General :: Good System Distro To Run On An Older Touchscreen Notebook?

Jan 24, 2010

I have an old Fujitsu Lifebook B series (B3020D) notebook with a touchscreen. Is there a good Linux distribution to use with this machine?

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General :: Put A Newer Distro Of System On An Older Mac?

Jul 28, 2010

I'm sure the answer is yes but, I'm wondering if you could put a newer distro of Linux on an older Mac (for example an iMac G4 or G5).

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General :: Distro To Use On Old Dell Inspiron 7000 Notebook?

Jan 14, 2010

I want to convert an old Dell Inspiron Notebook (circa 2000) to a linux based machine. Any suggestions on which distro to use, or some sites that will tell me how to accomplish this task?

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General :: Looking For Distro For Older Emachines PC

Jan 23, 2011

I have read the sticky and taken the quizzes, even installed ubuntu, mint, and fedora. I am looking for a distro for an older (4+) years E-machine PC. All I really want it to do is play Netflix online, and movies I have stored to an external hard drive. Maybe some torrenting and VERY light document work. I want it to be fast, and stable. Not bloated with all kinds of stuff I don't need like Ubuntu and mint, or crash like fedora every 20 mins.

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Software :: Ideal Distro For Touchscreen Kiosk?

Mar 1, 2010

The board is an intel chipset running a 600 mhz sempron. There is no hard drive. There is a 4 gb sd card and 512 mb of ram. I am considering using true crypt to hide the real OS and actual gaming roms. The distro must have touchscreen support. I have a prototype board running a standard Puppy distro but it does not seem robust enough. A single power cut usually corrupts the installation requiring "puppy pfix=fsck" or heavier command to restore it. I can't see an average kiosk attendant managing this with multiple machines. I need a very small compact robust kernel capable of hiding another tiny compact robust kernel that will run the games. They themselves require very little in terms of vid resolution or processing power.

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General :: Best Mini Distro With Good File Server?

Jan 17, 2010

I like puppy apart from the file manager, you could probably download a different FM from the package manager, but i am looking for a new distro. I know DSL as well and i think it's good but there must be better. I will mainly be using it for 2 reason

a) Recover(backup) files from a windows system i can't boot into
b) To access the net of a system i can't boot into

1) Be under 200MB
2) Fast to boot
3) Have network support including wireless
4) Have sata support and ideally raid support
5) Good file manager
6) As windows like as possible
7) Easy to copy files from HD to usb stick and easy to set permissions .

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General :: KDE Distro Based On Debian That Is As Good As OpenSUSE ?

May 10, 2010

All my friends say, OpenSuse is the best distro. I have tried it, but I just can't make it work for me. I have a lot of problems touchpad not working properly, wireless, it crashes. It looks good, but I need a distro which will work on my dell Vostro 1700. I have found Ubuntu (gnome) best for my laptop, but I would like to try (KDE) something more polished like OpenSuse. A distro which works like a charm.

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General :: Good Distro With Vmplayer Installed By Default

Mar 30, 2011

What is a good distro with vmplayer installed by default.

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General :: Good Distro Version Which Easy For Bioinformatics Software Installaion?

Feb 16, 2010

I want to know which linux distro version is good and easy for installing bioinformatics software installation...

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Ubuntu Security :: Need Good Hardware Firewall To Run On An Older Pc

Oct 2, 2010

I'm looking for a good hardware firewall that will run on an older pc (ie 512 MB RAM and 1GHZ CPU) FOSS is preferable, but not required. I've tried Astaro, but it refuses to load after a restart. I'm hoping for AV as I support Windoze clients, and a VPN. Past that, I can deal with anything.

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Software :: Touchscreen Drivers For Mandriva 2008 - Touchscreen Working With Windows

Feb 18, 2010

I have a touchscreen (DELL model)which is working with windows xp (with windows drivers for touchscreen installed). but i want to use mandriva 2008 on the touchscreen, which requires drivers of mandriva 2008 only. I have been trying very hard but in vain.

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Ubuntu Installation :: Which Distro And Version For Older Computer?

Jan 20, 2010

this is my first time actually asking for help here, so forgive me if I make any mistakes. The other day I was trying to install Ubuntu 9.10 on my mom's old system (not too old, has vista on it) and even from the live cd it wouldn't boot. Then I tried 8.04 because I know that works on my XP system. However it would freeze during boot but at least showed that it was booting (the bar was starting to fill).

The system is an eMachine T5226:
CPU : Intel Pentium D Processor 925 (Dual-Core)
64-bit processor with Intel EM64T Technology
(Each core operates at 3.0GHz | 2 x 2MB L2 Cache | 800MHz FSB)
Operating System : Genuine Windows Vista Home Premium
Chipset : Intel 945G


Since we bought it it's been upgraded to 2 GB of ram and has a nVidia 8400gs video card and a belkin wireless adapter now. I can't understand why the live cds won't fully boot since my single core 2.2Ghz boots just fine with 8.04.

I was thinking of trying 6.06 to see of that might work. However I was unsure if the system is capable of running Ubuntu and might need Kubuntu or another distro.

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General :: Where To Find System Drivers For My Notebook

May 19, 2010

Perhaps it is not proper to post on this forum. Sorry for any inconvenience.

I have finally make up my mind to use Linux (Ubuntu 10.04) as the SOLE operating system on my notebook. The last obstacle is that where to find proper drivers for my devices? Such as code...

Could someone give me some advices on where to find these drivers?

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Ubuntu Security :: Blackbuntu - Good Pen Test Distro?

Apr 14, 2011

I recently came upon an ubuntu variant called blackbuntu. Its in early release stages at this point, but its being marketed as a pen test distro. Exactly like Back Track, but in Ubuntu form. Was just wondering if anyone has had a chance to use this yet? All software that the distro uses is readily avilable in the ubuntu repositories already.

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General :: Need Good System Magazines

Jan 30, 2011

I've been thinking about picking up a subscription to Linux Journal and maybe Linux Pro. Are there any other good Linux mags out there? Only other one I've read much of was Linux Format, which kinda felt like it was mostly just an anti-MS fanclub.

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General :: Good Institute For System Certification?

Mar 19, 2010

Can someone recommend me good institute for Linux certification in pune,India?

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General :: Good Forums About System Programing?

Jan 9, 2011

Does somebody recommend some good forums about linux programing?

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General :: Ext4 New File System Mounting Compatibility With The Older Ext3 Type?

Sep 7, 2009

How well is the ext4 new file system mounting compatibility with the older ext3 previous Linux installations ? I refer to Ubuntu 9.04 and the new Fedora 11 which have the option to install with the ext4 file format. Will it be better if I install with the older ext3, so that I will be able to mount all other Linux from each other in a multi-boot system ?

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General :: Is AIDE A Good File System Monitor?

Jun 21, 2011

I am in the process of looking at file integrity checkers. So far I have found AIDE.

1. What are the ups and downs of AIDE?

2. Is it pretty easy to use?

3. Is there any other open source tools that are better than AIDE?

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General :: Good Sites For Video Tutorials On System?

Apr 13, 2010

Sites providing video tutorials on linux which are free to download. I've got one site "". Here I can get different tutorials on opensource like scribus, gimp, C++,python etc.

Can anyone provide me any other good sites like this?

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General :: Best Distro Of System?

May 27, 2010

I just wanted to know which is best distro of linux...
And in particular which version of ultimate edition of ubuntu involves
almost all features....

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General :: Best System Distro For Development?

Jul 22, 2011

I want to know what is the best linux distribution for java EE development. Is it Cent OS or Fedora 15.

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General :: Need Best System Distro For Gamers

Mar 2, 2010

Find a distro for a gamer like me?
I am NOT expecting Shockwave cause it is only available on Windows and I am sick of Windows for eating up my precious time booting itself and its variety of viruses affecting my game play.I want a Linux that have live CD,install to hard drive and ABSOLUTELY FREE <-----Important.Any Linuxes match my criteria?

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General :: Add More Fonts To System Distro?

Nov 29, 2009

How can I add more fonts to my Linux distro .

I have Ubuntu 9.04

mor fonts to Open Office

can I use the fonts that comes with windows XP?

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General :: Best System Distro For My Laptop?

Jul 5, 2011

I got a new laptop with 320 gb hdd,2 gb RAM and intel core i3 processor...the manufacturer is lenovo..its pre installed with windows 7 ultimate pack..i'm interested to install a linux i wanna know which distro suits my laptop a best way.

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General :: Good Online Source For Tutorial To Use System Shell / Terminal?

Jul 18, 2010

I have recently loaded Linux Mint on an old IBM Laptop and am very happy with the GUI; however, I would like to learn how to use the Linux shell/terminal. I don't know any of the commands. Is there a good online source for this information--a tutorial or list?

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General :: Looking To Install System From CDROM While Other Distro Running?

Mar 19, 2010

Laptop has broken internal CDROM. I booted with floppy to get Puppy 431 installed from USB stick. Now I have USB CDROM access thru Puppy. I can mount and see the CD fine.

Is it possible to boot or install from a currently installed linux distro (Puppy)?

I have a second free partition ext2 available, sda2, and GRUB is working fine for me on boot.

(machine also doesn't have boot from USB option, yes, it's old, a project I am working on, I have Nimblex in CD now, I think it's a live cd, I would like to try a few different ones by installing to sda2 and wiping if ng.)

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General :: Looking For Non Compressed Small Command Line System Distro?

Oct 31, 2010

We are having a lot of trouble with this.

We need a command line version of Linux like ttylinux. Any command line will do with the latest kernel. It should be around 50 megs.

But the problem is, all these small Linux versions are LiveCD or have a compressed file system.

We need a SMALL linux distro, that we can install UNCOMPRESSED (no squashfs etc) on a hard disk.

This is so simple I'm sure I'm missing something..

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General :: Can I Uninstall Another System Distro Directly Over Mint On Dual Boot

Feb 18, 2010

I think the title says it all really - I've installed Mint onto a Acer aspire 5315 laptop. Its a dual boot system using Vista Basic. Grub works perfectly and to be honest Mint is great. really enjoying playing and learning. My problem is that the laptop overheats when using Mint - the cpu fan doesn't cut in and the laptop shuts down to protect the system. According to a swift google this seems to occur with mint (possibly particularly with Acer's) and maybe with other distro's too. However I'd like to keep trying to see if i can find one that works.

So my rather obvious newbie question is can I just get another distro dvd and install this onto the partition containing mint thus deleting the previous install? If I did this would Grub show the new distro ok or would it keep searching for Mint. I have a back up so if all else fails I can reinstall everything but that will have to wait till I get home

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General :: Distro - Nominate A Disastrous Distro From Past Or Present

Jan 9, 2010

nominate a disastrous distro from past or present that was simply AWFUL and what exactly was so bad about it?

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