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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.


May
26
revised vim cursor color change only applied upon movement
better tags, + link
May
26
asked vim cursor color change only applied upon movement
May
24
revised How to tell chrome what to do with a magnet link
update with info about bug in last step if lxde choice is made
May
24
comment What is “dist-upgrade” and why does it upgrade more than “upgrade”?
Besides what Eliah mentioned, the essential point is that apt-get upgrade will not remove or add packages. If a fix to a package requires a new package, the update will be held back. pablomme's answer, which you revised to be less accurate, is better and I'd advise readers to go to that one.
May
23
revised What do I do when Ubuntu 12.10 freezes while starting up?
more tags
May
23
comment What do I do when Ubuntu 12.10 freezes while starting up?
Which session are you trying to log into? Have you tried logging into a desktop environment that has less intensive graphics?
May
23
comment Youtube videos are slow?
So you say videos from other sites are streaming quickly, and the problem is only with YouTube? What happens when you run Firefox in safe mode? i.e. type firefox -safe-mode at the terminal
May
22
comment How do I change the wallpaper of the login screen?
At the risk of looking narcissistic, I just found my own answer very useful once again, so I undeleted it. :-/
Apr
18
awarded  Informed
Mar
20
awarded  Nice Answer
Mar
10
awarded  Popular Question
Feb
22
awarded  Announcer
Jan
26
awarded  Yearling
Jan
25
comment How do I use REISUB with an Apple slim aluminum keyboard?
Excellent. Some great comments/fixes in the bug report discussion.
Jan
16
comment Should I be afraid to install NVIDIA driver updates?
Nvidia drivers are particularly notorious for regressions, e.g. an update may break something, the next will fix it but break something else, etc. If you're happy with the current version, I'd stick with it.
Jan
16
comment Can't convert iso to img on mac
I'd try the DVD route before USB. See this to see why.
Jan
16
revised Can't convert iso to img on mac
link to download instructions
Jan
16
reviewed Approve suggested edit on Can't convert iso to img on mac
Jan
15
comment How to install Lubuntu Desktop Environment and ONLY the desktop environment?
I would start by just installing openbox. This will create an "openbox" option in lightdm. Then just install the individual parts of LXDE, of which there are only a few and configure your openbox to use them. Then use the openbox session to use your LXDE-only setup.
Dec
21
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