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  1. Re: Just Scratching my head, I guess I will never know.

    also linux machines can still get hacked and browsers are basically the same in windows and linux and most hacks these days go via browsers, not through media (floppy or USB drive) and then to OS.
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  2. Re: kubuntu on Desktop PC - Upgrade processor

    you don't have to make new installation of the OS because you changed the CPU. drivers in linux are loaded on each boot. system checks the hardware and loads appropriate drivers from kernel. so you...
  3. Re: Why do companies throw out good computers?

    although business grade laptops are usually very serviceable. consumer laptops on the other hand.... soldered disk drive, soldered ram and CPU....:cry:
  4. Re: Iv broken my Ubuntu after updating AMD graphics driver!!

    you need to check and make sure the drivers actualyl support not only your chip, but also Ubuntu version, xserver version, wayland version... all in all many things. if all of those things are...
  5. Re: Why do companies throw out good computers?

    plus here they often lease them. and this goes into costs and brings some kind of tax deductions. forgot exactly how it goes, but basically it is better to lease the car or computer for say 5 years...
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    Re: My plans for Linux

    Wine runs on MacOS.

    it is not an emulator. instead it convinces the software that it is running on Wine. sometimes you would need to add certain original microsoft libraries to make it work....
  7. Re: Downgrading Ubuntu (uninstall vs. override)

    there are no uninstall processes for OS. ever hear of anyone uninstalling Windows (the OS no the desktop as you could remove that in win 3.11 and earlier) or Andorid?!

    do not overwrite. you should...
  8. Re: Upgrading from 16.04 LTS to 18.04 LTS with mixed results

    looks like desktop linux and the way it is setup is causing the issues. i did home server upgrade and it was very smooth.
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    Poll: Re: Computer VS TV.....Who wins ?

    kids occupied my PC, so TV now. otherwise it would be PC.
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    Re: My plans for Linux

    yes you need to pay for redhat. however centos is built from redhat source libraries and fedora is redhat testing version (or more like releases between the LTS).
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    [ubuntu] Re: Sweet Home 3D: how to install?

    i was sort of correct. The Java3d-1_5_2 launches the older and packaged java 3D 1.5.2 instead of the default java 3D 1.6.
    for some reason Ubuntu with Nvidia Chip can not run 1.6. so using the other...
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    Re: the Ubuntu repository

    snap is likely made by someone else. i think flatpak also works on ubuntu.

    snapstore if you need more snaps: https://snapcraft.io/store
  13. Re: cpu performance degrades after upgrading our systems from 12.04 to 18.04

    check with top or htop what is taking over the CPU.

    i don't have this issue on server. in fact CPU barely has work to do (nextcloud).
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    [ubuntu] Re: Sweet Home 3D: how to install?

    I think one uses some old java or something. not sure exactly anymore, but they have it written in one of the documentation files. but in some cases the launcher didn't work while the older one...
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    [ubuntu] Re: Sweet Home 3D: how to install?

    start the java version. it will work.

    run the java file. the other one doesn't seem to work so i stopped bothering with it. not sure why it doesn't work. i tried oracle java, opensource java...
  16. Re: will the original player please stand up :]

    i use qmmp in qt5 mode so it integrates nicely into KDE
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    Re: League of Legends

    https://snapcraft.io/leagueoflegends

    DOTA2 is avaibale on STEAM.
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    Re: I have one thread going on "New to UBUNTU" but this is more advanced.

    to install nvidia drivers, you open additional drivers application, select the recommended ones and install them. for example: https://itsfoss.com/install-additional-drivers-ubuntu/

    you can also...
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    Re: Dropbox Alternative

    If you don't want to host is your self (e.g. like NAS)
    Otherwise there are:
    Google drive
    OneDrive
    Mega (encrypted)
    Spiederoak (encrypted)

    depends what you need them for or how you use them....
  20. Re: Who is your ISP & what kind of connection are you using ?

    lokal telekom, fiber optics 100/20 MB (or 100/50?!). anyway, no issues so far in 7 years.
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    Re: League of Legends

    i saw about 3 days ago there is a snap script that makes it easy to install it and then it will work well on Ubuntu (unless there is a strange update).

    there is also DOTA2 available which i think...
  22. Re: Minecraft (1.13.2, 1.14.1) freezing Ubuntu 18.04 (NVIDIA GT 730 with Nouveau)

    i would install the nvidia drivers from the repositories. with them you can run also some other things (oblivion, skyrim, Portal, Team Fortress 2, half life 2, left4dead...).

    when you SSH into...
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    [ubuntu] Re: Porting Windows on Linux

    as mentioned - very good alternative s are available. they are easy to use. Openshot, Kdenlive...

    there is also a professional grade option (Blender).

    why walk, when you can ride?
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    Re: I'm Confused.

    system updates, but not those that (i am guessing) are for desktop environment (LXDE). e.g. GTK libraries will be updated, but maybe file manager won't be.
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    Re: Why Ubuntu over Fedora

    actually the new installer over at the redhat/fedora are well made and to me are quite easy to use (especially compared to the old anaconda).
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