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Is there a distribution defaulting to GNOME 3 Classic Mode? [closed]

For some reason, Ubuntu has defaulted to the Unity desktop, a desktop which really makes sense on a tablet. Does anyone know if there is a GNOME 3 distribution based/defaulting to GNOME 3 classic ...
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Which Linux distro does not require me to upgrade very often?

I don't want to start a holy war, I just want to know which distro will be best for me specifically. I'm currently running Fedora-13, which is in EOL. So I did a little more research — probably ...
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What is the most popular replacement distro for OLPC? [closed]

I want to get rid of OLPC XO-1's builtin distribution (mostly because it's impossibly slow to use for anything, even browser and pdf reader). What's the most popular replacement distro for this?
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Mainstream Linux on 1GB HDD

I've decided to start learning Linux + Ruby + RoR (Ruby on Rails). The problem is the only personal computer I have is a laptop with 1GB flash card and I can't afford to buy more hardware right now. ...
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Can I run SW on RHLE if it was built on Ubuntu

I built a qt application on Ubuntu karmic. I transferred the binary to a red hat Linux enteprise 5.3 system and when I click on the program it doesn't do anything. Are they compatible or am I ...
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Kali Linux and base distribution?

I need to setup a VM for Kali Linux. I've looked around Kali's website, but I can't determine what the base distro is. Does anyone know what distro its based upon?
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GNOME 2 + Compiz equivalent?

Running Fedora 14 and realize I need to either change distros or find an alternative to GNOME 3 in Fedora 17. Based on what I have read to-date, XFCE and KDE are the go-to WMs if I want to avoid ...
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A fast linux distro for django development [closed]

I'm using a old machine - 512mb RAM, 1.9 Ghz, Centrino and I am trying to build a minimalistic environment for python/django development. I only need a decent browser, the terminal and good ol' vim. ...
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Setting up a computer for users with limited computer knowledge [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Good Linux Distributions for Newbies I will be setting up a computer for people who have very little experience using computers and I want to limit their ability to ...
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List of binary compatible Linux derivates

I'm looking for an overview of binary compatible linux derivates to enterprise Linux versions. A usable definition of this compatibility is given on Wikipedia. I already know candidates for this: ...
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Notebook Operating System with extreme support cycles/security updates

I'm a long-time Apple User since 1992, have always felt at home there, but I've am currently looking to switch to an alternative Operating System. I've also been working with Unix machines since ...
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Which Linux distribution is the most suitable one for a home-server? [closed]

Im building a custom homeserver, based on a RAID. My aim is to build a reliable fileserver, but I also want it to be capable of playing music (as it has an audio output), and streaming movies/music to ...
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How to roll-your-own live CD for safe home browsing

I'm interested in booting-off-flash (i.e. like livecd) for more secure online banking at home. I like System Rescue CD, but AFAIK it doesn't have the wifi drivers. (These are convenient) Ubuntu ...
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Ubuntu Netbook Remix-like Linux distros?

I just downloaded Virtualbox to satisfy my need to mess around with every linux distro I can find without butchering my computer. Can anyone recommend a couple distros with interfaces similar to the ...
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Checksums of Ubuntu and OpenSUSE downloads

I have downloaded Ubuntu and OpenSuse quite a few times over the last 6 months, most of the time their associated check sums don't match. I have downloaded them from their official sites. Should I be ...
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How to get original library/package version from rpm package version?

I use Centos 7 and I need to know what is my version of Xdmx. rpm -qa and yum list installed return version of rpm package which, I think, is different from original Xdmx version. $yum list ...
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How to install another Linux distro?

I started with a clean HDD. Partitioned as follows...4GB for Swap, 1 10GB EXT4 partition mounted as /, another 50GB EXT4 partition mounted as /home. Installed Mint. Now I am curious to try Mageia ...
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Is the safety of Linux binary packages guaranteed? [closed]

Most Linux distros are "binary", i.e. users install binary, pre-built packages. But is it guaranteed that packages are built from as-is source packages? How do you know distro's building process is ...
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A light Linux distro compatible with VM “guest” software?

Is there a light Linux distro (like PuppyLinux, Slitaz etc) but which supports "guest"/"support" software (like VMware Tools, VirtualBox Additions).
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Suse Linux 8.0 Download

A coworker has a server that is being moved, currently running SuSE Linux 8.0 (i386). ~ # uname -a Linux lvls 2.4.18-4GB s1 Wed Mar 27 13:57:05 UTC 2002 i686 unknown They tried transferring it to ...
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Linux Mint or Ubuntu installation? [closed]

I am intending to install either Linux Mint or Ubuntu distribution. But I am not sure which distribution to go far, as I have read online that Linux Mint comes with many features such as flash ...
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Virtualization - which host + guest?

I'm going to run virtual machine ( guest Linux & Windows ) on linux 64-bit distribution. I tired Open Suse with Xen but snapshot with xen aren't friendly. I will think about VirtualBox but on ...
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Using IF software in Ubuntu

I have Xubuntu 9.04 running in our old machine at home. I'm looking to run some interactive fiction interpreters such as Frobtads there as well. However, it appears most of the Linux versions of the ...
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Linux distribution detection with Nmap

When I run Nmap with OS detection it delivers the kernel version of the Linux host instead of the name of the Distribution. Nessus does Os detection based on banners ...
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Browser only linux distribution

I had set up moodle server for teaching students at my department. We have 2 computer rooms that are used by students for accessing this server and completing quizzes. Currently all computers have ...
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Files with write permission for all in /proc directory on CentOS 6.4

While searching for files writable by others, I'm coming across many files available in subdirectories of /proc. I'm not much aware of the usage of these files, but curious to know whether if someone ...
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My username and password dont work on SHH Trixbox

I have a Trixbox Linux instaled (based on Asterisk distribution). I can acces the console normally with my root account. Its very simple, restart my machine, type login: root and password ***** and ...
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Number of packages per repository (major distributions)

Is there a website where i can find how many packages the major distributions have?
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Linux: Compare packages

Is there a simple way to compare all the current installed packages to the defaults (a fresh/clean installation)? So that I can see what packages I removed and which packages I manually installed? I ...
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Linux distro for booting from USB and automatically running a script

I want a lightweight CLI only Linux distribution that can rapidly boot from a USB stick, run a script by itself at startup and then shut down the computer. All of this without any user intervention ...
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Problem In getting alien package converter update in Ubuntu 9.04

I have to convert a .rpm file into the .deb file to install VMware server into my ubuntu... I am facing a problem in downlaoding the update...can anyoneone guide me through the process...I tried sudo ...
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Can't install software from Ubuntu software center

I've been experimenting with Ubuntu 10.04(64bit) inside a VirtualBox VM. This isn't my first experience with Linux, but I'm still very much a Linux noob. Whenever I try to install software from ...
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most appropriate distro or setup to ensure root filesystem is never changed

I have a project I'm doing where I just want the computer to start up, run an application, and shut down. I don't want any data (log files, etc) to be saved and I want the drive to be clean (and ...
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Distributing binary with dependencies in Linux

I'm developing a cross-platform application and I'm having trouble with distributing a Linux binary. In Windows the dll's were - libsndfile-1.dll lua5.1.dll lua51.dll openal32.dll sfml-audio.dll ...
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Lightweight linux distro for web developer with slow computer? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Lightweight GUI Linux distribution for really old computer I temporarily have to use a slow computer: 1.2 Ghz P3 384 MB RAM On my usual computer, I use Ubuntu with ...
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Which 64-bit desktop Linux (GUI) distribution can I run on an Intel processor, especially in VirtualBox on Mac OS X?

Which 64-bit desktop Linux (GUI) distribution can I run on an Intel processor, especially in VirtualBox on Mac OS X? Ubuntu 32-bit works well. Ubuntu 64-bit is for amd64 only, I think. I know Mac OS ...
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Which rolling release distribution? [closed]

i would like to suggest me a good rolling release distribution. I use ubuntu, but I would like a distribution that allows me to tinker more with stuff and learn more about linux instead of offering an ...
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RedHat for desktops

Is there any RedHat variant for desktops and FREE? If yes, is there any Wubi like tool that can be used to install from within Windows XP?
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How to safely install GNU/Linux distro on a Samsung UEFI enabled laptop

I have already bricked and replaced my Samsung Chronos Series 7 NP700Z3C laptop. I have discussed it in the following question: Why does my Samsung Chronos 7 not boot anymore after installing Ubuntu? ...
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Partitioning a Linux based system

I am using Linux Mandriva OS. During installation my friend suggested 2GB for the swap partition and the remainder as the root partition. What is the use of providing a separate space for root? ...
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How to install Debian Testing

I would like to install debian testing. I mean that I want to follow the "Testing" distribution. I have tried the installer included in unetbootin "Ubuntu_Testing_Netinst". Once it installed, it was ...
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Ubuntu 11.04/10.10 or Scientific Linux 6/6.01 [closed]

I am going to install either Ubuntu 11.04/10.10 or Scientific Linux 6/6.01 but I don't really know which one to choose? I want: the best environment for web development the least hassle to ...
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Installing Cent OS using Windows

I downloaded centos from their official bittorrent.It contained two iso files and md5sum.txt,sha1sum.txt and sha256sum.txt and also md5sum.txt.asc,sha1sum.txt.asc and sha256sum.txt.asc.Now when I ...
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What OS is recommended, Windows or Linux? [closed]

So I am about to buy a new laptop and was wondering what OS I should commit to. I have been using Windows XP for quite some time and feel it's time to move on. I have heard Windows 7 has been ...
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Linux on SUA. Any active projects?

I would like to know whether besides the following attempt http://www.debian-interix.net/ to port the entire set of tools which come with the most popular Linux systems to Windows systems with SUA ...
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How to choose the best Linux distro depending on your hardware [closed]

I have a centrino 1.7 GHz with 512 RAM. It is an old computer. I tried to google for something that could ease my chose for a good linux distro that would run smooth on that computer and still being ...
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Dual boot Windows XP and Linux-based OS

I have a PC with Windows XP SP3, a 250GB HD (C,D,E,F drives) and 1GB RAM. XP got corrupted while working on the internet (happened 3 times this week), so I am going for a dual boot. If I install ...
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RHEL linux ORACLE_HOME

I get the following error when I run .sh file : SP2-0667: Message file sp1.msb not found SP2-0750: You may need to set ORACLE_HOME to your Oracle software directory The following are the environment ...
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Linux Web Kiosk which boots faster

Here is the scenario. I've to build a cheap kiosk that should show a specific website only. Since its a web kiosk i dont think there will be a need of powerful processor or HDD.. So i have an idea of ...
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Is dual-booting more secure than having a single operating system installed?

I need some advice. I've recently become wary about using one computer for everything I do, from a security perspective. I have antimalware installed, but I also download and run a lot of stuff I find ...