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    Re: Are you ready for the snow?

    Even up here, our Canadian networks--who usually laugh at the US' overreaction to a bit of snow--are pretty serious about this.

    Bonne chance!
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    [ubuntu] Re: Generally Slow System

    I asked the same question on askubuntu and was directed to these threads:

    http://askubuntu.com/questions/2194/how-can-i-improve-overall-system-performance
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    Re: Canadians: Where are the Maritimers/Newfies?

    This thread is right some old.

    Nova Scotia, here.
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    Poll: Re: Who still wants Physical Media?

    Like others, I like physical things.

    I buy books (never use E-readers) purchase music when I am able (most often in vinyl format), and prefer to organize my life in pen-and-paper format, rather...
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    Re: Terminal Computer Specifics

    I figured conky wasn't, thanks for the info--apologies for my ignorance.
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    Re: How do you keep yourself organized?

    This isn't totally in the spirit of the question, but despite not being a luddite I have never been able, nor have I had the desire, to organize things on digital devices.

    I use my computer(s) for...
  7. Poll: Re: Do you prefer the free radeon graphics driver or the proprietary fglrx driver?

    Since installing 12.10 I haven't gone back to fglrx and things have been fine. The last time I tried to install it on 12.04 it gave me some grief and I had to reformat, nothing lost, just an...
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    Re: Terminal Computer Specifics

    And thanks, still trying to sort it out. I am still new-ish so it's probably best if I do try to install from the software centre.

    It's something I'd like to try, but I just fear I won't use it...
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    Re: Terminal Computer Specifics

    Does that add it to the normal terminal? I never 'log in' at a terminal level.
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    Re: Canadians can be a little crazy

    Judging by their measurements of the baby, and given that it's Canada it was probably 145 kilos, so about 320 lbs.
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    Terminal Computer Specifics

    This is a dumb question, but something I haven't been able to figure out--even by searching, mostly because I don't even know what to call it.

    This is not my screenshot, but another persons. I...
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    Re: Canadians can be a little crazy

    I'm in NS and we just came out of a week of cold. Nothing like the west, but it's damp--and that makes a difference.

    A few days of -30+ with wind chill. Brr.
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    Re: Happy New Year Screenshots

    Pretty unexciting, still getting used to things and learning what sort of further customizations I can do.

    I like it clean, simple, and reasonably uncluttered.
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    Re: Canadians can be a little crazy

    Rick Mercer is awesome, he's always going to these sorts of strange jobs across the country.

    Cool job.
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    Re: Gnome Panels Gone!

    I ran this:


    rm -rf .gnome .gnome2 .gconf .gconfd .metacity .cache .dbus .dmrc .mission-control .thumbnails ~/.config/dconf/user ~.compiz*

    And it fixed the problem. It reset more than I would...
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    Re: Gnome Panels Gone!

    Thank you. I don't think it is a graphics glitch--in fact, I know this is 'user caused'. I went to delete a weather icon from that side of the bar and then all of a sudden everything disappeared,...
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    Gnome Panels Gone!

    This is rather embarrassing...Somehow while fiddling around with adding and removing things from my Gnome top panel I managed to remove the whole of what resides on the right side.

    That is, the...
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    Re: Show off your Desktop

    Not meaning to derail, but how does one make Terminal do that--give the system info like that?
  19. [ubuntu] Re: New monitor: text flickers when I scroll down/up

    Someone who likely knows more than me could weigh on this one as well, but I have experienced something like what you're experiencing in the past in this and other OSs and 90% of the time it has had...
  20. Re: What Itís Like To Be An Ubuntu User In The Linux world

    I am a new user to Linux in general, and started with Ubuntu.

    I have seen the hate-on people seem to have for it and haven't rightly understood it. I get that a lot of it is probably due to its...
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    Re: What will move you away from a dual boot PC

    For now, games.

    I've been told and assured that there maybe ways to do everything I want on Linux but the time required to learn how to do that and then implement it, truthfully, is more than I...
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    Re: How to burn .iso files to DVD properly

    Thanks, Lisati.

    It may well have been the problem that I didn't burn as image, I likely forgot. I'll give it a whirl tonight and see if this is resolved.

    Thanks
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    How to burn .iso files to DVD properly

    I was going to start a thread about this on my own.

    For the first time, last night, I tried to burn a DVD in Ubuntu. I had done it dozens upon dozens of times in Windows (this was a few years...
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    Poll: Re: What is your age and what do you use ubuntu for?

    Wouldn't surprise me. I have no reason to stop, the learning curve is only going to get more gradual and easy from here on in.

    I imagine at some point I will stop caring a whole lot about games...
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    Poll: Re: What is your age and what do you use ubuntu for?

    I'm 25.

    I moved out for good 3 years ago, at the end of my first degree, the place I was moving too wasn't big enough to have a desk that could handle monitor/desktop rig+laptop+lamp+reading space...
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