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Any latest linux distro which gives full root access ( NO SUDO )? [closed]

Is there Any latest linux distro which gives full root access ( NO SUDO ) ? I want to use it for programming in which I have to use / file system very frequently. What I need is any good linux ...
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Linux Distro for Beginners

Well... I know that's the question arising all over the Internet, but I couldn't find an answer to suit me after googling for quite some time. I'd like to get a Linux distribution, and start learning ...
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Which Linux is the most efficient? [closed]

Simple question: There is a gazillion Linux distributions out there. Which one (distribution/incl. window manager) makes (technically) the most efficient use of my (aging) computer ? I have appx. 1 ...
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Linux distro to use CF instead of IDE drive?

To build a compact, headless host, I'd like to use a CompactFlash instead of an IDE drive, and connect the card to the mobo using an IDE-to-CF adapter. I don't know if this is still an issue, but ...
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Which Ubuntu-like Linux OSs work well on a flash drive?

I want a Linux OS that I can load on a flash drive, but I don't want to relearn an entire operating system. I want to know which tiny Linux installations are most like Ubuntu. For example, I'd like to ...
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Little girl friendly versions of Linux (or themes for Linux) [closed]

I'm going to install Linux on a PC for a daughter (age 7) of a friend of mine. I recently came across Hannah Montana Linux. The parents don't want a commercially branded thing going on, so no Hannah ...
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Internet kiosk for motel lobby?

I'm looking to set up a simple internet kiosk in the lobby of a motel. For security, I think it's best if I set up a simple Linux distribution whose only user-accessible program is a browser. Would ...
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How to create a Linux distribution?

Are there any tutorials or books which can help you get started creating a Linux distribution? I can't really find any on the Internet. The distribution doesn't need to have a GUI.
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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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Fastest booting desktop linux distro? [closed]

I'm currently running Ubuntu 9.04 on my laptop and I'm very happy with it. But boot times aren't great... So I'd like to have a second distribution on my hard disc that I can boot to quickly check my ...
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Linux distributions comparison

Does any good comparison exist (like a table of present features) between the many Linux distributions? What are the features and advantages on each distribution? (Ubuntu, Fedora, CentOS, etc.) ...
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Building a custom Linux LiveCD

I need to create a small custom live system (for teaching a programming class). What would be the best way to do it?
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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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What to call a linux mint converted to xfce?

I'm using linux right now, I installed Linux Mint 7 (Gloria), but since then I switched to the xfce desktop, and I don't use any of the tools that come with mint (mintMenu, mintUpdate, mintInstall, ...
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Issue with Intel GMA950 on Debian (read:Linux Mint/Ubuntu) Variant

I have a Dell D420 on which I run Linux Mint Gloria. However every once in a while the laptop completely freezes up. First the GUI freezes, then a minute later the ssh session I had with the computer ...
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Is there a free (as in money) version of Redhat linux? [closed]

I've not dabbled with Linux for a while, but I need to, I am slightly outraged RedHat Linux is not free... or am I being dumb? Is there a free version available? If not what are the best ...
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Which linux distro for a laptop in windows environmet?

I just got new laptop at work. What would you recommend as a linux distribution for it? All other developers are working under windows, and use windows tools. I'm currently using ArchLinux, but want ...
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What's the quickest distro to get up and running with? [closed]

For my work laptop, I think I'm going to make the switch to linux from Windows XP. There are a couple of things I need: Good multi-monitor support. I'm constantly changing setups (ie laptop ...
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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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Learning to Use Linux

I just acquired a spare PC with a 40GB hard drive which I'm planning to use for learning how to use Linux on (either Ubuntu or Mandriva). The problem I'm having is related to installation - I'm more ...
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Good Linux Distributions for Newbies [closed]

What are some good distributions for newbies? I'm not talking about your grandma who only uses the computer for surfing and solitaire. I'm talking about fairly intelligent people who who know their ...
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Linux file system

What are the conventions for file locations in Linux? So far I've managed to deduce: /proc (references to running processes) /dev (references to all hardware) /etc (configuration files) /home (...
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What are the differences between major Linux distributions? Will I notice?

I've been using Linux in some form intermittently for the past ten years or so, but have only really been in to it for the past few months. What are the major differences between distributions? ...
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A minimal Linux distribution for my ASUS EEE PC

I recently bought myself a ASUS EEE 1000HE and I intend to use it for note-taking and light browsing at the University. The machine has a 10" screen so the interface needs to be very compact. I've ...