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  1. Poll: Re: Should Cannonical/Ubuntu buy a Superbowl TV Ad?

    I hold the conviction that word-of-mouth is the most economical and effective method of "getting the word out." Here's a counter-poll: What would you listen to more:
    1. A personal endorsement from...
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    [ubuntu] Re: Help me find a laptop

    Hopefully this one will suit your fancy: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16834220605

    It's got the Core i7 processor (it's a bit lacking on the speed), full 1080 screen (I...
  3. [ubuntu] Re: Convertive a WUBI installation to 'full'...

    Adding repositories and keys will only matter when you are installing new programs and/or doing updates. Also, you are correct that my procedures for backing up your packages will only work if you...
  4. [ubuntu] Re: Convertive a WUBI installation to 'full'...

    For you, here's what I'd do. Make sure you understand all the listed procedures before following through. Ask for clarification wherever you need it.
    1. Back up your home folder: Your home folder...
  5. Thread: CLEAR WiMAX

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    Re: CLEAR WiMAX

    I have it here in Marietta, GA (about 15 mi. Northwest of Atlanta), and it works very well -- it's VERY fast for wireless Internet service. My best advice is to get the home service, and hook it up...
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    [ubuntu] Re: Lock Keyboard for Baby

    You can also lock your screen when you step away.
  7. [ubuntu] Re: sudo chmod 000 / ;your password; blackouttt!

    Concurred.
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    [SOLVED] Re: filesystem suddenly went into read-only

    If you are running Karmic, there is something that checks on your hard disk's status regularly. You can find it by going to System -> Administration -> Disk Utility.
  9. Re: Guidance wanted with setting up a photo server

    Also read up on ".htaccess" -- it'll stop any bot dead in its tracks from indexing your photos.
  10. [ubuntu] Re: sudo chmod 000 / ;your password; blackouttt!

    First off, who advised you to type these commands? If it's not you and someone else on this forum, he/she ought to be banned.

    For future reference, here's how the chmod system works: The three...
  11. Re: Guidance wanted with setting up a photo server

    12K photos is about right for my four years of college. Now, let's get back on topic...

    Starting out with a basic LAMP (Linux Apache Mysql Php) server, you can install a script like Gallery...
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    Re: Guy walks into my house.

    If the guy stepped into your house, you have the right to shoot to kill for self-defense (in America, at least). It is often referred to as the "Castle law," which you can find more information...
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    Re: Commercialism

    At least it's not this: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Linux_XP

    I ran it on a virtual machine two years ago, and it's the sorriest excuse of a distro I've ever seen.
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    [ubuntu] Re: got a notice that my harddrive is failing?

    I replaced the Western Digital hard disk that came with my Dell not long ago with a Western Digital 320GB, 7200RPM Scorpio Black for $82 or so. Here's how you do it:

    Go to www.wdc.com
    Go to...
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    [ubuntu] Re: got a notice that my harddrive is failing?

    If you are interested in what's triggering this warning, you could go to System -> Administration -> Disk Utility. Attached is mine (with the disk's serial number blurred out). Please come back...
  16. Re: WOOOO! KIWINZ has decided to be more forgiving!

    How does a ban hammer look like?
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    Re: Techies' fascination with the CLI.

    I have no fascination with the CLI. It was merely out of pragmatism that I would use it when it happens to be the easier method.
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    [SOLVED] Re: Using Backspace-Button to go one page back

    1. Open up Firefox, and go to about:config
    2. Promise to be careful
    3. Set browser.backspace_action to 0

    Also, if you dislike double-clicking on the URL bar to select all items, you can set...
  19. [ubuntu] Re: Thinking about switching to Ubuntu- would like some advice

    You should also try out Ubuntu using a LiveCD. It boots into something that closely resembles a default installation, although it will be a bit slow (since it runs on CD) and you won't get 3D...
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    Sticky:Poll: Re: Welcome, Introduce Yourself

    Hello, I moved here from Texas to Marietta, GA about two months ago! I have been using primarily Ubuntu for about two years now and have used Linux for the past five years.
  21. Re: Count to 200 - BEFORE COMMUNITY RESETS BACK TO ONE!

    If you think you're going to get very far, you are sorely mistaken. [-X

    Reset... MUWAHAHAHAHAHA! :twisted:
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    Re: Count to 200 - BEFORE MOD RESETS BACK TO ONE!

    3 - those numbers are probably the numbers you should try on a lottery... if you have enough of these "lucky numbers." :)
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    Re: false gimp site

    If you are looking for GIMP for Windows, here you go: http://gimp.org/windows/
  24. Re: Apple will sue your buttocks for any apple-like logos...

    I hope the judge ruling over this case orders Apple to pay Woolworth's for their legal costs and pay the court fees.
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    Re: Let me Google that for you!

    On a senior design paper (graded by communications graduate students), my group got dinged for using the word "ancillary" for describing things that support a process. For the final paper, I put a...
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