, but I would like something ...
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Choosing linux as a base distro for a presentation project [PresenTux]

Greetings dear StackExchangers :) Basically, in short, this question will be about: if it's a good idea to use Yocto Linux as a basis for my idea (described here) or can you recommend me other distro ...
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What is the current, AD 2020, stat of difference between openSuSE and SuSE distros?

Can someone describe the current differences between SuSE and openSuSE. Is openSuSE just a clone of SuSE, just like CentOS made a clone of RedHat when RedHat went fully commercial? Note: before ...
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distro for beginner on old laptop (im reviveing my old laptops because i want to give them to people in need)

I'm a beginner, I know little to nothing about everything related to linux, I have a few old laptops and i'm looking for a distro which well be as easy to use as possible and in the same time as ...
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How to do a minimal installation of Linux manually? [closed]

I'm looking for a guide on how to manually install Linux... without the classic assisted setup... just by copying files from a source to a target media... and configuring the minimum required ...
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From where can I download 32 bit iso images of Arch Linux or Fedora

I just need to start learning linux OS. So as I have a old pc I need 32 bit images Is there 32 bit images available for 1) Fedora 2)Arch linux
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Linux Mint default partitioning: Useful for System Reinstallation?

When you install Linux Mint OS, you are offered to build one partition for both system and user files. LVM VG mint-vg, LV root as ext4 LVM VG mint-vg, LV swap_1 as Swap Partition 1 on SCSI1 (0,0,0) (...
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Bubsenlabs vs xubuntu

Linux Mint' cinnamon didn't work well on my virtual box. So now I am looking for something else. I came forward with two top reviews Xubuntu Bubsenlabs. Now as a beginner which is better for me ...
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Recommended Linux on 32 bit PC [closed]

I have a 32 bit PC with 3 GB RAM and 256 MB graphics memory. I wanted to start learning Linux, but the problem is finding the right distribution. I prefer to use Oracle VirtualBox. Ubuntu recently ...
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Linux kernel versions' capabilities in layman's terms

The attached picture details Linux kernel versions and their usage in Fedora, RHEL/CentOS, SLES, Ubuntu, and Debian. Can someone tell me in practical terms what users and/or administrators would be ...
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Distro to install on a PowerPC G4 after Debian dropped 32-bit PPC support

Debian dropped support for my PowerPC CPU. For this reason my security updates are now no longer granted and I am clearly not happy about that. Is there any distro out there that supports PowerPC ...
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How many binaries do I need to get 'reasonable' Linux coverage?

Sorry, completely opinion-based. Please let me know if I should be asking elsewhere. I have written some free-of-charge engineering software (command line, no graphics) which has to be distributed as ...
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Desktop/laptop user experience of different flavors

Would a desktop user see any big difference running Fedora or Ubuntu? I know that the package management is (still) different and that Ubuntu has abandoned Unity in favor of Gnome, so could it be ...
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Are there any distros that come with a prebuild DWM or EXWM install?

And if yes, how good* are they? I like to use Tiling Window Managers but I do not like to configure everything from scratch. I already use Manjaro-i3 and it is pretty nice. Right now I am interested ...
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Distribution without pre-installed software

I'm looking for minimal linux distribution without any pre-installed software. Examples of unwanted software: Libre Office, Games etc. I dont't need even Cheese for GNOME. I want something that just ...
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How to determine that we are Bodhi Linux or other branches when the ouput for $NAME is "Ubuntu"

On Bodhi linux, if I do this : . /etc/os-release echo $NAME the output is : "Ubuntu", this makes it extra hard to determine what is what for a script. and this will be important when calling apps ...
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Linux distribution for USB that works on 32/64 and on Mac [closed]

I'm looking for a Linux distribution that I can run from USB that works on almost every computer that I will encounter. I need this because I repair computers and want to run all kinds of tools. I ...
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Need desktop environment for kiosk like profile that can only run certain programs

I have a need for an extremely locked down desktop environment that would have three profiles School - Can only run Libreoffice and Firefox. When I say ONLY I mean ONLY - can't change any setting at ...
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Should I go for Debian Stable or Testing? [closed]

I've been using Debian Stable for 1 year. I like Debian for their Privacy Policy, no telemetry and security. Now I need to reinstall my distro and I want to go for security distro. I don't know ...
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What does LMDE 3 offer that plain Debian does not? [closed]

I'm currently running LMDE 2 and will upgrade to something newer in the next couple of days. When I first switched to Mint from pure Debian, the main reason for it was that I hated Gnome 3 and ...
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Running GNU/Linux on a tablet, as of November 2018 [closed]

There seems to be little information available about what distributions are able to operate tablets (tablet-computers). I'm specifically addressing 7in-10in "true" tablets, not hybrid laptops with ...
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