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Building a computer from scratch gives you the perfect machine for your needs, but it can be daunting the first time around. In this edition of Lifehacker Night School, we'll be taking you through the buying, building, and installation process step-by-step. Today, we're going to start with a little computer hardware basics. While you could just go to the store and buy a Dell, you might find that you're happier with a custom-built machine.
Ubuntu ( / ʊ ˈ b ʊ n t uː / uu- BUUN -too ) [ 8 ] [ 9 ] is a computer operating system based on the Debian Linux distribution and distributed as free and open source software , using its own desktop environment . It is named after the Southern African philosophy of ubuntu ("humanity towards others") or another translation would be: "the belief in a universal bond of sharing that connects all humanity". [ 10 ] As of 2012, according to online surveys, Ubuntu is the most popular Linux distribution on desktop/laptop personal computers , [ 11 ] [ 12 ] [ 13 ] [ 14 ] and most Ubuntu coverage focuses on its use in that market. However, it is also popular on servers and for cloud computing . [ citation needed ]
Wine is a free and open source software application that aims to allow applications designed for Microsoft Windows to run on Unix-like operating systems . Wine also provides a software library , known as Winelib , against which developers can compile Windows applications to help port them to Unix-like systems. [ 2 ] Wine is a compatibility layer . It duplicates functions of Windows by providing alternative implementations of the DLLs that Windows programs call, [ 3 ] and a process to substitute for the Windows NT kernel .
The following is the list of open-source hardware projects that includes computer systems and components, cameras, radio, telephony, science education, machines & tools, robotics, renewable energy, home automation, medical & biotech, automotive, prototyping, test equipment, and musical instruments.