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I enjoy using Ubuntu (sans Unity) and think open-source software will, and should, play a more dominant role in normal people's lives, but I am far from a Linux advocate. Or to put it another way, I'm more like a Linus than a Stallman.

Perhaps I'm the only one amused by this, but my most popular answers relate to opening magnet links from a web browser.

I like using the Awesome window-manager. Many questions about Awesome can be resolved by perusing a more experienced user's rc.lua file.

Most recently, I've been trying out i3, but I think I'll stick with Awesome as my main environment.


Sep
24
awarded  Autobiographer
Sep
24
comment How to install and run UNetbootin?
To clarify owl's comment, I was on an older version of Ubuntu and unetbootin wouldn't show me the latest versions, since I installed it through that older Ubuntu. Adding this PPA did the trick: I could see all recent versions and was then able to USB install a newer one (much faster than do-release-upgrade).
Sep
7
comment nautilus-dropbox : Depends: dropbox but it is not going to be installed
Yeah, installing the "dropbox" package rather than "nautilus-dropbox" is the key.
Sep
7
answered ubuntu server downloading dropbox directory
Sep
7
comment How to install Oracle Java on Ubuntu 14.04?
I'm going to assume you know how to follow the instructions to install the tar.gz file. The problem is that website doesn't have java 8. So how did you download it? Did you go to oracle.com?
Sep
7
answered Where is Ubuntu's drum roll sound located?
Sep
7
comment Where is the output file?
You have all the necessary dependencies like matplotlib? In any case, you'd be better off asking in a SymPy forum, not an Ubuntu one.
Sep
7
comment Where is the output file?
Isn't the output a QASM file? Then there is a package, qasm2circ, to turn a QASM file to a figure, as explained in the very first link on your linked webpage... btw, this is not an Ubuntu question.
Sep
6
revised How can I make Firefox open magnet-links in Transmission?
update for recent Firefox
Sep
6
reviewed Approve suggested edit on How to restrict some websites in Ubuntu 14.04
Sep
6
comment How to fix authentication password, when password is rejected?
What happens if you try "ubuntu" as your password?
Sep
6
reviewed Reject suggested edit on Grooveshark apps on Ubuntu
Sep
3
reviewed Reject suggested edit on Connecting Android 4 (Ice Cream Sandwich / Jelly Bean / KitKat) phone
Sep
3
reviewed Approve suggested edit on How to force Multiple Monitors correct resolutions for LightDM?
Aug
29
reviewed Edit suggested edit on MAAS add node failing
Aug
29
revised MAAS add node failing
formatting
Aug
29
reviewed Approve suggested edit on PureVPN connects but very slow
Aug
29
reviewed Reject suggested edit on Ubuntu 14.04 KVM guest issue with static IP address
Aug
29
reviewed Approve suggested edit on Is it possible for Ubuntu to work with MTK6572 Dual Core ARM Cortex A7 family CPU@1.2GHz processor in a tablet?
Aug
29
comment How do I disable overlay scrollbars?
Warning: Don't try this on 13.10!