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Looking at ThinkPad T14 AMD for my next Linux desktop

Looks like my good old Lenovo T430s is about to die so I'm in search of a replacement. I cam across ThinkPad T14 (AMD). The price is great and from this page on Ubuntu's website, the laptop seems to ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Low profile PCI-E 5ghz wireless card on Linux?

As per subject I'm looking for a 5ghz low profile PCI-E wireless card supported on Linux. I'm using Ubuntu 16.04 with HWE. Any recommendation? Thanks!
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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 ...
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What external touchpads work on Ubuntu?

By "work", I mean recognizing clicks, taps, multi-finger clicks, multi-finger taps, simultaneous horizontal and vertical scroll using 2 fingers, pinch to unzoom and vice versa. By multi-finger, I ...
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Embedded board for Qt/QML

I'm looking for an alternative for RPi4 that seems not ready (yet?) to run run Qt/QML applications on framebuffer using hw acceleration. A lot of people have the same problems but no ones provide ...
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Looking for a router with certain minimum specs running an upstream distro

I am looking for a hardware that would be somewhat similar to the Turris Omnia but with full support for all the hardware components when running an upstream distro (e.g. OpenWRT/Debian/Ubuntu ...). ...
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Acer or Dell? Which of these laptops is better to set dual boot system?

I'm looking for laptops to buy. In my country,the best choices for a while are Dell G5 5590 and Acer Predator Helios 300 PH315-52.So, having any experience using these brands' products I need to know ...
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USB Wi-Fi stick or PCI Wi-Fi card with AP capability on Linux

I want to make an AP from a Linux PC with an USB Wi-Fi adapter. My attempts until now weren't really successful; either the driver missed the AP capability feature, or the signal strength was ...
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Which laptops are appropriate to set a dual boot system (Windows and Linux)?

I'm looking for a laptop that can boot into at least two different systems in the way where I don't need to worry about future/sudden issues. However, I'll need to buy a high performance laptop with ...
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Lenovo Thinkpad E450 vs Acer V3-371 vs IdeaPad 500s-13

I'm helping to buy a computer for a person whose main computer's use will restrain to web browsing, checking e-mail, office tasks but who may occasionally run Windows in a VM or perform some video ...
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Buying laptop - HP / Thinkpad / Razer Blade - your opinion please

I am going to buy a laptop in the UK and I would like your opinions. I use Linux and running VMs, programming etc. Basically these are my priorities: 1) 14'' screen 2) I am interesting just for the ...
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Android Phone capable of running Ubuntu (or any Linux)?

For travel I have a Raspberry Pi 4 that I setup as a mini server and secure router. I added a battery to it, and a screen to show basic system statistics. It works well, but it's kind of bulky and ...
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Linux compatible 433 MHz USB sensor - Telldus alternative

I'm looking for a 433 MHz compatible hardware (USB-connected) that can be used under Linux. The goal is to log temperature data from various 433 MHz sensors. Telldus used to have a TellStick DUO ...
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standalone temperature logger for linux

please recommend me a temperature logger. Requirements: Log temperature in every minute OR log hourly minimum,maximum in every hour Centigrades preferred to e.g. Fahrenheit It requires intervention ...
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Powerful Debian/Ubuntu Laptop without intrusive hardware

I am looking for a laptop that can run debian/ubuntu out of the box without going nuts over wifi drivers and I could use your suggestions. I need: Modern intel processor 16GB - 32GB Ram 256GB+ SSD ...
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Mobile small notebook with proper performance

I am looking for a notebook that is very small and light (10 or 11") not too slow (8GB RAM for Linux with KVM to host Windows) to too expensive. I do not need any technical multimedia nonsense. It ...
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Oscilloscopes with open-source software options

I've been working on a number of electronics projects lately, and while I have a 'scope, it's fairly poor to use (it's one of those pocket ones, and I have complaints about its usability). Do you ...
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Which (smart) professional call center USB headset to use with Ubuntu Linux for online conferencing?

There are numerous USB headsets to choose from, but the following criteria are not obvious on the first glance: Must be compatible with Ubuntu Linux Sound quality/enhancement optimal for online ...
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Laptop for Linux and I have a tight budget

I have a very tight budget and I need a Linux Laptop for personal use on which to do basic computing tasks, as well as write code. I need, at a minimum: 4GB RAM 64 GB HD 15 or 14 inch screen, 1080p ...
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What is a good computer to work with R, looping 20 millions rows?

I need to buy good computer to work with R for looping 20 millions rows without problems of memory, or cpu. Thank you
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What is the best choice for car speedometer? [closed]

For a while, I am wondering to develop a car speedometer screen. There are so many free open source choices (Qt sample, raspberry Pi, etc ). All these free solutions are based on a CPU and operating ...
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GPS tracker with long battery life and minimal display

I'm looking for a GPS receiver that has an extremely long battery life. Off-the-shelf GPS devices like the Garmin GPSMAP 64s are great, but they only go so far: they promise 16h of battery life. ...
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The best USB for a portable system

Does anyone know a USB disk that's considerably fast and capacitive but it doesn't get very hot? Currently I own a SanDisk Ultraflair 3.0 and even without moving anything it gets hot. For example, ...
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A wireless gaming headset that works for linux, windows, macosx, andriod, and ios under 200 usd

The problem in general So I'm on the search for a new gaming headset. I go through headsets like crazy due to the fact that I constantly drop things. Dropped item with wire plugged in = damaged wire. ...
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Devices able to run Docker engine [closed]

I am making some database app and stuff and I need to run MySQL database somewhere. I was wandering what to choose, because I need it to run all day and I want to run it as docker container...so I was ...
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Recommendation of business laptop with OS Ubuntu 18.04

I want to buy a new business laptop where I want to install Ubuntu 18.04 as OS with following characteristics: price up to 2000 € ability to use 2 external monitors (must have) touchable display (...
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Low end GPU with a 250 watt PSU

I apologise in advance if I have posted this in the wrong stackechange site, I wasn't quite sure which to post it on and this one seemed like the best match. I am looking for a very low end GPU for ...
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Wireless Keyboard for mac, windows and linux

On my desk I have a PC dualbooting Windows and Linux and a Macbook. Is there a keyboard that uses a USB dongle and bluetooth so i can connect the dongle to the pc and bluetooth with my mac?
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Budget laptop for working (programming)

So I'm looking for a budget laptop for programming. I will be going abroad to finish my computer engineering degree and I'll need to have a good tool to do my work. I'd need it to be light and ...
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Need laptop for programming/some gaming

First of all, I hope I came to the right StackExchange; I've seen some posts about laptop recommendations, so I think this is the right place to ask those questions. I'm thinking of buying a new ...
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Linux-Compatible Touchscreen Monitors (Non-Capacitive)

I need to find a touchscreen monitor, preferably 24" or close to that, that is not a capacitive touchscreen (preferably resistive or optical), and is Linux-compatible. I've had extremely bad luck ...
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Thinkpad x220 or a chromebook?

I'm looking for a cheap, portable and durable Laptop to run Linux on. I have been searching quite a bit and found the Lenovo Thinkpad x220. I know Thinkpads are supposed to be great with Linux and ...
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What laptop should I buy? (Web Developer, Linux)

I am a developer, I mostly develop web applications (full stack JavaScript) and websites (mainly WordPress). I use tools like Git, Vagrant (and other kinds of virtualizations), Photoshop, and have a ...