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  1. [all variants] Re: BBC - Security failings in home routers exposed

    Thanks for the correction, CharlesA. I shouldn't have responded without knowing a lot more about routers and drives than I do!
  2. [SOLVED] Re: how to organize applications in dash home or the launcher?

    +1 to classic menu indicator.


    sudo apt-add-repository ppa:diesch/testing
    sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get install classicmenu-indicator

    I also use Cairo-Dock, which includes an...
  3. [all variants] Re: BBC - Security failings in home routers exposed

    The BBC doesn't really say anything about the OS. Now, I can pretty much guarantee if you find a way to connect a bare hard drive to a router you're not going to have any joy. So the Beeb is glossing...
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    Re: Windows cant see Ubuntu HDD

    All good suggestions.

    A utility for checking and repairing problem drives: http://www.cgsecurity.org/wiki/TestDisk

    I used the Linux version to repair a balky Passport USB external HDD.
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    Re: Anybody miss Windows 98 ?

    I suppose the look was clean, and it may be kind of retro-cool -- think of it on a steampunk-themed machine, for instance.

    I remember crashing it regularly just running a word processor, too.
    ...
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    [OtherOS_] Re: Repositories in Zorin OS

    As far as I can tell -- as a short-term user of Zorin, not having delved into the system in any deep way -- Zorin has a customized desktop environment and application set, but it shares binary...
  7. Re: In programming, is it better to learn "a little of lots" or "lots of a little"?

    Yes, learn enough to know what is the right tool for a task. Don't immerse too deeply, but know where to find the knowledge you need for a task. If you end up in a position where you program in one...
  8. Re: Ubuntu - cutting the umbilical cord to windows

    ...and, if you like the idea of having a Gnome 2-style menuing app as well, you can install ClassicMenu:


    sudo apt-add-repository ppa:diesch/testing

    sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get install...
  9. [ubuntu] Re: Down sampling audio from 24bit to 16bit in Ubuntu 12.4??

    OK, I'm not on my Ubuntu machine right now. However, if you open your flac file in Audacity and then use the "Export File" menu you should be able to choose "flac" as the export type. Then in the...
  10. Re: Ubuntu - cutting the umbilical cord to windows

    Yes indeed. Irfan Skiljan is, in my book, maximum good.
  11. [ubuntu] Re: Down sampling audio from 24bit to 16bit in Ubuntu 12.4??

    Do you have Audacity installed?
  12. Re: Ubuntu - cutting the umbilical cord to windows

    I believe you've got a single-core CPU, maybe 1.6 GHz? And 3 GB of RAM?

    I think -- and others will correct me I hope, 'cos I'm no expert -- I think that you'll be good on RAM with whatever distro...
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    Re: Equivalent to .exe?

    Nice overview, SeijiSensei! As a noob, I appreciate the clarity.
  14. Re: New OS - Old Laptops; what are the best options?

    Geez....I have an old Toshiba Satellite L305 that's run every distro I've tested, with wireless and other hardware detected automatically. I think a ton of these were sold a few years ago, and...
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    Re: What happened to Ubuntu?

    I'm using Zorin right now on an old laptop on the kitchen table. I've never tracked battery life on this machine (pointless, really, as the battery is mostly dead weight after all these years), but...
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    Linksys routers and "Moon" malware

    Not specifically Ubuntu or Linux, but something to be aware of.

    "Self-replicating malware has struck some older Linksys routers and Linksys has acknowledged awareness of the malware, called...
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    Re: What virus threat is Wine to my system?

    There is a good set of answers (it's a question with several possibilities) on http://unix.stackexchange.com/questions/1729/does-installing-and-using-wine-open-up-your-linux-platform-to-windows-virus...
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    Re: Careers of Ubuntu Fans

    You list "nursing" so you may be a people-person. However, I'll give a small shout out for automation engineering. Nearly everything uses computer automation in one way or another. From micro-surgery...
  19. Re: Raspberry Pi. For those who can't afford a laptop or desktop

    I looked into RP, and BeagleBone and Cubieboard, and pretty much decided that a reconditioned laptop would be as cheap, and usually faster. Plus you get the flexibility of installing many kinds of OS...
  20. Re: This site's web page I have trouble with in firefox

    Yeah, as one poster mentioned there are a LOT of ads on that page -- I counted about 6. In Chrome with no ad-block the page basically never stops loading, even over the T1 connection at work. Could...
  21. Thread: Idle Musings

    by Don_Stahl
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    Re: Idle Musings

    Oh dear. One who uses Linux to study insects might use Ento-untu. And to model the bone structure of immense ancient fossils one may need Bronto-untu.
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    Re: Why are basic things in Linux so hard!

    Yes, I think the difficulty with "run as administrator" versus "sudo" is a conceptual difficulty, with some things -- like the Samsung driver mentioned -- being more problematic than others.

    Of...
  23. [Debian_] Re: Should I install a different version of Debian?

    I don't know how Gnome Classic compares. I'm no expert... :confused: I have noticed that XFCE is snappier than Gnome 3 or Unity on the same machine, though.

    Here's a table. Note that these...
  24. Thread: Hey, im new

    by Don_Stahl
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    Re: Hey, im new

    Mmmm, coffee. My wife and I put a little cayenne pepper in it. Mmmm, capsaicin.

    Desktop, dual-boot Win 7 and Ubuntu 12.04. Old laptop, multi-boot various distros, currently Zorin, Sabayon, Salix,...
  25. [Debian_] Re: Should I install a different version of Debian?

    What desktop? If your installation runs KDE, then you might try switching to XCFE or LXDE. I dunno about the exact stats on Wheezy, but with some distros you might free a couple of hundred MB of RAM...
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