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    Re: What drives people away from Linux?

    I think that MicroSoft has done a fantastic job in Publicity. They killed the market share for OS/2, Omega, and all other true multi-tasking os's. In addition to that, their marketing was sooooo good...
  2. Re: Answers needed for my project at university

    1. Ubuntu applications can mimic programs an end user might be familiar with. This leads to shorter learning curve.
    2. Due to the speed of the OS itself, the work duration can be decreased. (Other...
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    [ubuntu] Re: Fan goes at full speed

    a workaround... you could type it in your phone as an email.. save as draft. Then access your email on your computer and copy the text.

    Silly...but it will work.
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    Re: [Solved] Panel Icons

    Yeah, I just got off of 1 month of Mint 14 Cinnamon. Nice but it wasn't Ubuntu.. well entirely! ;) I had to come back to Ubuntu. It just wasn't the same without it.

    I will live with it. After I...
  5. [lubuntu] Re: need help uninstalling, wiping hard drive so i can get different linux distro

    Just a thought, did you adjust your BIOS to boot from CD/DVD or USB first? I know I am really opening up a can of worms here.

    When your computer first boots up... you need to press the F2 or F10...
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    Re: If Ubuntu disappeared

    Mint...Debian based.
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    Re: Panel Icons

    Ahhhh ok then. I am glad my install is working correctly and thank you for the explanations.

    I can't say I agree with Shuttelworth, it is logical. It's alright though... the rest of the product...
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    [ubuntu] Re: I actually had some threats.

    Great Signature Tag line!
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    Re: Panel Icons

    Yep, got that... so now the icon has the triangle. Click the icon to open again. But wouldn't it be great to click the icon again and it automatically minimizes again.? As opposed to moving your...
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    [Solved] Panel Icons

    I am not sure if my machine is acting correctly or if it is not a function. 13.04
    When I open a program, of course the left panel shows it. Now when I want to open the program window I just click...
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    Re: What do you use your Ubuntu for!?

    Everything... I do alot of Web Dev for Charity sites. Nothing in Windows beats Geany IMHO. I do use Irfranview for graphics but thank God for Wine! So no need to use Windows!!!!
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    Re: Switching back to Ubuntu from LM14

    I never thought I'd say it but I kinda miss the Dash in Ubuntu 12-13. But my issue with them were that I just couldn't be as quick with them even after a year. So I thought I'd try Mint Cinnamon....
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    Re: Switching back to Ubuntu from LM14

    Oh, HAHAHAHAH Miho, just trying to stir it up eh? :D
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    Re: Grumbling again about Linux

    Yeah, well I am almost there myself. I was in the Air Force before the "Internet" and grew up 1st with mainframes all the way to distributed servers. {SHUDDER} Geez, I am getting old.

    Anyhow...
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    Re: [rant]Ubuntu hipsters? Really?

    We used to be called Beatniks....then Hippies... Nerds... Oh well.. makes little difference. It's about being happy.
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    Re: Switching back to Ubuntu from LM14

    Me, 8 years Ubuntu and just switched to Mint 14 Cinnamon. Love Ubuntu, love Mint... So there it is man, it's all personal preference. Nothing wrong or more right with either.
  17. Poll: Re: Ubuntu is Community.

    I agree and did vote as should everyone, I think.

    This forum has given me 99% of my answers to Ubuntu since 2008. It truly is Community based.
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    [ubuntu] Re: Going from ubuntu to XP (BSOD message)

    Wow, sorry about my amazement but it's been literally years since I saw a BSOD. (Faithful Ubuntu User since 2008)

    I have to agree.. "simply use a formatting tool to really erase your hdd; then...
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    [xubuntu] Re: Destination unreachable

    If you want to disable IPV6 I found this post for you...
    http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=87798&highlight=turn+ipv6
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    Re: Things that you dislike in Ubuntu

    No prob Chili.... <crtl><alt><t> and it pops up. :) It's all good!
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    Re: Things that you dislike in Ubuntu

    Well just got the kernal updates. It is what it is... Ubuntu is still better than windows! But think I am going to play with Mint for awhile.
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    Re: Things that you dislike in Ubuntu

    I was going to say nothing but there is one little issue.

    For instance when I left click on a text file, it doesn't open. I have to right click on it and choose open.
    Now I am not going to say...
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    [ubuntu] Re: Problems after updating

    Yep, checked Chromium and I am getting normal d/l rate.
    Checked Firefox, normal to a little faster than Chromium.
    Checked Chrome, it's about 10 meg less than the others.
    I did this at...
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    Re: Forum needs this I think...

    The "Thanks" button is a good idea however I think a little paragraph of "How I think you are awesome" would go a long way.
    I scan the forums constantly. By trade I am a Program Manager and have...
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    Re: What drives people away from Linux?

    Tough question, had a lot of experience with this too.
    Mostly what I have found is that people like the look and feel of Windows. Even after many explanations and actually running Linux on their...
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