Ubuntu server vs. NAS box
location: ubuntuforums.com - date: May 16, 2013
I am deciding between a Qnap 4 bay NAS box or Ubuntu Server to fulfill needs for:
Creating a large fault tolerant RAID array with SMB sharesMedia serving to desktop and Western Digital TV Livetorrent, ftp and perhaps other remote file servicesNetwork services (DHCP, firewall, etc.)...total replacement of a dd-wrt wireless router would be nice
It looks to me like the Qnap device will do about 90% of what I want, but of course, they are not cheap, upgradable, or expandable. I also worry that even the higher end model with a 2.0 GHz ARM CPU and 512MB of memory will be overloaded with all the roles I want to implement. But, they do look very simple to administer, and time is money too.
Here is the hardware I have now for an Ubuntu server:
mATX case with 300w SeaSonic bronze PSU, 6x 3.5" bays and 2x 5.25" baysAMD Athlon II X2 250 (3.0 GHz dual core)ECS AM2+ mATX board with 4GB DDR2 memory (effective max due to cost), 6x SATA II headers, 1x PATA header, 16x PCIe, 1x PCIe, 2x PC
Ubuntu Studio vs. Dream Studio
location: ubuntuforums.com - date: May 20, 2012
Ubuntu Studio and Dream Studio seem quite similar.
Aside from the 3 obvious differences (XFCE for Ubuntu Studio, Unity for Dream Studio and the simi-rolling release schedule for Dream Studio), are there any real differences between the two distros?
Any advantages of one over the other?
Studio vs Ubuntu Ultimate, vs others....
location: ubuntuforums.com - date: August 2, 2010
I know this has been debated before, but the debates dont necessarily stay relevant if they are not recent and up to date.
How would you compare Ubuntu Ultimate or 'Ultimate Edition' against Mint? I have not tried tried Ultimate edition, but the themes look cool and it seems to have a lot already installed, which is nice since I have decent resources to expend. Im not looking for lite weight, at least not on my desktop....maybe on my pen drive.
Are any of the spin-offs especially good for gaming? I dont mean that they have games included....thats barely important with broadband, but do any have any nifty tools that improve wine or have access to more games or gaming tools or anything? More access to codecs and drivers, proprietary or not?
Do any have more impressive graphics and desktop customization apps that Ubuntu doesnt have by default? I like how mint makes Compiz and advanced desktop effects customization a little easier and more accessible....what does Ultimate or Sabayon ha
Ubuntu Studio Vs Ubuntu
location: ubuntuforums.com - date: November 24, 2009
Are there any significant differences between Ubuntu and Ubuntu Studio? Apart from pre-installed applications for Ubuntu Studio, are they not available for Ubuntu? My brother says (he's a nerd) that Ubuntu Studio is basically Ubuntu with a new theme and pre-installed packages. HELP ME PROVE HIM WRONG! lol
Setting up a home studio Ubuntu Studio vs. JAD
location: linuxquestions.com - date: July 14, 2008
I recently decided to set up a small home studio in order for my band to be a bit more independent. Right now I'm searching for the right software.
I want to use a dedicated Linux Distro for that purpose. However I'm not sure which one to choose. I have experience with both Ubuntu and openSuSE, so thought about Ubuntu Studio or JAD.
Which one would You suggest? Which one is better/easier to use/more fluffy?
And BTW. can anybody suggest a good laptop sound card suitable for music editing that would be well supported under either of those distros?
Unity 2D vs. Unity 3D
location: ubuntuforums.com - date: October 21, 2011
Since Unity 3D feels a bit laggy on my laptop, and I dont like its color (cant find how to edit the color??!!), I've decided to switch to Unity 2D, since I like the dark look more.
Now, for some reason, I have to maximize the dash every single time that I open it, which gets quite frustrating.. Is there a way to make Unity 2D maximize by default?
If not, is there a way to make Unity 3D open up a bit faster? (the delay is not that bad but I would like it to be faster) And, can I change the color of the dash?
My laptop has 2 GB RAM and a dual core CPU which should be sufficient for running Unity.
I'm concerned about the direction in which Ubuntu is heading. Sure it looks a bit more sleek and everything, but IMO they are trading off productivity to achieve this.
Unity 2D vs Unity 3D
location: ubuntuforums.com - date: November 10, 2011
Hi everyone! How can I tell if I have Unity 2D rather than 3D? If I have 2D instead of 3D, how do I get 3D? What is the difference?
I am using an Acer Aspire 1810T netbook with Ubuntu 11.10.
Unity 2D vs 3D Behavior.
location: ubuntuforums.com - date: May 3, 2011
I've been comparing 2D and 3D Unity on my CR-48 netbook to compare what would run better. So far, I think this netbook has enough power to run 3D without issue since I am seeing no benefits to 2D just yet.
That said, I'm curious about something. If you click on the Ubuntu icon in the upper left and then browse through the applications menu, I noticed in 2D the menu has momentum to it. When I scroll and let go, it'll continue for a little bit. On 3D, however, once I stop scrolling, it stops dead in its tracks.
I like that behavior, because when I see something I want and I stop right there, I want to be able to select it, not wait for it for another 2-3 seconds to stop moving before I can select it.
I know Unity 2D right now is very limited on features. But I'm curious if there's a way, perhaps through a gconf setting, to adjust this behavior so it's more of a static scroll?
I'm also curious if anybody knows how to change the icon size for the Unity bar in 2D land as well...
Unity, 2d vs 3d on 1015PEM
location: ubuntuforums.com - date: September 29, 2011
I just heard about unity 2d and thought i would give it a go on the netbook that is running 11.04 believing it would run faster.
That was not the case at all.
What i found was that it took a very long time to come out of hibernation and even when i saw the desktop i was still not able to do anything for an even longer time. Apps take longer to load and it very much reminded me of win98se in more ways than one.
So I tweaked and fiddled for a while but could not figure out what was causing it.
I find Unity 3d runs very well indeed anyway and have found the switch to the new style very easy (I admit i only just installed unity on my desktop last night, i was using the more traditional gnome layout)
I was wondering if anyone else ran into the same problem as i did
and if they overcame it , how much improvement is there?
Thanks in advance
location: ubuntuforums.com - date: May 28, 2012
I have just upgraded to 12.04. I am new to Unity and have a problem. At sign in, I can only log in under Ubuntu 2D, Ubuntu gives me a wallpaper but no launchers or top bar. Using 2D I am unable to change the launcher icon size or Compiz, and 3D is not listed as an option. Any help would be appreciated.
My System is Dual Boot with Windows 7
Details are Ubuntu 12.04
Memory 2.7 GiB
Processor AMD Athlon II Dual Core M300 x 2
Graphics Vesa: RS880M
OS type 32 Bit
Disk 131.7 GB
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