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What netbook runs GNU/Linux?

I'm looking for a small laptop with a 10.1 to 11.6 inch screen and an x86 or x86-64 CPU that runs GNU/Linux without hardware incompatibility. Are there any good ones? Or how should I go about finding ...
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Small developer laptop with 32GB memory

I'm looking for a new laptop (for a Java developer who runs multiple virtual machines and some heavyweight server applications too) with these musthaves: Small and lightweight, 14" or smaller, no ...
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Graphics card that works well with Linux open source drivers

I am looking for a graphics card that works well (i.e. has good performance) with the open source drivers that are part of the Linux kernel (version 4.2). I don't need monster performance (not ...
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Low-cost NAS with easy OS installation

I'm looking for a NAS device for the purpose of running backups of several other machines. My current setup for this is a consumer PC with extra drives plugged in, but this is non-optimal for several ...
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Is there a tablet SOC capable of running a blob-free mainline Linux kernel with open wifi, and useable graphics support?

I am wondering, whether a platform with these specifications exists: Hacking-friendly from open boot-loader up (support for re-locking?) Linux mainline kernel (blob-free?) boot support with SMP. Free/...
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Graphics card that works well for Linux gaming

I'm looking for a graphics card for Linux gaming. I don't need flagship performance, but still high end. I want to play, for example, some of the top titles on Steam, and perhaps use the same card in ...
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Energy efficient, low-heat closet-server?

I'm currently using a Ye Olde HP Compaq nc6220 running Ubuntu Server 15.04 as a server to run odd jobs in my closet. It's doing fine, but the room can get a little toasty (which is fine) and I'm ...
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Wireless card for a DIY Linux router/firewall

I have some nice wireless consumer routers, but will soon be running into their limits in terms of bandwidth/throughput capabilities (assuming my ISP delivers on 1Gb connections). Hence, I am looking ...
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Mini PC (like Gigabyte BRIX) with more than 2 graphic ports

I'm using a Gigabyte BRIX Mini PC running Linux as a viewer for a NoMachine setup with 2 monitors presently, one connected via VGA and one via HDMI. I am planning on adding a third monitor, which is ...
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Notebook for developers

I am a computer science student with specialization in machine learning and I need a new notebook. I work inside most of the time, but I take my notebook to presentations / collaborative development / ...
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Cheap, Quiet and up-gradable Steam OS compatible Motherboard

I am looking to build a Steam OS box, I would like to run 'light' native Steam OS games and stream the rest from my powerful windows box. What are my options for a motherboard that fits the ...
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Wireless battery-powered webcam

Mandatory webcomic reference: https://xkcd.com/941/ I want to try creating long-baseline stereoscopic video of clouds. In order to do this, I need a pair of webcams I can set up 100-300 feet apart ...
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Good tablet for Linux?

Just curious, any suggestions for tablets that run Linux well? There doesn't seem to be much information out there about this, but from my research a few that work well are: Samsung Slate 7 Acer ...
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Colour Laser MFP

I am in the market for a colour laser multifunction printer. I have the following requirements: Ethernet networking (RJ-45) Duplex printing and scanning Document feeder for scanning Scanning and ...
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Classic phone with Linux backup/restore

I'm looking for a not so smart, classic phone mainly used for calls and SMS. Requirements: backup and restore contacts, messages etc. with a PC running Linux high quality and durable construction ...
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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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Recommendation for low-power, cheap, USB-capable hardware to run Linux

Can anyone recommend some hardware which meets the following criteria: USB port (more than 1 would be handy but a USB hub could always be used) Suitable for running a reasonably small Linux ...
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Durable laptop and CLI-supported video chat for grandparents on Linux

I am trying to setup a laptop for my grandparents for video calls, who certainly don't know how to use most technologies. My plan is to setup a video chat app on boot and use a reliable command-line ...
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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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How can I determine if a specific device works with Linux before buying it? [closed]

Let's say I want to buy a cheap USB device which does X. I also want this device to be compatible with Linux. The problem is that in many cases, such devices may be generic or unbranded, and there ...
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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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ASIO sound card that works in Linux

I'm looking for an ASIO sound card which I would be using in both Windows and Linux (dual-boot). It has to work flawlessly in Windows, and I would prefer it to work fully in Linux as well. However, I ...
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Small printer+scanner with very good support for Ubuntu

I search a small printer+scanner device for Ubuntu. Which device has very good support for Ubuntu? I want plug+play, I don't want to edit config files by hand or execute complicated shell commands ...
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What is an affordable cheap Linux box you could recommend?

I am looking to build a ssh tunnel device that runs linux. The device is on 24/7 and will act mainly as a tunnel for me to ssh into my intranet at home. This device needs to have the following specs: ...
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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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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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GPU linux workstation

I have a desktop computer I use solely for work. It has multiple monitors. I'd like to get a graphics card for the sole purpose of making multi-monitor as painless as possible. So my criteria are: ...
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cheapest ARM computer capable of running a Linux Desktop smoothly

I need enough power to connect to the internet and run programs like Libreoffice. I've actually got a Raspberry Pi2, and considering it's cost the performance is amazing, but still, it's a bit ...
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Premium keyboard

I am a developer, and I can now afford to buy a good keyboard for work. What do you recommend for a good ergonomic keyboard preferable with media controls? It does not need to be ergonomic. Looking ...
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What's a good RCA capture card for streaming media?

We are putting together an e-sports team at college and among the games we play. There's Project M on the Wii and Melee on the GameCube, so we need a CVBS/RCA video capture card to record and upload ...
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Low-Power Home Server

I need a home server for running couple of services, since my current hardware is aging. For example: DHCP/DNS-Server Mail-Server File-Server (SMB, AFP, FTP) CalDAV / CardDAV ownCloud, maybe ...
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ATX Motherboard with ATA password option and GNU/Linux compatibility

I have two Self Encrypting Drive (SED) and I'm using Debian as my main Operating System. My current motherboard (ASUS M5A97 R2.0) is GNU/Linux compatible (I had hard time to find a GNU/Linux ...
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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 ...
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SDXC/microSDXC memory card reader for older Linux kernels

Requirements: Works properly with Linux 4.9 kernel Easy to insert/remove card SDXC card support (64-128GB cards) SDHC card support Nice to have features: USB 3.0 interface/speed Separate slot for ...
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Linux Wi-Fi network compatible laser printer

I am looking for a black/white laser printer. Requirements: No requirement for proprietary / non-free drivers No requirement for proprietary printer plugin Linux compatible using Wi-Fi / LAN Bonus: ...
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All-in-one +/-10" screen (not touch) w/ Linux, WiFi, USB, but w/o camera, mic

I'm a developer by trade, but I am not the most knowledgeable when it comes to the hardware side, so please forgive me if I am not detailed enough. I would like to find an all-in-one (i.e., screen ...
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Single Board Rackmount Linux/BSD Home Server

I am looking for a single board rackmount server/pc that can run a lightweight Linux or BSD operating system like pfSense. The requirements are: Cheap. (preferably under $400 AUD, inc. tax and ...
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USB for Linux BootUSB drive

I'm looking for a cheap USB drive for my installation by BootUSB. I want use it only for this job, and I usually install Linux distros. I have an old 2GB drive but seems slow when it installs. What ...
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Building a computer science lab

I'm trying to build the specs for a workstation which will serve as a programming environment for a student. I will use the set of specs to build 30 workstations eventually connected to a main server. ...
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Small laptop for command line use

I don't know if this is a weird question, but here it goes: I would like a laptop without a GUI. I want to exclusively use the command line. I want to install Linux in it. The laptop should be small, ...
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Mini PC - low power cunsumption - fanless - running 24*7 - Ubuntu 16.04 LTS 64-bits

I'm looking for a mini PC to run Ubuntu 16.04 LTS 64-bits version with a web server (LAMP) on it. The criterias would be, in order of importance: Low power cunsumption the mini pc will be running 24*...
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Fanless mini PC for Linux

I'm looking for small fanless mini PC to install Linux and use it on my desk with the following features: Linux compatible, Intel i5/i7 or Xeon family (not Atom), should be silent (no any fans), ...
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Low-cost RAID 5 Linux controller card

I have 6x320GB HDD and I was considering to create a RAID 5 system (it's for storage only). I use Ubuntu 14.04 and I want to ask what RAID controller card allows for 6 (or more) ports without ...
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Linux-compatible USB temperature & humidity logger

does anyone have any experience of using USB temperature & humidity sensors under Linux? I suspect we may have a damp problem and I want to assess the level of humidity in various rooms in my ...
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Deterministic keyboard

Is there a PC keyboard for Linux, that ALWAYS prints THE SAME SINGLE character that is displayed on the key being pressed? The core (the X in XY problem) problem of mine is, that after pressing 'z', ...
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PCIe WWAN adapters known to work with Linux out of the box

I am looking for an internal PCIe WWAN (UMTS or LTE) card that will work flawlessly with Linux (specifically Ubuntu, currently on 16.04) on a HP EliteBook 6930p. My requirements are: A internal ...
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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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What do I need to look at to when getting a wifi adaptor to get my ubuntu desktop on wifi?

I have a ubuntu desktop that has always connected to the network via ethernet. It's simple - eth0 is there in ifconfig, I run dhclient eth0, and I'm good to go. It's been this way for ages. Due to ...
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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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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 ...