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  1. Where is the appropriate place to post a feature request?

    I'm not sure what part of the forum to use for that.

    Please let me know. Thanks
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    [SOLVED] Re: Zip compression questions

    That ^ is some good advice there ^. I have learned the hard way and now have enough experience to totally agree with everything you said.

    What gets my goat is some of that unnecessary and/or...
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    [ubuntu] Re: Java questions

    Anyone else? bump
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    [SOLVED] Re: Zip compression questions

    P.S. - I have a lot of coworkers who use Windows and that's why I cared about being able to zip and unzip files. I need to be able to deal with zip files for them.
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    [SOLVED] Re: Zip compression questions

    Likewise there several other packages and programs that were recommended for installing, but seem to already be installed, or another app already installed that offers same capability. I'm just...
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    [SOLVED] Re: Zip compression questions

    Thanks for your replies and advice.

    I just ran some tests and the native GUI compression app can zip and unzip files just fine. So I don't see any need to install anything else. Perhaps that means...
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    [ubuntu] Java questions

    For Ubuntu 14.04 LTS

    A) How necessary is Java for functional web browsing? Would I miss it much if I didn't install it?

    B) How much of a security risk is Java? Does it make me vulnerable to...
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    [SOLVED] Zip compression questions

    I recently installed Ubuntu 14.04.1 An online Ubuntu enthusiast/semi-guru recommended to me that I install packages zip and unzip via the command line as follows: sudo apt-get install zip unzip ...
  9. [ubuntu] Is Aptitude natively part of Ubuntu, or is it a 3rd party program that is installed?

    Is Aptitude natively installed on stock Ubuntu, or is it a 3rd party program add on that people install?

    I had thought that Aptitude was a 3rd party program that people install, but someone told...
  10. [ubuntu] Installing Gnome in U12.04. Two methods? What's the difference?

    I orginally found these two in a sticky in General Help.

    The sticky says to install Gnome for Ubuntu Classic interface do the following (see indented):
    For U11.10 use this: sudo apt-get install...
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    [ubuntu] Re: remove, autoremove, purge

    I have also run this (on my host Ubuntu computer and several guest Ubuntu computers both U11.04 and U12.04) and it worked beautifully as far as I can tell. Am I missing something?

    Here is what I...
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    [ubuntu] It appears to me that this works. How did it not work?

    I ran this: sudo apt-get autoremove brasero
    and it appeared to work dandy. So it appears to me that apt-get autoremove can take a package name argument. Am I missing something?

    Just to be sure...
  13. [ubuntu] Re: Laptop questions regarding dialup Internet access and config

    Her laptop is a 3 or 4 years old Dell. Forgot model name and don't have her laptop handy at this time.

    I'll check back with her to see how she's doing with it.
  14. [ubuntu] Re: How to close an on terminal screen message?

    That got me past that screen by selecting <OK> for me. Then it went to the next screen where I was supposed to select <YES> or <NO>. No was the default. I had no idea what to do there, so I tried tab...
  15. [ubuntu] How to close an on terminal screen message?

    For example, when I view Man files, I have no idea how to close Man and return to regular terminal screen. So I always close the terminal screen. That has been an acceptable work around for me, until...
  16. [ubuntu] apt-get, apt, aptitude comparison contrast questions

    Apt-get comes with Ubuntu. I get that.

    There are also some 3rd party programs that do similar things.

    Is Apt (AptUrl) a 3rd party app? Is it worth installing? If so, why?

    Is Aptitude a 3rd...
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    [ubuntu] Eurkea, I've got it after testing.

    Based on my tests (installing and uninstalling brasero repeatedly) the following is what did NOT work, and what did work.

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    All 3 of the things that did not work seem like they should have,...
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    [ubuntu] Re: remove, autoremove, purge

    autoremove runs fine now. I must have mistyped something earlier.
  19. [SOLVED] Re: What is best way to uninstall a program and its dependencies at the same time?

    I will further study what you said regarding:

    apt-cache depends packagename' and 'apt-cache rdepends packagename'

    Thanks for your advice.
  20. [SOLVED] Re: What is best way to uninstall a program and its dependencies at the same time?

    I see what you mean about scary warnings sometimes occuring when removing dependencies. I got one that wanted to remove hundreds of things I need. I almost wet myself. Thank goodness for the scary...
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    [ubuntu] Re: remove, autoremove, purge

    Please refer to my prior post for context.

    How about this?

    sudo apt-get remove --auto-remove --purge appname

    or this?

    sudo apt-get remove --purge --auto-remove appname
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    [ubuntu] Re: remove, autoremove, purge

    I'll check Wiki for Aptitude info.

    As for Apt-Get, I just reread the Man Apt-Get page in terminal and have refined my thoughts/questions to this:
    I like apt-get autoremove because it uninstalls...
  23. [ubuntu] Laptop questions regarding dialup Internet access and config

    I'm accustomed to using Ubuntu 11.04 on a Dell Precision desktop at my office, and another at my home.

    I just installed it on a coworker's personal laptop at her request. She wants to try it.
    ...
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    [ubuntu] remove, autoremove, purge

    Looking for an indepth comparison/contrast between remove, autoremove, purge and any other similar commands for uninstalling using apt-get, and also aptitude.

    Also, is there and aptitude version...
  25. [SOLVED] Re: Sudo timeout driving me crazy. How can I extend the timeout?

    Thanks, I haven't yet tried the above, but that should cover it.

    P.S. - I'm not sure if a tech who worked on my computer in the past changed my timeout, or if I just didn't understand. I will...
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