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Which processor has a better performance the fx series or the ryzen series?

TL;DR: Ryzen, unless you plan on never, ever touching this computer after building it. Let's take a quick look at the advantages/disadvantages: Ryzen | FX –––––––––––––––...
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Durable laptop and CLI-supported video chat for grandparents on Linux

I think you are making this overly complex. I purchased a Kindle Fire for my 80 year old aunt and showed her how to use three apps on it. Netflix, Skype and email. The out of pocket cost was just ...
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Single board computer with 2 GBit ethernet ports

There's apparently NUC style passively cooled machines meant for displays that would work. Discourse uses something very similar internally I've been toying with buying one of these and it probably ...
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What is an affordable cheap Linux box you could recommend?

Personally, I would just go with a raspberry pi, more specifically, the RPi 3 Model B Along with a USB wifi dongle such as this. Cost totals out to about $49 USD ($40 for the RPi and $9 for the wifi ...
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Wireless card for a DIY Linux router/firewall

I personally have yet to find a better component for this job than the Gigabyte GC-WB867D-I PCI-Express x1 802.11a/b/g/n/ac Wi-Fi Adapter. Native linux support at least in debian/ubuntu AC/N/G ...
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Graphics card that works well for Linux gaming

See the following articles from Phoronix: 30-Way Graphics Card Comparison On Ubuntu Linux 14.04 LTS 15-Way AMD/NVIDIA Graphics Card Comparison For 4K Linux Gaming The Best, Most Efficient Graphics ...
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Cheapest fanless Linux Intel laptop with a display 13 inches or larger

The HP Stream 13 might be a good option. I've run Fedora on the older, bay trail 11-inch model and it works out of the box. You may need to turn off secure boot for some distros. Otherwise? Dual core ...
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Cheapest fanless Linux Intel laptop with a display 13 inches or larger

You could buy a fanless Chromebook and install linux yourself. It shouldn't be that difficult if you have much Linux experience, which you probably do if you only want it for the command line.
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USB (A or C) to TOSLINK Adapter for Linux

I've had good luck with MiniDSP products for this. For example: https://www.minidsp.com/products/usb-audio-interface/mchstreamer
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Wireless card for a DIY Linux router/firewall

I recently decided to build my own wireless router - and I found the Airetos AEX-QCA9880-NX performing very well on my DIY machine: 3 channels 802.11ac/n/g in a miniPCIe shape.
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Single board computer with 2 GBit ethernet ports

There is the x86 ODROID-H2 SBC which comes with 2 x 1 GBit ethernet, 2 x SATA, 2 x USB 3.0 (4 USB ports in total), 1 x M.2 NVMe and more. As of 2018-12, it's sold for $ 111. It's based on the Intel ...
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Need laptop for programming: durable, reliable, fast and long battery life

The Razer Blade Stealth looks insanely good and is the laptop I would definitely buy if I had the money... It will suit all your needs at the price you want, but it might be slightly overkill, however,...
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Small printer+scanner with very good support for Ubuntu

I recommend a HP printer, specifically the HP LaserJet Pro M130nw. Amazon claims to sell it for $99 once you add to cart. HP has always had the best support on Linux [1][2][3], and the current open ...
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Want a Dream Tablet, with data plan, rooted to run Linux distro

Update: Three different T-Mobile employees lied to me ("Any tablet that says 4G or LTE works"). After I got the tablet, I tried to use it with my sim card. It wouldn't work, so I called ...
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looking for a usb to mini pcie adapter

You're not going to find one. USB and PCIe are two very different technologies supported by the PCH (Platform Controller Hub) in the chipset of your PC/Server. The I/O portion of the PCH supplies ...
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Are there any mobile phones that can run desktop Linux?

Purism Librem 5 runs a custom distro developed by the company which made the phone, but you can run it on desktop as well, so I believe it qualifies. As a bonus, recently the open source GPU driver ...
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Cheap, Quiet and up-gradable Steam OS compatible Motherboard

I'm gonna go with the following recommendation list, including the mobo, to show you how I imagine it fitting into a situation like the one you're seeing: PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker....
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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? My current laptop is a Dell ...
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What netbook runs GNU/Linux?

I would recommend a ThinkPad X240. You can buy them used from eBay for a very affordable price definitely under $500. I have been using my ThinkPad X240 for nearly 2 years now and I am running ...
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What netbook runs GNU/Linux?

I'm writing this with a second hand Lenovo X230 with a 12 inch screen. Cheap, easily repairable and certified by Ubuntu. The only thing that needed tweaking was the touchpad.
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Cheapest fanless Linux Intel laptop with a display 13 inches or larger

Just to add one possibility that I found after posting this question: an ideal laptop would be: device called NexDock combined with some IntelStick / Raspberry Pi / BeagleBoard But there have been ...
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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?

For the best open tablets you will have to look at Replicant OS devices page. These are the most open devices that exist, however neither of the two tablets meet your requirements. You have two ...
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PCIe WWAN adapters known to work with Linux out of the box

The FSF has h-node, a database of hardware that works with free operating systems. Currently, the only PCIe WWAN adapter in the list is the Sierra Wireless, Inc. MC8775. There is one caveat, however: ...
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What do I need to look at to when getting a wifi adaptor to get my ubuntu desktop on wifi?

Most modern wifi adaptors should work with little issues. My goto spare 'it will certainly work' wifi adaptor's a generic no brand 802.11 n nano adaptor - a few dozen companies make em. They ...
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Budget graphics card recommendation for Blender Cycles Render on Linux?

I have extensive experience with Blender and cycles. The 750Ti is about 20% faster than your CPU. The 950 is about 100% faster than your CPU. (i.e. double the performance) But currently GPUs render ...
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Budget graphics card recommendation for Blender Cycles Render on Linux?

Either of these options will improve your performance significantly. The i7-2600K gives you the Intel HD 3000 on-board graphics, and both of these cards outperform the functionalities of the Intel HD ...
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Building a computer science lab

2,000 isn't much. You can buy 1 very expensive desktop with that, or 5 reasonably priced ones. You want 30. Assuming you want all workstations to be identical, this leaves you with 66 dollars and ...
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ATX Motherboard with ATA password option and GNU/Linux compatibility

After several calls/mails to the 4 major "grand public" motherboard manufacturer, it's was either a non-understanding/no response or we will call you back later to have more details. It's seems they ...
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Low-Power Home Server

Your requirements sound similar to my home server, except that I went with an internal RAID-6 array -- so that's $400 in hot-swap bays, cases, and controller cards you won't need to spend. At the ...
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What is an affordable cheap Linux box you could recommend?

I would recomend the UDOO Family or the Odroid Family (Both came with their own Ubuntu flavor). Wifi card included Able to run 24/7 without overheating If this works 24/7 you could damage the Wifi ...
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