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  1. I love Linux: She’s Smart, Sleek & Teaching Your Kids

    "My journey with Free and Open Source Software (FOSS) was a combination of fascination, pragmatism, – and conviction. Today, there are still many computer users who are not familiar with the term...
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    Re: Survey request and comments

    I think that Linux can fill over 90% of the needs of my family and friends without blinking, but there are a couple of gaps:

    * iTunes - my partner has an iPhone, sometimes gets music from itunes...
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    Re: A Game for Women - elements & ideas

    I like many different types of games. Intuitiveness is important to me - I'm not a fan of long tutorials - give me a game I can pick up and play (ala many Wii games).

    I'm not a big fan of heavy...
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    [gnome] Re: Screenlets/Widget Layer/Compiz problem

    It's a recognised bug:

    Widget layer disappears when interacting with applications within the widget layer:
    https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/compiz-fusion-plugins-extra/+bug/356374

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    [gnome] Re: Screenlets/Widget Layer/Compiz problem

    I've been having the same problem. I have unclicked the 'end on click' option but it still persists.

    The widget layer itself looks lovely and is great for checking the calendar etc. - Oddly I can...
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    [ubuntu] Re: Screenlets With Compiz Widgets Layer

    Ok- in each screenlet's settings there is an option called "treat as widget" - click that and switch it on.

    This moves the screenlets to the widget layer - meaning it won't be visible all the...
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    [ubuntu] Re: Turned my screen off

    I did a similar thing (thinking it would be cute to see my screen all warped I chose a resolution that I knew was incorrect) - screen went black and I freaked out!

    Still I was able to fix it with...
  8. Re: What advice would you give to women who think Linux is "hard"?

    I left Windows when they were dropping support for '98. I had seen the problems that my father and brother (he's now a computer programmer!) had on windows xp and swore that I was never using it.
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    Re: scrapbooking on linux

    I have only just started getting into the whole - make scrapbooks and pretty collages thing, but I thought I'd just add that Picasa3 has a very nice "make photo collage" option.

    It also has some...
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    Poll: Re: Let's Jamendo people!

    I am very very in love with Jamendo - I think that the website is gorgeous, but the rhythmbox plugin is very handy.

    Just a note that this time when I installed ubuntu the jamendo catalogue...
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    Re: HOWTO: Australian Tax Returns on Ubuntu

    Just 'thirding' the above posts.

    I installed wine and the msttcore fonts, then downloaded E-tax from the site and right clicked on the .exe and opened in wine.

    No problems, it installed and ran...
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    Re: HOWTO: Installing Neverwinter Nights Platinum

    I am now running Neverwinter Nights Gold and Hordes of the Underdark. I followed the instructions here:
    http://nwn.bioware.com/downloads/linuxclient.html
    They're long, but they work. :)

    This...
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