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mini pc as dev server - specs?

I want a new no-noise dev server (LEMP); and I wonder what specs I should go for, how to narrow the search. I currently use an old budget Laptop (Asus K53U) with an AMD C-50@800MHz, 1x2GB Samsung DDR3-...
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I would like a RAM recommendation for HPE ML110 G9 E5-2603v4

According to HPE, the model HPE ML110 G9 processor E5-2603v4, supports RAM 16 GB up to 1866 MHz According to the QuickSpecs of this model, it comes by default with 8 GB RAM 2400 Mhz According to the ...
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sfp+ switch for linux cluster

I would like to build a linux computing cluster (multiple identical PCs connected via high speed networking so that they behave, for scientific calculations, like a single big "PC", with ...
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Docking station with 3 Display Ports for Linux

I have MSI GV62 8RC with Linux Mint 19 installed. It has 1 HDMI port and 1 miniDP which works mostly ok (sometimes I have to unplug and plug miniDP again few times to get it working). But now I ...
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Displayport for DELL T150 server

By accident I bought a DELL T150 server, which was shipped with VGA. I did not expect to receive a VGA port in the year 2022. I tried an active VGA to DP converter, but it does not run stable, when I ...
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Which bluetooth headphones connect through a base station to a PC?

The SteelSeries Arctis Pro Wireless is more than what I'm looking for. I only really need the base station: It has a proprietary 2.4 Ghz wireless signal and base station with a variety of connection ...
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Small projector for affixing to a robot

I'm heading a research project in my robotics lab, and I'm looking for a small projector to affix to the top support structure of a LoCoBot. My plan is to have data/videos/images fed to the projector ...
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Wired Headphones which automatically switch off/on

I want wired headphones which automatically switch on/off. If I put them on, they should switch on. If I put them down, they should switch off, and now sound output should be done via the internal ...
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Low consumption build - x64 - Linux

I would like to build a low consumption PC that will be on 24/7. It will not be used for intensive calculations of course. I've already tried some prefabricated solutions like this one but I found it ...
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Open-source linux scanner

I want to buy a scanner for my future Linux machine. But I am worried about spyware since scanners bundle third-party proprietary software with the scanner and printer manufacturers already use ...
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Laptop recommendation for creating GANs and 3D

I'm looking for recommendations for a laptop suitable for creating GANs and working in 3D (so a 'gaming' laptop). It needs to have an NVIDIA graphics card and I'll be installing Linux (probably Ubuntu)...
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Linux friendly server oriented motherboard for Intel i7 11700

Any recommendation for an ATX motherboard for Intel i7 11700 that would run well under Linux (Ubuntu)? I'm having a hard time to find a review of SOHO server oriented mobos. Mostly people review the ...
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I am searching for Maker Board/Mini PC to run Apps made with .NET/.NET Core

I am loooking for a Mini-PC or a Maker Board which is capable of running Apps made with .NET/.Net Core. So it can be Windows and Linux Machines. But they need to support the .NET Runtime. My ...
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SSD: What are the differences among Gen 3.0, 3.0 x4 and Gen 4.0?

For a PC Desktop to be buy it in these weeks, there are the following SSD options: SSD HP EX950, 512GB, M.2, 2280, PCIe Gen 3x4, NVMe 1.3. SSD HP EX950, 1TB, M.2, 2280, PCIe Gen 3.0 x4, NVMe 1.3. SSD ...
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Headphones with embedded micro that supports both 2.4GHz wireless and bluetooth

I am looking for headphones that include all these features (basically TV headphones that can do bluetooth headphones too): Base to put on for charging Embedded microphone, or slot for plugging One ...
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SBC for webserver, compatible with Debian

I’m looking for an SBC (single board computer) that can run Debian to use as a webserver. Maximum budget is €100 (120 $ / 85 £) Requirements: Gigabit ethernet (it’s going to be a webserver) At ...
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Recommendation on Dell Latitude Laptop

I'm looking to replace my Dell Inspiron N5050 that I bought in 2013 with 6 GB RAM for $400. I'm again not interested in breaking the bank, but I'm willing to step outside the "budget" ...
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USB 3.0 Express Card for Linux

I need a USB 3.0 Express Card with 2 Ports and 34mm width that is compatible with Linux. Additional compatibility with Windows 10 would be great. I already tried „CSL - USB 3.0 Super Speed PCMCIA ...
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What GPU should I get to accelerate my Linux desktop?

I have a Linux desktop machine that I use to work from home Right now I have a cheap Nvidia GPU in there that is useless with its binary blob drivers that don't support video acceleration I can get, ...
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Cheapest (jun 2020) discrete GPU with working powersaving on GNU / Linux multihead

With working I mean GNU/Linux temperatures should not exceed Windows' ones by 10 C° with low performance profile. Preferably powersaving support over multi monitor configurations should be present ...
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USB Wifi card for Packet injection/Monitor mode

I'm searching for a USB wifi card which allows me to inject packages at a high rate (>6Mbit/s), as well as monitor them in Linux. If possible it should also support a high MTU (2300). Also, good or ...
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MagicBook Pro 16 as a development machine?

I am looking for a laptop for development purposes, hopefully one that will serve well for at least 4-5 years. I do webdev and some other stuff, both at home and on the go. My main goal is being able ...
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Which game controller is usable on Windows and Nintendo Switch without extra acessories?

I have a Nintendo switch to play Mario Kart, but I also use the controllers to play Dirt Rally on my laptop/desktop. Since my brother also plays Mario Kart, I want to have a second controller so he ...
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Looking for a webcam what works with Ubuntu

I have recently bought an A4TECH PK-1000HA webcam and though it's a brilliant piece of hardware, its use on Ubuntu was anything but comfortable. So I am looking for a webcam for videoconference/...
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Which laptop should I buy for dual booting Ubuntu 18.04 LTS and Windows 10?

I require to dual boot Ubuntu LTS 18.04 along with Windows 10. Which laptop would you recommend to do so? I would need a good community to troubleshoot with, documentation, step-by-step guides to ...
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Purchasing Chromebook for Ubuntu installation and programming

I'm thinking of buying a new laptop. I want something cheap and light with a good battery life. I've owned Chromebooks in the past, and found they suited my needs then very well. However, since then I'...
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ATSC OTA tuner wanted

Looking for an ATSC (i.e., American) OTA (over the air) HDTV television tuner. PCI bus, PCIe bus, USB 2, or USB 3 all OK to use. Must support a Debian/Devuan distro Linux media center / Personal Video ...
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WiFi adapter that supports 802.11ac AP on 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz bands, for Linux

I have a small mini-PC, running Linux, which I use as a wireless access point and router. It came with a Realtek RTL8191SEvA mini-PCIe wireless card. It works very well under Linux, supporting AP/...
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Laptop for programming/utility and getting into Linux

I've seen a lot of "Wich laptop should I buy?" questions but noone fits my needs. I'm a web developer (situated in Italy) with actually no computer at home since mine power supply burned out ...
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Wearable platform with display

I am looking for a wrist-wearable development platform solution with the following specs: Some kind of a display that you can see in the dark as well as in bright sunlight. Hardware buttons (as ...
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GPU for gaming, good VR support and ML on Linux

I don't want NVIDIA, I have experienced first hand its terrible VR support (Alyx, after many months, still runs like garbage on 2080ti) and even for non-VR games NVIDIA is usually much slower in ...
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I'm looking for a 1080p good quality camera which I can also use as a "webcam" and which has a lense with a manual focus

I'm interested in getting a real camera which also works as a webcam (i.e. which I can connect to my computer through USB or Network for things like a Zoom or Skype call). The camera should have: ...
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Low Cost, Server, Linux 4.x Graphics card with support for 4k for graphics consolee

looking for a native Linux 4.x kernel supported 4K capable graphics card for occasional graphical console admin work. I share a massive 55" 4K TV between my workstations and savers, and it grates ...
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Are there any mobile phones that can run desktop Linux?

Please recommend a mobile phone, if any exist, that can run desktop Linux. Any Linux distribution is acceptable. I'm not too concerned about size, but it should be no larger than the largest Android ...
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Tablet with removable keyboard for university

I'm searching for a tablet with a removable keyboard and a pen to write on it. I want to use it in university where I have to write handwritten notes during lectures and homeworks. I will have to use ...
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Hardware set (machine) for Linux noob in 2020 [duplicate]

Should I go for old mac air or similarly priced laptops to run Linux as the sole OS on it? Longevity of the hardware is a concern and screen viewing should be very pleasant to the eyes (=for less eye ...
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Cheapest fanless Linux Intel laptop with a display 13 inches or larger

Fan sound drives me crazy I want Linux, not Windows nor ChromeOS. I do not need games nor 3D, probably console tty only. Displays smaller than 13" are too small Intel has better Linux support than ARM ...
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Alternative for Asus EEE PC that supports GNU/Linux out of the box?

Until about 10 years ago, Asus used to build a series of cheap, lightweight laptop called EEE PC, which later got discontinued. I am looking for something similar in terms of price, but with more ...
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Looking for a laptop capable of light gaming and programming for under £1000/$1000

First off: yes there are many questions similar to this, but most of them are very outdated (Most recent I've seen is 2016). I am looking for a laptop for general use, which for me is programming and ...
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USB (A or C) to TOSLINK Adapter for Linux

I am searching for a USB (A or C male) to TOSLINK Adapter (female) in order to keep my audio signal digital as long as possible. What is important that I do not need to install specific drivers (this ...
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Scanner with excellent Linux support and ADF (up to 1000 EUR)

Need a scanner, price up to 1000 EUR. Absolute requirements: Excellent Linux support under Debian Automatic Document Feeder (ADF) for at least 20 pages in A4 format Duplex At least 300 DPI USB ...
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Searching a sound card with 5.1 optical for windows 10

I have the following problem. I have a 5.1 surround sound system using a Sony AV receiver. This is connected to multiple devices for audio, including my PC. Since the PC is a little bit far away from ...
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External 2,5" 2-bay RAID USB3 Enclosure with hdparm/udisksctl power-off support

It's unbelievably hard to find external 2,5" 2-bay RAID enclosures, but apparently it's impossible to find such an enclosure with hdparm/udisksctl support. I just want to spin down and power off the ...
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Looking for a (linux) replacement for my android tablet

I have a Samsung Galaxy Tab-"E". It is pretty small and light weight. about 8.5"x 5.25". I carry the tablet just about everywhere with me but only use it for web browsing and watching videos which ...
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Compatible WiFi adapter for ChromeOS

I'm trying to install CloudReady on my 7 year old Lenovo laptop (Yoga 13). I was able to complete installation, however the inbuilt WiFi wasn't detected, and laptop doesn't have an Ethernet port. I ...
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Best laptop under $800 for Linux gaming?

What's the best laptop under $800 for Linux gaming? I'll use it for Minecraft and general computer stuff. I'll install Linux Mint as the operating system. Requirements: 1920x1080 display (or higher) ...
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Linux or Android tablet with long battery life and cheap

I am looking for a tablet, which I will use only for email and, possibly, browsing (reading news items only). No games, videos, music, etc. Bluettoth is not required; I am undecided about a SIM card. ...
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Which USB wifi adapter has best open source driver on Linux (linux-firmware ...) support?

I need a WiFi adapter for my Linux desktop computer. The modern WiFi adapter usually lack the support for Linux platform (don't not need manually installation (include in linux-firmware)), but ...
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need adapter between PCIe device and USB receptacle for Linux

For my Linux laptop, I want high-frequency-band Wi-Fi (around 5GHz) for a USB 2.0 port, but I haven't found an adapter that's Linux-ready out of the box; I've looked. Since recompiling reputedly takes ...
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Linux miniPC for collecting data from sensors

I'm looking for mini (micro) PC with low parameters just enough to run Linux. I found some devices, but too strong and mostly without GSM. Required parameters: Processor architecture to run Linux ...