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Fonts like Calibri and Cambria resort to using embedded bitmaps when adjusted to small sizes. To disable this font behaviour, put the following into $HOME/.fonts.conf: <match target="font" > <edit name="embeddedbitmap" mode="assign"> <bool>false</bool> </edit> </match> Create the file if it doesn't ...


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You wouldn't say you car wasn't "letting you" drive it if you filled it with the wrong fuel. The software you're trying to use is not designed for Ubuntu; it's designed for use on Windows. The same basic principal applies to most operating systems. The software is not simply cross-compatible. I assume the "Microsoft 8" you're talking about is Windows 8. ...


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You're using Intel graphics and the current open source driver doesn't have what Halo demands. It works great on AMD and Nvidia hardware. I too have been trying to get Halo to work on my Intel laptop.


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There is a bug not allowing to modify Flash settings through the normal settings. There is a solution though. Go to the Global Storage Settings panel and make the changes you need (allowing the site) through there. Then visit the www.midomi.com site again and it should work.


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The biggest issue I have with dual booting is the fact that a reboot is needed to run a program from the other OS. Which obviously include closing all your running applications, sometimes just to run a quick program in the other OS and then come back, having to reopen what was open before. So, unless the program you need to run in Windows doesn't work from ...


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Everyone here is going to say Ubuntu is great, of course! However, I'd recommend keeping Windows installed, until you are sure you can do without it (especially for Microsoft things, and possibly gaming). Dual booting is slightly more irritating than a VM, since (as David Santos says), you have to reboot. It's not really that difficult to do, you ...


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I don't know of any legal issues between Ubuntu and Microsoft. Indeed, Microsoft is contributing to the development of several key technologies we use in Ubuntu -- most notably Linux and Samba4. They're not the same bad guy they used to be. There are other companies I would be more afraid of, with Apple being the primary bully.


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There are existing questions and answers for your problems. Can I remove the Skype panel icon? Hows to set Skype shortcut for opening existing instance?


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This is within a terminal window. Were you trying to click the button with the mouse? It's slightly counter-intuitive, but often the only way to move to those kind of buttons in the terminal is to use the Tab key. I discovered this many years ago when I first started using Linux, and had trouble finding an answer to what must have been obvious to everyone ...


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Newer kernels (3.0 or higher IIRC) support using the Kinect's RGB camera as a regular webcam. Suppose the Kinect camera is /dev/video0, you can run this command to get a video stream: $ gst-launch-0.10 v4l2src device=/dev/video0 ! video/x-raw-yuv ! ffmpegcolorspace ! xvimagesink That means OpenCV's highgui.cvCreateCameraCapture(0) should also just work ...


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You don't need Visual Studio to access MS SQL Server. If you're developing an application (as mentioning Visual Studio would imply), you need some library for your language of choice which would allow you to connect to the server. What is the language you're using? For example, for Python there's pymssql There's also FreeTDS, which, as I understand, is a ...


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No experience with ripole or .OLE2 documents, but from the man page it doesn't seem too hard to run from the terminal. Have you used the terminal at all before? If not have a quick read of this All I think you need to do is open a terminal then assuming the file is in /home/user/, make a new directory where you want the file to be extracted to (eg tmp) ...


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telepathy-butterfly which is a backend to the default Ubuntu IM client Empathy has just received support for the p2pv2 protocol, which will be the only voice/video protocol used by future version versions of the official Windows client. (see bug report and OMG! Ubuntu) Whilst these fixes are in the source code, it will take time for a new version of ...


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It isn't possible. Appindicators are platform independent, though, so you could implement a panel for Windows that supported them, and then applications using them would just work. But that is a fair amount of work. Perhaps it might be possible to port Unity-2D to Windows, but I don't think there's any proposal or will to do that.


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You can certainly try the approach I will outline below but I don't know if anyone has tried it successfully. Install virtualization software on your Ubuntu machine (VMWare, Xen, VirtualBox). Install Microsoft Windows Server in the virtual machine. Install MS SQL Server on the newly installed Windows Server. I don't know if any other way would work but ...


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I got this working on Ubunut using this user agent spoofer extension, http://spoofer-extension.appspot.com/. It doesn't work on the built in Windows Chrome 13 user agent, but if you use this user agent , taken from this site, Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 5.2; WOW64) AppleWebKit/535.7 (KHTML, like Gecko) Chrome/16.0.912.63 Safari/535.7 It should work. Note ...


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If you really want 100% accuracy, then buy Microsoft Office and install it through wine. Another possibility is to install the free Microsoft Word viewer.


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Update: Wine is apparently not an option. As stated in the comments, ASP.NET/Visual Studio does not work under Wine. Wine (a Windows emulator) may be an option. sudo apt-get install wine Then look in Winetricks (which is installed along with Wine) to see if it has a listing for ASP.NET. If it does, you should install it through Winetricks. If you don't ...


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Just bought it today. It works like a regular mouse, scroll works but is not smooth. Gestures doesn't work at all, those need to be implemented by reverse engineering. It has only one physical button, it detects where is your finger in order to decide if is a right or left click. with both fingers on the touch surface every click is a left clock, it doesn't ...


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While not a web-app, I am successfully running Office 2010 using PlayOnLinux (http://www.playonlinux.com/en/supported_apps-3-0.html) on 13.04. I use it daily and find that this is the best solution for the compatibility you are looking for. I've used CrossOver (http://www.codeweavers.com/) previously, but I find PoL works well and there's no cost.


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Both os need have the same bluetooth name and use same key (last working one) On windows key is stored at HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\services\BTHPORT\Parameters\Keys\yor_mac_address On Linux /var/lib/bluetooth/yor_mac_address/linkkeys To read or edit windows 7 key need "PSEXEC" to exec regedit as system account. ...


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start skype with the following command LD_PRELOAD=/usr/lib/i386-linux-gnu/libv4l/v4l1compat.so skype If this doesn't work, make sure you install the 32bit libv4l-0 package first. Your Skype is a 32bit version and it needs the 32bit libv4l-0 package (even though your ubuntu is 64 bit). If you don't have it install it by the following commands. sudo dpkg ...


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It is simple: This mouse has internal memory and you can turn off haptic feedback on Windows and mouse will remember your settings and on Linux (even if you change batteries). I've tested it myself, so I know that it works.


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Here are commands for MS Explorer touch, in case someone needs them: Haptic feedback off: usbconfig -d N.N do_request 0x21 0x09 0x0322 0x0002 0x001B \ 0x22 0x82 0x01 0x00 0x03 0x03 0x01 0x03 0x1F 0x00 0x00 0x00 0x00 0x00 0x00 0x00 0x00 0x00 0x00 0x00 0x00 0x00 0x00 0x00 0x00 0x00 0x00 Haptic feedback on: usbconfig -d N.N do_request 0x21 0x09 0x0322 0x0002 ...


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Not sure about an mms://, but here is on streaming media server option under Linux: MediaTomb MediaTomb is an open source (GPL) UPnP MediaServer with a nice web user interface, it allows you to stream your digital media through your home network and listen to/watch it on a variety of UPnP compatible devices. http://mediatomb.cc/ I think you can also pay ...


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Visual Studio would run like death on Ubuntu, but if C++ is your target language, there are way better options out there, many of which are free. Try Eclipse: http://www.eclipse.org/ or Code::Blocks: http://www.codeblocks.org/ Both are very popular.


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Jammy, Welcome to AskUBUNTU.com If I understood your question well, it is simply because unless you use programs like WINE` , etc there is no way of running win32 applications on Linux kernel. If you would like to evaluate Windows 8, install VMware and specify a virtual machine for it (i.e. 1 CPU core, 1 GB of RAM and 20 GB of Hard-Disk) to test and see ...


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Ubuntu hasn't stopped you from downloading anything. It has stopped you from running / installing something. This is a bit like asking why your shiny new mp3 player can't play your grannies old gramophone records: They are both music but they are in different formats. In the same way Ubuntu is not Windows and Ubuntu and Windows do not understand each ...


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There is a solution mentioned in another post. You might try this: ubuntuone-for-windows-does-not-work-i-got-problem-opening-the-ping-url-error


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Instead of putting the XML code in /etc/fonts/conf.d/50-user.conf (which actually just includes files from $HOME/.config/fontconfig/conf.d or $HOME/.config/fontconfig/fonts.conf) put the XML code in a file under the two mentioned directories in your $HOME/.config/fontconfig/ directory. Don't mess with the system configuration files as this will make system ...



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