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    [all variants] Re: Linux And adobe

    Flash will be supported for 5 years by which time Firefox/Opera etc will have started to use pepper/HTML5. as the replacement.
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    Re: Are computers getting harder to use?

    No they are not people are getting lazy. At 63 I find the latest offerings very refreshing, And able to do things in a much more civilised way.
  3. [ubuntu] Re: need a good bittorrent client that can handle magnet links.

    qbittorrent also handles magnet links. there is a firefox add-on to handle magnet links, tranmission also does the job.
  4. [all variants] Re: The complete mess that is called Abiword

    Abiword is not dead in any way the stable version is still outstanding. Its a Ubuntu problem releasing alpha software happens all the time.
  5. [ubuntu] Re: Updating apps that do not receive automatic updates

    The easiest way to answer your question is Ubuntu is not a rolling release its a 6 monthly cycle so most updates are security based. Siduction/Archlinux/Sabyon/Gentoo etc are and get the latest and...
  6. [ubuntu] Re: screen resolution reverts automatically to the wrong setting

    its gksudo nvidia-settings you need
    don't forget to save the settings
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    Re: Hard drives failing over and over

    Well I'm a bit lax never backed up and in 15 years never had a drive fail that's all brands. Running continuous has a big advantage as most components fail on start-up + every component is running at...
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    Re: What can Windows do that Linux can't?

    I really don't know what you guys do
    My wife uses Ms exclusively at work, I only use Linux she jumps on my desktop opens up her work from the office and never complains about Libreoffice,
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    Re: What can Windows do that Linux can't?

    Perhaps its Ms Office thats has comparability problems, People are to quick to put the finger of blame> Ms goes out of its way to be incompatible. try softmaker office for Linux instead.
  10. [ubuntu] Re: Unable to use HDD with bad sectors, how to fix?

    Turn smart data of in your bios then you wont get any messages till it runs out of spare sectors.
    you could also try to repair it with a program on Hirons boot disk yes it can be done i've done it...
  11. Re: Maybe I'm dense, but what's so bad about Gnome3?

    Nothing at all wrong with Gnome 3 nothing at all.
    The problem is users they don't like change?
    They tend to use workflow now as people got fed up with shut-down complaint.
    I bet most that do the...
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    Re: Can't decide which distro to try next

    I use Arch/Slackware
    test says they mayby to hard for me?
  13. Re: What are your favorite Linux Distros of 2012?

    Arch Linux for 6 years in a row
    Then Mint 13 Cinnoman
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    Re: Arch Linux Installation

    You should really use the netinstall its much faster and always upto date. also you don't get any update problems that you can get with the core discs.
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    Re: Looking for an OS

    I don't know what your doing to use 240mb Arch 32bt with open box using slim to login 75mb fully working desktop 130 for 64bt. Crunchbang 32bt 55mb at desktop.
    Arch 32bt with gnome3 shell 135mb 185...
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    Re: Are you married? If so, how long

    Well I'm on my 3rd and last marriage
    13 years 1st + 1 house 3 children
    13 years 2nd + 1 house no children thank god
    8 years present (gave her the 2 houses to save the paper work) 2 little boys I...
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    [xubuntu] Re: acrobat pro equivalent in linux?

    Your post is very misleading
    you should really look in the software center type pdf in search
    a clue if you just want to read pdf acrobat, is the adobe reader
    to edit you you can use. pdfedit,...
  18. [other] Re: Missing MP3 disc burner on Ubuntu/Linux.

    I use Verbatim and only verbatim for disc burning,
    brasero as good as it is does not work for every one there are others like xburn k3b etc.
    you don't need any mp3 codecs to burn a mp3 disc as its...
  19. [ubuntu] Re: Need to edit Linux files from Windows 7

    Use the parted magic live cd it runs as root either burn to disc or put on a stick
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    [gnome] Re: Skype Icon missing in Gnome Panel

    He is using gnome panel not unity
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    [SOLVED] Re: Worst Ubuntu experience yet!

    use the alternative install disk there is a problem for some with the live CD.
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    [ubuntu] Re: Nero Linux

    There is nothing wrong with brasero as a basic burner I use it for convenience, That said I paid a lot of money for my Plextor dvd writer which I use for serious work then I use Nero to compliment it...
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    [ubuntu] Re: Nero Linux

    Who may be sorry
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    [ubuntu] Re: Nero Linux

    You give your email then download
    Its a good bit of kit in Linux
  25. [ubuntu] Re: Nouveau or Nvidia proprietary drivers? (cur. status)

    Never had a problem with Nvidia in 6 years, always download from Nvidia and install the Nvidia way.
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