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    Re: Windows 8 Metro is OLPC Sugar

    Perhaps people have read my comment too literally. My point was that Windows has always "borrowed" from other other GUIs of the day.
    Windows 3.x borrowed from GEM before it.
    Windows 95/NT...
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    Windows 8 Metro is OLPC Sugar

    Am I the only one that thinks that Windows 8's Metro interface is basically the OLPC Sugar interface? Surely, I can't believe no one else has made this observation.
  3. [all variants] Re: eeepc 901 won't boot from usb/sd. Working Mint 13 want to upgrade to UServer 12.0

    I tried the Escape key trick with the SD but not the USB. SD just hung with a blinking cursor. USB seems to be booting. Thanks!

    - NC_Jed
  4. [all variants] eeepc 901 won't boot from usb/sd. Working Mint 13 want to upgrade to UServer 12.04

    Sorry for the long title, but I wanted to be clear about the situation.

    I have an eeePC 901 with the 4 GB SSD and a working Mint 13 install. The Mint install works but is very very slow. I...
  5. Thread: FTP Syntax Help

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    [other] FTP Syntax Help

    I'm having a total brain fart on this. With Command Line FTP, can I specify a remote directory in a put statement or must I CD to it and put it directly?

    i.e. Will this work?
    ftp ftp.server.com...
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    Re: Wine Programs Can't Detect Mounted .iso

    +2 !
  7. Online reference of Windows application menus

    I ran across this years ago and am now unable to find it. Additionally, the web has grown since then and every search is basically a dead end.

    Somewhere on the internet is a clickable reference...
  8. Re: Universal Applets better than screenlets, gdesklets, and conky?

    mods, can we make it sticky? lol
  9. [SOLVED] Re: Copying files on a network share. Is this how it works?

    yikes, no wonder why it's taking so long. Thanks for the confirmation!

    -ABT
  10. [SOLVED] [Solved] Copying files on a network share. Is this how it works?

    I have a samba server in the other room, Ubuntu Server 10.10 based. On there I have several shares. From my laptop, I am trying to move some files around on the server's file system and it is less...
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    Re: How many of you completely switched to Linux?

    +1 Natty Xubuntu.
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    [ubuntu] Re: Some videos drop network connection

    Solution: Upgraded to Natty Xubuntu. Problem solved.
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    [ubuntu] Re: Some videos drop network connection

    no effect.
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    [ubuntu] Re: Some videos drop network connection

    unscrewed. Booted from live cd, went to ubuntu package search and downloaded network-manager and network-manager-gnome to disk. rebooted and installed from gdebi. phew.
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    [ubuntu] Re: Some videos drop network connection

    In following some text I found on launchpad, I uninstalled network-manager. i have my original install cd but can't find it in the list. I'm screwed. Any ideas how to install just this package...
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    [ubuntu] Re: Some videos drop network connection

    I'd say some videos. I'm not sure which ones, I just seem to have to find them. For instance, Boxee works fine with Hulu videos.


    Not that I have noticed. Perhaps I have just not found the...
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    [ubuntu] Some videos drop network connection

    Folks, I am running 10.10 with the Macbuntu addon (theming, if that makes a difference). I've noticed for a long time, when I play some videos, my network connection (on this computer only) drops. ...
  18. [ubuntu] Firefly Media Server - Autogenerate Playlists?

    Anyone know if this is possible? It looks like the SmartPlaylists are probably saved to a SQLITE database. Its kind of a drag to go in and manually build a smart playlist manually. If/when I hook...
  19. [SOLVED] Re: chmod doesn't work (says it does, but doesn't)

    Thanks for the feedback, both of you. In the process of trying to figure out this issue, I lost sight in the fact that I'm setting this up as a network SAMBA share for a couple of Windows clients,...
  20. Thread: refresher

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    [ubuntu] Re: refresher

    Don't get to use the background operator (&) so it doesn't hog your terminal session.

    Exec Shell Script:
    $ sh ./shell_script_name.sh

    gedit a file:
    $ gedit path/to/file/toedit.txt

    gedit a...
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    [ubuntu] Re: Windows installation cd

    Possibly not as long as he uses the Product Key on his machine for the reinstall? If I recall MS licensing correctly, there is the media and the license which are 2 distinct pieces. For that...
  22. [SOLVED] chmod doesn't work (says it does, but doesn't)

    What gives?



    blake@servey486:/media/usb$ sudo chmod -v 777 *
    mode of `Chandler' changed to 0777 (rwxrwxrwx)
    mode of `Gardner' changed to 0777 (rwxrwxrwx)
    blake@servey486:/media/usb$ ls -al...
  23. [ubuntu] Re: Compaq/HP nw8440 flashing screen/lock when lid closed

    Resolved by installing Lucid. Powersave works beautifully.
  24. Re: How to Install Citrix ICA client (Xenapp) on Ubuntu netbook remix

    From what I see on Google, this seems like an issue on the server. Does the function work from a Windows machine? I assume you've seen this post from Citrix support site, but if not, take a look: ...
  25. Re: How to Install Citrix ICA client (Xenapp) on Ubuntu netbook remix

    I found a solution to this. When it happens for me, the Dameware toolbar appears twice -- slightly offset from each other. I've found that switching desktops from one to 2 (or vice versa) clears up...
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