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    Re: dual boot questions

    A couple of other thumb-drive-optimized Linux distros are Porteus and Puppy. A Porteus installation can be set to persistent or non-persistent ("always fresh") mode at boot-up.

    If you wish, you...
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    Re: So something strange just happened to me...

    Ah, yes. I see. I seldom open a blank new tab, and for me personally the ads there aren't bothersome. Not like content-blocking popups or embedded video.

    Oh, these silly Mozilla geek devs. I was...
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    Re: Humiliating old people

    "If some OS would be the same next 50 years, that OS would became as industrial standard in a very short time."

    I think, not so much, perhaps. There are good reasons for some operating system...
  4. Re: Some programming languages that honestly shouldn't exist anymore

    The old gag I've read goes something like:

    There are three reasons for using assembly:

    1. speed
    2. speed
    3. speed

    Not that I would know firsthand -- I'm a complete idjit except in a small...
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    Re: desktop differences

    @vellon -- yeah, you're absolutely right about Gnome 3. Completely forgot the dock, which I didn't use much. I kind of enjoyed Gnome 3 (running with OpenSUSE, I believe), and in the end I used the...
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    Re: Resume cracked by Tor usders

    On the drive that you can't read, I've had good success with TestDisk. My condolences on the Windows contamination. I too have Windows a dual-boot on one of my machines, and I rarely allow it to...
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    Re: desktop differences

    As far as the OP's request for differences between Unity and others --

    -- well, Unity seems mostly to rely on the left-side application dock and on the application finder. Those are kind of the...
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    Re: hard drive spy ware

    Probably the best general-audience article I've seen on the subject is the one on Wired: http://www.wired.com/2015/02/nsa-firmware-hacking/

    It appears that the firmware which operates the target...
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    Re: ubuntu and my experience

    Toshiba -- yes, I have an old 32-bit Toshiba laptop that is my go-to machine for distro-hopping. So far everything I load on it works pretty much out of the gate.

    But with regard to the OP -- I...
  10. Poll: Re: When Archiving Your photos do you put your photos on

    I archive to a hard drive, but for portability I would recommend offering both DVD or thumb drive archiving. Along with -- as not found says -- the option of upload to a customer's online storage. I...
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    Re: ubuntu and MBASIC

    I'll be darned. I used to use RapidQ on Windows back in the day, and it was darned useful for quick programming. Gambas looks like it has similar potential for Linux. Thanks, grahammechanical.
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    Re: Linux community! I need your help!

    Here are some questions for you to research:

    Is the Apache web-server open-source? How widely is it used? What difference has it made in the Internet? How about the SQLite database (which is...
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    Re: Big Brother is Listening

    The voice command thing is quite odd -- some people, and make that most of the ones I work with, absolutely despise it. We carry company-provided cells and periodically someone will accidentally turn...
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    Re: 14.04 Ubuntu possible are backdoored

    The sticky post mentioned by deadflowr is a good one.

    The OP might review this thread: http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=1887348 which has a short discussion about detecting "backdoors".
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    Re: What Distro made fall in love with it?

    Way back in the mid-90s I bought a Red Hat CD; it was OK and all. But the first time I really thought "COOL!" was with an OpenSUSE install in about 2004.

    Lately, though I love Ubuntu and use it...
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    Re: I need a laptop

    You can get a decent (not great) laptop for under 300 euros. Amazon has a Dell Inspiron i15RV for US $309 new, $249 used. There's a Toshiba Satellite with about the same specs for $306... I have an...
  17. Thread: a cleaner OS

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    Re: a cleaner OS

    I believe that when Ubuntu updates the Linux kernel it saves the old version as well. These should probably be cleared out now and then.

    Disk fragmentation is not much of a problem with Linux. To...
  18. Re: mozilla breaking away from google. how do you feel about google ?

    :p Lots of opinions about privacy and web tracking. What people have already written on on this thread seem valid to me, in the sense that all the opinions are understandable given different people...
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    Re: Why I still need to use windows sometimes

    Yep. Use what works. I use Windows 7 to load maps on my Garmin GPS. And if I have to do a little trivial programming for Windows (I'm not qualified for anything difficult!) then I use a .net IDE.
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    Re: budget priced laptop

    That's a heckuva good price for those specs. Congrats.

    I assume it shipped with Win 8.1 -- did you install as dual-boot, or wipe away Windows?
  21. Re: Give me reasons why I should use ubuntu over any other distro?

    As TheFu wrote, no distro is perfect. All have good points. No particular reason to convince you of anything, really.

    It depends on what you do with your desktop. There are specialist distros for...
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    [ubuntu] Re: Program icons on workspace?

    I don't use the left-side application dock much myself.

    I think what the OP may want is desktop icons. deadflowr gave you one way to do it; here are some other ways:...
  23. Thread: Ok

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    Re: Ok

    Maybe referring to the developer's preview of Windows 10, which does some keylogging under some circumstances. (See...
  24. Re: Too much distrohopping becomes a chronic disease

    How many of you have a handful of distros on thumb drives? I've taken to using Porteus from a thumb drive in "always new" (amnesiac) mode when I'm going online over airport wifi, and I have a couple...
  25. Re: Too much distrohopping becomes a chronic disease

    My desktop PC stays with Ubuntu (currently 14.04) but I have other distros on a couple of laptops. Manjaro is a good one, and I use Salix too -- like Manjaro, it's a fast-and-easy distro, but based...
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