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Linux and open source enthusiast. Started programming at the age of 12, ditched Windows for Linux about a year later. Current focus is Android and web development. The desktop has taken a bit of a back seat.

Systems/technologies of choice:

  • Desktop OS: OpenSUSE
  • Mobile OS: Android, Sailfish OS
  • Web: HTML 5, PHP, MySQL, Javascript + jQuery
  • Desktop development: Vala, Python, or C# if I really have to

Sep
7
awarded  Enlightened
Sep
7
awarded  Nice Answer
Aug
8
answered Can't use nvidia driver
Aug
8
answered Dual Boot Windows XP SP2 & Ubuntu 12.04
Aug
8
awarded  Enlightened
Aug
8
awarded  Nice Answer
Jul
17
revised Tips to extend battery life for laptops and notebooks
added 202 characters in body
Jul
17
revised How do I improve boot speed?
added 151 characters in body
Jul
17
awarded  Famous Question
Jun
27
awarded  Famous Question
Jun
27
comment Using Ubuntu with a dial-up connection
Wow... Old school :o
Jun
27
answered I Installed 64 bit OS in 32 bit Processor
Jun
10
awarded  Famous Question
May
31
comment Permission denied error
@Takkat To my understanding he's simply trying to run a command as root, and not login as root.
May
30
awarded  Yearling
Apr
23
awarded  Popular Question
Apr
15
comment Shutter is using big memory
@ElijahLynn Every OS does. It's not inefficient as long as developers optimise their applications properly :-)
Apr
12
comment Shutter is using big memory
@ElijahLynn Because when you log into your system, all applications are starting at the same time and using lots of memory. By first letting all the necessary applications like Unity and Nautilus start, and only when those have been started start launching applications like Shutter, the memory usage is divided ~eavenly. Look at it as 5 people who want to get through a door. They can either smash into each other trying to get through the door all at once, or form a line and walk through one by one.
Apr
9
accepted Streaming music to Marantz M-CR603
Apr
9
comment Streaming music to Marantz M-CR603
Doesn't look like I'm going to get a better answer that this :-)