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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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Adding a wireless NIC to a Debian router

I'm looking for a wireless network card to add to my Debian router. I'll be using it to create an access point, so it has to have a chipset that supports AP mode on linux. It can be PCIe x1 or PCI and ...
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Which laptop for Linux with 4k external monitor?

I've been doing a lot of research but I can't seem to find an answer to this question. A plethora of laptops exist that do work well with Linux (I'm using Ubuntu 16.04, but if an answer is available ...
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Need laptop for programming: durable, reliable, fast and long battery life

Regarding of the extreme slowness of the computer with whom I work, and saw that I'd like to use the laptop for personal purposes, I was thinking of buying a laptop suited to programming. I can keep ...
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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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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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Video Card for Xubuntu

I am trying to find what video cards support a quad monitor extended desktop in Xubuntu. I've been searching forums and help pages and can not find a definitive option for a video card in Xfce that ...
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Single board computer with 2 GBit ethernet ports

I am looking for a single board computer with 2x1 GBit ethernet ports, on board. Should come with SATA and/or USB 3. Either x86 or ARM is ok, as long as it runs Linux.
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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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Small, cheap processor with true 9 data-bit UART and drivers

In order to build a vending machine, using Multi Drop Bus protocol, I need a board which will support a full 9 data-bit UART (with no bit stuffing, or tricks with the parity bit). I also need a few ...
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Linux software ap card

I am trying to turn an old laptop into a wireless router/repeater. The laptop's built in card is not working correctly so I can't use it. What I am looking for is a USB WiFi card that supports ...
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Budget graphics card recommendation for Blender Cycles Render on Linux

I've started using Cycles Render in Blender for a specific project. I've set up CUDA on my Linux machine to enable rendering with the GPU however discovered that my graphics card, an old GeForce GT ...
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Low power computer with at least two SATA ports?

I want to build a low power relatively cheep NAS that can hold at least two drives. I want to go the DIY route since I'm blind and would rather do everything from the command-line instead of relying ...
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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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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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A low-cost linux-capable pc that can run chrome/ium with hardware acceleration?

I basically need a (arch)linux box to connect a touchscreen monitor(HDMI) to and run a single chrome/ium window in full-screen. So basically a kiosk app. The web-app has css animations and generous ...
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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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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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ARM Tablet 9“-13” totally free/open-source from bootloader up capable of running standard Debian Linux [duplicate]

I am looking for a tablet that can run a standard mainline blob-free Linux kernel, and has open firmwares/drivers for the at least the DMA-capable built-in peripherals. The bootloader must be open-...
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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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Homeautomation Dashboard (Tablet / Wallmount)

I'm a programmer building my own Homeautomationsystem. I'm looking for some sort of tablet which I can mount to a wall and use to display information as well control things. The software I planed to ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Video card for dual-monitor setup

My motherboard is a 945GCT-M2/1333 (V1.0A). It only has one PCI-E slot and integrated Intel® Graphics (GMA950) (it's bad, but in no way I want worse). The CPU is Intel® Celeron E1200 and the PC has ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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Best embedded Linux mid range processor with video capability

I want to get up and running fast with an embedded Linux processor eval board that is cheap but capable of processing video. edit: By processing video, I mean it should be able to take a 720p stream ...
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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 device that have HDMI in and can run root-accessible Linux that can access this video data

Is there a device (laptop, TV, single-board computer, smartphone) that has HDMI port that can consume video (1080p @ 30 fps) and give it to Linux running on it (that can save it to file or encode it ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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PCIe to Thunderbolt on Linux

So I've been Googling forever and can't seem to find any info on this. I would like to know if there is a PCIe-to-Thunderbolt card that works with Linux (if there are drivers for it). Has anyone ...
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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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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 ...