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  1. Thread: WebApps?

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    Re: WebApps?

    Yea, I kind of go back and forth with it. I like the concept of targeted ads - it's just question of who's doing the tracking and what they're doing with the data. I've actually found some pretty...
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    Re: Things that you dislike in Ubuntu

    The numbers are speaking otherwise? That whopping 2%?
    It just seems like it's fine to quote numbers as proof of doing something right, but if there's any criticism it's "well - we don't care about...
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    [SOLVED] Re: Trying to install Ubuntu onto my laptop

    Yea, sorry - it's been awhile since I've had to mess with it. I know there is a place where you can get that setting in there on the liveUSB setup. I do not recall off the top of my head, but I know...
  4. Thread: WebApps?

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    Re: WebApps?

    LOL well, that's good to know. Will be turning that junk off asap.

    Here I thought it was at least going to give me some handy notifications and whatnot.
  5. Thread: WebApps?

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    Re: WebApps?

    Update.
    After a few hours now since I agreed to install these apps (I just set up 13.04 recently) - randomly out of nowhere the "online accounts" settings box popped up, and asked me to confirm my...
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    [SOLVED] Re: Trying to install Ubuntu onto my laptop

    You don't need to do it in the bios - you can set the flags in grub so that it disables. the "nofb" flag specifically.
    Actually - if I recall - on my MBA, i actually set "framebuffer=0" somewhere,...
  7. Re: Wifi in windows 8 not working after disabling wireless in ubuntu 12.04

    Look into "netsh" script shell for windows. You basically want to run this :

    netsh interface set interface name="Local Area Connection" admin=enabled

    Where interface name="[your interface...
  8. Thread: WebApps?

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    WebApps?

    Running 13.04 x64. Generally everything seems to be okay.

    I'm slightly confused as to the function of "WebApps" though. So far i've been asked to install them for gmail, facebook, twitter, g+, and...
  9. Re: Alternatives to skype needed that wont randomly crash.

    I generally have not been happy with the way skype has developed over the last bunch of months. It's like a facebook desktop app now - which drives me up a wall. I just want video/voice features -...
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    [SOLVED] Re: Trying to install Ubuntu onto my laptop

    Check this out :
    https://wiki.ubuntu.com/FrameBuffer#How_to_disable_the_framebuffer

    I had the exact same problem trying to setup on a macbook air - this took care of it.
    What I found on my MBA...
  11. Re: Multiple HDMI Outputs with Different Audio

    It's kinda tough to find onboard hardware with multiple independent output channels.
    Your best bet would probably be external cards like this :...
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    Re: Things that you dislike in Ubuntu

    I get what you're saying re "Linux is not windows" - nor should it be.
    There are basic usability concepts that apply regardless of platform however - that I think Linux - or really in the context...
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    Re: Things that you dislike in Ubuntu

    I would say that if you're going to take the "we know better than you, we're going to protect you from yourself" route - then the system needs to be more capable of dealing with these issues in a way...
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    [all variants] Re: Recommend A Laptop For Me Please

    Check out asus laptops on newegg. I have two - and you really can't beat the specs for the price. The one i'm still running windows on is an i7 with 8gb of ram and I believe a TB hard drive. has HDMI...
  15. Re: What can be done to generate a lot of interest in Linux from Windows users..?

    also - i don't really see the way it's handled in linux as saving people from themselves. It doesn't take much to type "sudo" or enter a password. If someone is unaware that what they're about to do...
  16. Re: What can be done to generate a lot of interest in Linux from Windows users..?

    You don't have to mimic windows. But again - one system has over 80% market share, one is < 2%. You do the math. It's worth at least asking the question. The very first line of the very first post...
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    Re: Hypothetical Linux Malware Question.

    After reading more of the discussion in here - i'd also like to point out that a lot of malware doesn't NEED a password. A password would really only be useful for executing against certain protected...
  18. Re: What can be done to generate a lot of interest in Linux from Windows users..?

    Basically what it comes down to - is I've logged in. I've authenticated. If I tell the system to do something - i shouldn't have to re-authenticate, except in a few very very sensitive cases. The...
  19. Re: What can be done to generate a lot of interest in Linux from Windows users..?

    It's highly relevant when you're talking about a system that enjoys 80+% market share, and wanting to capture some of that. Users are comfortable/happy with windows, and don't see linux as a useful...
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    Re: Hypothetical Linux Malware Question.

    This block pretty much sums up the problem with windows. It's not so much a problem with the system, it's how the system is used.
    Running a windows user account as a member of the administrators...
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    Re: Hypothetical Linux Malware Question.

    Which at the end of the day is the main security problem with windows. The idea that the system it's self is inheritly less secure simply because it's windows is frankly off-base. It's less secure...
  22. Re: What can be done to generate a lot of interest in Linux from Windows users..?

    What I meant by the power users thing - is that linux users tend to be the type that WANT to tinker. We're more willing to get frustrated with systems like windows and are drawn to the roll-your-own...
  23. Re: Why agile software development model is used by Microsoft?

    Microsoft doesn't just use one model. Different groups within microsoft use different models depending on their needs from what I understand.

    It makes sense, as for the last several years they've...
  24. Re: What can be done to generate a lot of interest in Linux from Windows users..?

    Could not agree more.
    Linux users tend to be "power users" in general. The average consumer/computer user however is not. For the vast majority of people out there, windows is just fine

    Linux -...
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    Re: Things that you dislike in Ubuntu

    I'm not really sure what you're getting at with the secure/restricted boot thing. I've had absolutely no problems booting into linux from a windows machine using a live USb or a CD. Macs on the...
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