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    [ubuntu] Re: Install Ubuntu on school laptop

    This is just down to personal taste but I'd go with VMWare Player and the Ubuntu 12.04 images.

    http://www.vmware.com/products/player/
    http://vmplanet.net/2012/07/ubuntu-12-04-lts/

    VMWare...
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    Re: Alternatives to Google?

    I completely agree. I've used GMail and Google services for as long as I can remember and not once have I had any reason to worry about my data or their transparency.
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    Re: Looking For A Good Free Email Provider

    I've never had a single issue with GMail. I'm interested as to why people seem to want to find alternatives? Lots of free storage and plenty of connection options.
  4. Re: Living with Microsoft Windows 7 for the next several years

    That right there is your problem. Windows 7 doesn't need all of these 'system optimisers'. Use Microsoft Security Essentials and once in a while run CCleaner. If you use common sense and stay away...
  5. [ubuntu] Re: How to take Hard Disk backup into external USB drive ?

    There's a Help page which describes your options here:

    https://help.ubuntu.com/community/BackupYourSystem

    :)
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    [ubuntu] Re: installation from usb drive

    This will help you with the USB side of things:

    https://help.ubuntu.com/community/Installation/FromUSBStick/

    As for the dual boot, I'm sure that Ubuntu will guide you through this during the...
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    [ubuntu] Re: Getting frustrated here

    Have you read this guide?

    https://help.ubuntu.com/community/Installation/FromUSBStick/
  8. [ubuntu] Re: How to make var folder lighter?

    I suspect you need to run:

    apt-get clean

    :)
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    [SOLVED] Re: Regaining the GUI

    What happens if you type 'init 5'?
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    [ubuntu] Re: SMTP failed

    Correct.

    More information can be found here:

    http://www.astaro.org/astaro-gateway-products/mail-protection-smtp-pop3-antispam-antivirus/30867-7-504-testing-port-465-smtp-ssl-solved.html
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    Re: Are you ready to fork out $40 for windows 8

    This, pretty much. I work in a Wintel environment and need to keep abreast of everything OS related.
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    [ubuntu] Re: Cannot install Ubuntu from CD

    I'm guessing the computer isn't recognising that the CD is bootable. I'd recommend using something like Imgburn to burn the ISO.

    Or try a different brand of CD?
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    [ubuntu] Re: Need help re-installing Windows 7

    If you want to wipe your current Ubuntu installation and start from fresh then I recommend downloading whatever version of Windows 7 your product key is valid for and installing from USB.

    I...
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    Re: So much spam...

    I have noticed that the forum is very open to spam. I've recently asked a support question and within a few minutes the answer was a spammer.
  15. [ubuntu] Change updates from Landscape to manual

    Hi,

    As the title suggests, I'm installing 12.04 with a view to install Zabbix but I've decided to monitor the updates myself. How do I go about changing my server install to reflect this?

    Thanks
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    [SOLVED] Re: MP3 Conversion / LAME installation

    Problem solved. I had to enable multiverse.

    All I need to do know is find a script to transcode MP3's whilst maintaining id3v2 tags :)
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    [SOLVED] MP3 Conversion / LAME installation

    Hello,

    I have an Ubuntu VPS with remote root access with lots of MP3s on that I'd like to re-encode to a lower bit rate. I've done some research and have found this page:...
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    [ubuntu] Re: ncftp upload / date script help

    And there is this as well. No matter how many times I tell people to replace spaces with underscores, they never listen.
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    [ubuntu] Re: ncftp upload / date script help

    Well,

    I've just started to have a play and I can't get the Authfile to work. No biggy though as I can enter the details manually.

    It does however appear to be stuck in a loop. I've chosen 7...
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    [ubuntu] Re: ncftp upload / date script help

    Fantastic,

    I'll be giving this a whirl in a little while and will report back. Thanks very much for looking at this, much appreciated!
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    [ubuntu] ncftp upload / date script help

    Hi there.

    I'm looking for a script that can scan a number of subdirectories residing on my VPS and find mp3s created in the last 30 days and then upload them to a single remote FTP directory.
    ...
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    Re: HOWTO: Find Your Installed Applications

    dpkg --get-selections


    ...should do the trick but you'll get a ridiculously long list. You could shorten it by piping to grep. ie:



    dpkg --get-selections | grep apache
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    Big name game titles and *nix

    It's been a while since I used *nix for gaming; my last attempt was WoW a few years back to some measure of success. I also seem to remember seeing a few petitions for game studios to release *nix...
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    [ubuntu] Re: Shutdown or reboot linux using email

    Everything you need to know about SSH is right here: https://help.ubuntu.com/10.04/serverguide/C/openssh-server.html

    And here:...
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    [ubuntu] Re: Shutdown or reboot linux using email

    Sorry to chime in, but Putty is a fine Windows SSH client. I use it all the time :)
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