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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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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 makes an application only compatible with a specific Linux distro?

I'm new-ish to the Linux world. I was recently investigating Private Internet Access, and I noted that its Linux client is listed as requiring Ubuntu 12.04 or newer. Why would an application only be ...
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Distributions for starters [closed]

I'm interested in diving head on into the linux universe, the question being: Is there a specific distributions or list of distributions better to start off or is there no difference in difficulty ...
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Which Linux distribution has the capability to completely disable the automatic update? [closed]

In windows 7 we can disable automatic updates completely. But in linux distributions like fedora & ubuntu even after disabling automatic updates, they consume my bandwidth. I have limited ...
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Name for distros based on other distros [closed]

I'd like to know if there is any way to call the distros that are based on other distros, i.e., is there any noun that defines Elementary Os (which is based in Ubuntu) appart from distribution? Thanks!...
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Setting up a netbook for a visually impaired senior

I'm trying to set up my old netbook to help my visually impaired grandmother keep her mind engaged. My grandfather passed away last year, and my grandmother moved into an assisted living home. She is ...
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HP Omen 15 and Linux [closed]

This is a simple question: Is there anyone out there who has installed any Linux distro on a HP Omen 15 laptop and have it work to satisfaction. I couldn't find it amongst the certified units on ...
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Dependency hell: Why not create portable applications [closed]

Back in time to the ages when I was using Windows, applications were installed in an independent way. This left a lot of freedom to the end user/sysadmin to decide what and where to upgrade, what to ...
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Ubuntu 15 vs Mint 17 vs Zorin 9 vs Elementary OS [closed]

I have always used windows but my computer is always overheating and i think i should try something new. I am going to clean it with compressed air and i am thinking of installing a linux distro as ...
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Linux distribution for a beginner Windows 7 user with good compatibility [closed]

A few days ago a friend asked me if I could install a good Linux distribution on his old PC (actually not very old: Intel Core 2, 2 GB of RAM). He's a Windows 7 user and a lawyer who uses the PC ...
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LXDE/LXQT distro with 5 years support?

Does a distro exist based on (pre-installed) LXDE/LXQT which has 5 years support minimum. I have seen Lubuntu which only has 3 years support. I am basically looking for a very stable desktop distro ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Distribution with Hadoop installed

Is there any Gnu/Linux distribution that provides by default an Hadoop installation?
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Linux distro to run a MIDI-server on a PII 333 MHz

I am looking for a Linux distro that can be used to redirect MIDI message from the network to the soundboard a TurtleBeach Montego from 1997. Currently the computer is running Windows 98 se and I get ...
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Finding a simple *nix distro that can run Wine

I am looking a distro of either Linux or Unix, that is so very limited that I don't even need a desktop or any applications, it's only use would be to run wine. I actually would prefer it didn't ...
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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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Which distribution is usually chosen in an enterprise environment - Debian or RHEL (CentOS)? [closed]

I would like to apologize for the (slightly) off-topic and non-technical question, but I recently started to emerge myself into the wonderful world of Linux, and started studying some distributions in ...
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High-latency VM-centric workstation, vs. low-latency, (but, hack-ish) configuration for Oracle 11g

tl;dr Low-latency native (i.e. VM-less) development workstation vs. higher latency VM-centric workstation? Hey StackExchange, I'm unsure of whether or not I should be using a VM for development, as ...
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Asus Eee Netbook Distribution [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What are suitable distros for the Asus EEE PC 701 4G? In our school we have Asus Eee Netbooks working with Lubuntu 11.10. The problem is that we need a new distro, because the ...
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Are there any other Linux distributions that automatically get UEFI right?

Recently I've been trying many different linux distros, and the only one that can setup UEFI correctly out of the box is Fedora. There is 0 tweaking involved. Somehow it just automatically knows if a ...
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Why is Perl installed by default with most Linux distributions?

Why is Perl installed by default with most Linux distributions?
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Understanding different Linux Distros

I'm having a little bit of confusion when understanding linux based OS's. When I download the newest version of Mint and Ubuntu, aren't they the "same" at their core (kernel)? It just seems that they ...
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Regarding the server distributions

I am confused as to what defines a "server" distribution against a normal, desktop distribution. What I mean is that if you wanted a corporate server, you might be able to pick just about any linux ...
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Recommend distribution for Graphic Design

I'm new here. I need for a Linux Distribution for my girlfriend, to install on her computer (in a VM, to be more exactly). She studies Graphic Design, and she use to work on Windows XP, but she got ...
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What are the main differences between those linux distro vs general daily linux we use?

In one hand i have general daily linux: Fedora/CentOS/ArchLinux/Ubuntu. On other hand i have following: eCos FreeRTOS BuildRoot RTEMS openembedded uCLinux Did anyone used those uncommon linux ...
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Choose kernel for specific hardware

I have old system with an AMD Athlon 1,2 GHz processor and [SiS] 65x/M650/740 graphics (output from lspci). Recently I discovered on a german ubuntu page that since version 10.10 some older ...
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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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Suggest me a distro “beetwen debian and ubuntu”? [closed]

I need to install a linux distribution; i like the distro debian-like. I used to use ubuntu, i tryied the new version..it seems to me to be a fake of Mac OS...something just to let you say: yeee i ...
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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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Git based package manager/installer for Linux

Is there any linux distro that has a git based package manager/installer. I want something similar to FreeBSD Ports (which is CVS based, I think) or Mac OS X Homebrew (git based).
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What is the best distro for Toshiba Satellite L10-205 (old hardware) used mostly for development? [closed]

I'm new to the Linux world, but I would love to switch from Windows. I'm developer, mostly in web server based technologies, but sometimes I love to tinker with C++ and other languages. As I'm student ...
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FreeBSD vs Damn Small Linux for a Really Old Machine?

I am doing this just for fun, I have several more powerful machines at hand but thought it would be cool to resurrect an approximately 14 year old machine with a Pentium II processor. I will have to ...
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Linux distribution geared towards developers [closed]

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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Is there a distribution that offers frequent updates to software packages, but stability and consistency in system packages? [closed]

I used to use Arch, but it became painful to update if I'm only updating the system every few (3-6 months, typically closer to 6 months). I began to look at other distributions, but it seems like my ...
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What is the Linux distro ranking based on number of packages?

I am looking for hard data for at least top 10 Linux distro or (better) an address of a web page which keeps such data and (maybe) updates it from time to time (after all repositories are public to ...
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Advantages of Debian over Ubuntu [closed]

What are the main advantages of using Debian instead of Ubuntu?
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Which distro should I switch to?

I've been an Ubuntu user for quite a few years now. However, with the recent release of Gnome 3, and with Ubuntu not going to include it by default, instead including its own customizations (such as ...
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Looking for a distro with GUI fit for Windows 98 PCs

I have a Windows 98 computer that we still use (the hardware works just fine, but Windows is becoming a bit flaky and I'd rather go problem hunting and solving with Linux rather than Win98). I'm ...
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Recommend a Linux Distribution for my use

I have no experience with Linux. I'm looking for a distribution which is beginner friendly. Ubuntu looks great. My usage for this system will include web development, and possibly application ...
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Distro- lightweight and easy to install

Ubuntu was too slow on my computer and Arch installation had many problems too. Which distro do you recommend to me that's lightweight as well as easy to install?
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Where on the Web can I find a comprehensive list of rolling-release Linux distros?

Feel free to post any less-well-known rolling distros, but I'm really looking for a comprehensive list. I'm thinking of creating a Wikipedia page "List of rolling-release Linux distributions". If ...