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A software engineer, programmer, project manager, Gnu+Linux user, and a dad.


Sep
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awarded  Explainer
Sep
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awarded  Autobiographer
Aug
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comment High CPU usage compared to WinXP. Common aps and actions use 100% CPU cycles
You should be able to install gnome or kde or even unity (if you like that sort of thing), without having to reinstall everything.
Aug
25
comment High CPU usage compared to WinXP. Common aps and actions use 100% CPU cycles
What tag do you want? We may consider it.
Aug
25
answered High CPU usage compared to WinXP. Common aps and actions use 100% CPU cycles
Aug
25
comment What does init on Ubuntu do?
It is easier to write the functionality of init as a user process than to write it in the kernel. If it where written in the kernel, then someone would add a process starter that would run in user space, that is more flexible. Thus duplicating the functionality. Therefore it is best to keep the kernel part as simple as possible.
Aug
25
comment What does init on Ubuntu do?
init is the mother of all processes.
Aug
25
comment Okular can't read pdf files
Can you add to question the command you typed to get error, Thanks.
Aug
25
comment How can I make a link that NTFS supports?
is this an answer to you question? I am confused.
Aug
25
comment How can I make a link that NTFS supports?
Show us, in the question, the commands you typed to get the error.
Aug
25
awarded  Popular Question
Jul
16
comment Left Mouse sometimes stops working after Sleep
If you install evtest you can do something like this sudo evtest /dev/input/by-id/usb-Logitech_USB_Laser_Mouse-event-mouse change for the name of your mouse. There are 2 entries for each device, you need the one with event in name. Tell us what you see, in both cases (good and bad).
Jun
16
comment Giving Ubuntu the same ID as Windows
That is proprietary software for you( You are not allowed to do that), and why I only run Free Software gnu.org/philosophy/free-sw.html. Though it is ok for us to tell you how if we know. Hope some one can help.
May
20
revised How to partition my hard drive for Ubuntu use?
added 776 characters in body
Apr
30
comment how to shutdown a linux machine, including the root password, in 1 line?
@AditSaxena, to answer your comment: because I just added a comment, it could lead to an answer, but is not an answer.
Mar
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comment How to find and list all the symbolic links created for a particular file?
You need to search exhaustive, there is no count stored like there is for hard-links. See one of the answers using find.
Feb
7
comment Rename /etc/passwd and /etc/shadow for security reasons
I think it is possible to use a separate authentication server, to hold all the user passwords. The main server will contact the authentication server, when a user tries to log in. The authentication server is kept away from users (no direct internet access).
Jan
8
revised How to make bash stop tab autocompleting hidden directories
better title, and some paragraphs
Jan
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suggested approved edit on How to make bash stop tab autocompleting hidden directories
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