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Jun
25
reviewed Leave Open Update indicator label in c#
Jun
25
reviewed Close Install proprietary drivers 14.04 NVIDIA (steam segmentation issue)
Jun
24
reviewed Leave Open invalid partition table?
Jun
24
reviewed Approve suggested edit on How to get a drive formatted with exfat working?
Jun
24
awarded  Necromancer
Jun
21
reviewed Reopen Can't install VLC package from the PPA “The following signatures couldn't be verified because the public key is not available”
Jun
17
reviewed Leave Closed Is there a way to download linux applications from other computers?
Jun
17
comment How to make a bootable ISO from a bootable DVD using the command line?
@psusi Obviously there's two computers here, one of which has an optical drive. Also, most people use "iso" to mean "iso image file." It's rare and probably incorrect to call a physical disc with ISO-9660 compliant data written to it "an iso." Besides the answer that's already here, your comment, which is not specific to installing Windows, itself goes a long way toward answering this. Maybe this is a duplicate; I don't think it's off-topic.
Jun
17
comment How to make a bootable ISO from a bootable DVD using the command line?
@psusi There is no original ISO in this case; the OP has a Windows installation CD/DVD. Furthermore, it's very unlikely this is off-topic, as it's really a question about how to rip a CD to an ISO while maintaining DOS/Windows style boot information. And considering that we actually have an open and highly upvoted question about how to create USB media for installing Windows (from Ubuntu), this question would probably be on-topic even if it were specific to installing Windows (which it is not).
Jun
15
comment How to remove kubuntu desktop environment and change to default unity desktop environment?
"But when I try to remove it..." How are you trying to remove it? Is the exact error message actually no such package is there? (Please copy all the text from the terminal--for example, with Edit > Select All followed by Edit > Copy--and add it to your question. Thanks.)
Jun
14
comment Unable to install php5-mcrypt on Ubuntu 14.04
And if this is an Ubuntu Server system (or otherwise) with no GUI, How do I enable the “Universe” repository from the command line? should help.
Jun
14
revised Unable to install php5-mcrypt on Ubuntu 14.04
code formatting; added further descriptive tags
Jun
14
comment How can I add an account to the sudo list?
Or maybe a better one would be How do I add a user to the “sudo” group?
Jun
14
revised How to return to the GUI?
removed unnecessary signature (as per http://askubuntu.com/help/search?q=signature); improved formatting slightly; added gui tag; reworded title to be in the form of a question
Jun
14
revised How to return to the GUI?
improved formatting and punctuation
Jun
14
comment What commands should I use?
Open a terminal window?
Jun
14
revised Should I use Ubuntu OS on a new laptop supplied without an OS?
improved formatting
Jun
14
reviewed Reject suggested edit on adobe-kuler tag wiki
Jun
14
reviewed Approve suggested edit on IBus Keyboard Layout changing but can not type in Tamil
Jun
14
reviewed Reject suggested edit on adobe-kuler tag wiki excerpt