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location South Africa (allegorically)
age 25
visits member for 2 years, 7 months
seen Apr 12 at 2:29

Used and enjoyed Ubuntu since 2004 or 2005. Disliked Windows since 2002 or 2003.

First experience with Linux in 2003. Saw someone else using Knoppix and was utterly enthralled. Later was sent a Dynabolic disk by a friend and was extremely excited by that. Have tried out many, many other flavors of Linux since then but mostly stuck to Ubuntu where I had a choice.

However, the latest is that I view the shopping lens of Unity as a symptom that Ubuntu is heading in the wrong direction. I have begun to look into other distros again.

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The birthdate I entered is farcical, as I prefer not to identify in any way publicly online, but the age is in the ballpark.


Apr
19
comment ubuntu: escape or exit superuser mode
Are you sure it is booting up into a root terminal? It sounds like it is prompting you to login since you say "I can type in my user name..."
Apr
19
comment apt-get upgrade failing due to dependency issue
You can manually clear some space. Try deleting temp and cache files.
Mar
16
comment How to run TurboTax online?
@isaaclw As of 2013 they seemed to have got more obnoxious about it. See user130547's answer below.
Mar
14
comment Ubuntu Update Problems
What have you tried? Also, more context please. What did you do right before this started happening? etc.
Dec
29
comment Wacom Bamboo CTH-670 is not detected
"Works with Windows, but I don't"—bingo!
Dec
19
comment Can I download Ubuntu 12.04 on a notebook/laptop?
There is not enough information here for us to help you (i.e. need more specifics on why/how the updates failed etc.)
Dec
12
comment Standalone Calendar with Unity Integration
@user114117 You may post your information as an answer or a comment. It does not belong as an edit to the question—particularly since you are not the owner of the question. I'm surprised the reviewers approved it.
Oct
30
comment Gnome 3 not displaying thumbnails?
Which packages?
Jul
7
comment How do I eliminate the extra title bar?
Excellent! No one seems to be mentioning state=maxhorz, but that is important, especially if you want to use the Window Grid plugin. I tried maxhori and maxhoriz and neither worked; should have figured this out. Took some searching. +1 upvote this answer people.
Jul
7
comment How to remove window decoration from Firefox 4?
+1 for the link.
Jul
7
comment Will it be possible to autohide indicators in some way in the future?
As long as we don't get a Windows "they autohide, and when you tell them not to, they autohide"...
Jun
13
comment Libreoffice Base reports not working after upgrade to Ubuntu 12.04
I tried what I could from there and it didn't seem to fix it, even though some of the things he said (missing "Sort" field etc) were true.
Jun
13
comment Libreoffice Base reports not working after upgrade to Ubuntu 12.04
@ObsessiveFOSS Yes sir, I understand. I'm just saying that I hadn't got around to doing it because you can't accept your own answers at first, and then I hadn't remembered (I don't check this site as regularly as some of the others).
Jun
13
comment Libreoffice Base reports not working after upgrade to Ubuntu 12.04
@ObsessiveFOSS Thank you, I understand that (look at my network profile and you will see that I have fairly high rep on some sites). The reason why I hadn't gotten around to accepting some of the answers is that on some of my questions, my own answer was the one that ended up fixing the problem.
Jun
2
comment Exaile Sound Indicator Menu Integration
Thanks for the help--I figured out I have to install a plugin in Exaile itself.
Jun
2
comment Exaile Sound Indicator Menu Integration
This hasn't worked so far. Is that because I have removed rhythmbox? (Surely not.)
Jun
2
comment How do I restart Unity
Brought the house down for me. -1
Jun
2
comment Exaile Sound Indicator Menu Integration
That's the first time I've used the install link. Very cool.
May
24
comment Wallpapers of only some users being dynamically loaded in LightDM
Thanks! What about the one that is using the default wallpapers, though? The default wallpapers changed over the upgrade; thus, that user had to change his wallpaper. Is that because it is dynamic?
May
24
comment Featureless Desktop on login
Try cleaning some of the dispensable hidden files and directories in your home directory. Sometimes there are things there that get corrupted or are incompatible between versions. Alternatively, try creating a new user for yourself and slowly moving over the things that you need. Let me know if it works.