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    File management

    I have just read a tutorial on how to use the file manager in Ubuntu and I have one additional question. I have a kindle that I connect to the PC via a USB port I saw the icon for it appear in the...
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    Re: Ubuntu software

    Ah, I understand hy it was moved. Note for future reference. And Newb great sigline, makes me think of a man on a tread mill.

    Anyone else?
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    Ubuntu software

    What ubuntu software do you consider must have software? What software would you consider nice to have (don't really have to have but something to add if you feel like it)? What software would you...
  4. [ubuntu] Which desktop environment will meet my needs?

    I like Cinnamon however I would like a desktop environment where I can place frequently used icons directly on the desktop. Which desktop environment will allow me to do that?
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    [ubuntu] Updating, how frequently

    On my Windows box I update it once a week, how frequently do you update Ubuntu?
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    [ubuntu] Re: Ubuntu not updating

    Thank you that solved the problem, however now I would like to go into the why. Why would I want to put a check mark there?
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    [ubuntu] Re: Ubuntu not updating

    I have Cinnamon Desktop running, I go to the unbuntu software centre and click Edit, Software sources and I see several tabs and nothing for CD Rom.
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    [ubuntu] Ubuntu not updating

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    Ubuntu will no longer allow me to update it - The error message is as follows:

    w:failed to fetch CD Rom://Ubuntu 12.04.1 LTS_Percise Pagolin_-Release...
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    [ubuntu] Re: Desktop Environment

    Short answer no. I know about all of the windows 7 like desktop environments I am hoping for a windows 8 desktop environment.
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    [ubuntu] Desktop Environment

    Has anyone developed a Ubuntu desktop environment that looks and feels like Microsoft's Win 8 desktop environment?
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    [ubuntu] Re: Ubuntu 12.04 Lockdown

    Isn't Ubuntu pretty locked down right out of the box?
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    Re: Postfix, HELO and blocking spammers

    I use thunderbird for my email and it has spam filters in it that are quite good. Seems to me that using Thunderbird's spam filters are the simplest way to solve this problem.

    I am reading...
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    [ubuntu] Re: Netflix and commandline

    ok, Iexplored that link I must have missed that information. My apologies.
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    [ubuntu] Re: Netflix and commandline

    How do I tell the kernel to put a repository on an external hard drive?
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    [ubuntu] Re: Netflix and commandline

    Thanks to waren I understand the commands a bit better. However I would like to keep going so I learn as much as possible: What a repository?
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    [ubuntu] Re: Netflix and commandline

    I would like to ask for help when I pull apart cheesmill's code so that I can learn something about the code that cheesmill uses:

    I know the sudo command how about apt-add-repository? What is...
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    Free web service

    On my Windows PCs I run Mc Afee's Total Protection and there is a module that evaluates web sites for security concerns. While that software is windows based there is a web based version that is...
  18. [ubuntu] What are the most helpful networking packages?

    My wireless networking at home is fine, however I would like to explore networking packages, such as packages to tell me the speed of my network and ways to improve bandwidth via repeater placement. ...
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    Re: Make Me A Believer

    One of the problems, as far as I see it, is that we windows users come to linux with an expectation of seeing similar things to what we are used to or we come to linux with the purpose of proving...
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    [ubuntu] Folders in launch bar

    I would really like the ability to replace some of the icons in my launch bar with folders that can contain several related icons. Is this possible?
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    [ubuntu] Re: Unable to run a windows program on wine

    I too am trying to get Wine to run some windows software for me from within Ubuntu. The only thing that I have been able to figure out is that I need to run wine from the prompt. I installed it...
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    [ubuntu] Re: Windows user in Linux

    I must say that I am really impressed by the speed and simplicity of Ubuntu, I always thought that Windows 7 was the ultimate in terms of speed and reliability until I got Ubuntu 12.04, now I have...
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    [ubuntu] Re: Upgrading Ubuntu

    I see in what omeomi has to say the easiest way to stay upto date is using the updater that comes with the software. When version 2.1 becomes stable will the updater install the new est version...
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    [ubuntu] Re: Upgrading Ubuntu

    I'm used to Microsoft Windows that seems to patch their software a few times each day, then put out Service Packs which are sort of earth shattering. I 'm still getting use to Ubuntu's way of doing...
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    [ubuntu] Upgrading Ubuntu

    When I set about upgrade my installation of ubuntu to the latest versions every month or so what is the preferred method t accomplish this: downloading a new version from the ubuntu web site or...
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