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  1. [ubuntu] Re: Only one software management tool is allowed to run!

    you may have a lock in /var/lock/
    if this is the case, it is quite easy to remove with sudo rm /var/lock/nameoflock
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    Re: Linguists Unite!

    maybe i'm just not very good at using google. i was searching for "fonts IPA scim" and then broadening it to "IPA linux" with a few other things. just imagining all of the time that could be saved if...
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    Sticky: Re: Maine Ubuntu Users

    i live in hong kong, but i'm originally from maine as well. windham, actually.
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    Re: Word association

    dandelion wine
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    forums are case sensitive?

    i recently asked a question about IPA fonts after searching and turning up nothing on the forums. for some unknown reason, to check if my question had been answered, i later typed "linguists" in...
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    Re: Word association

    valium
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    Linguists Unite!

    I am a little curious if anyone has figured out how to use either IPA or the American Phonetic System to write in Ubuntu. IPA is preferred, but both will be useful at some time or another. Most...
  8. Re: Our future, whe're our freedom? Free Software in danger?

    these people are right, if you don't like something, look elsewhere. the basic problem is that if you continue in pirating things with drm or whatever, you're indicating that there is still a demand...
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    Poll: Re: Why do new users sometimes have a hard time using Linux?

    i still think it's unfair to assume that new users are not trying. many of them spend DAYS looking at google and man pages before ever asking a question. if you're saying that people don't know HOW...
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    Poll: Re: Why do Newbies have a hard time using Linux?

    i don't think installation is that big a deal. my friend and i successfully installed several versions of linux, including slackware, in the early days of experimenting. i think the main thing with...
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    Poll: Re: Why do Newbies have a hard time using Linux?

    aiya! in the time i was typing this, people beat me to it on some points... yes, things are improving.
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    Poll: Re: Why do Newbies have a hard time using Linux?

    the possibility that linux is actually harder to use doesn't seem to come up very often, but it's actually worth considering. you have to remember that several factors are in place with microsoft...
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    Re: Bye Bye. I cant stand humiliation

    people got by for hundreds of years without smilies, but they also got by for hundreds of years without other things that we now value quite well too. i think that it's hard to be a purist about one...
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    Re: Why do people dislike Ubuntu?

    the fact that many ubuntu users are concerned with it overtaking windows and actually think this is possible is probably cause for alarm to many. at the end of the day, it's just another distro,...
  15. Re: What has your experience been with Ubuntu on your laptop(s)?

    i've actually been pretty lucky with the Thinkpad T40 I have. I've probably installed ubuntu about a half dozen times over the course of my early flirtations with the distro, and i've learned that...
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    Re: Is Ubuntu for you?

    i like it the most of all the distros i've tried but elive (but that was extremely unstable), especially apt-get beauty, but there are quite a few problems. on this laptop, at least, changing...
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