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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.


Feb
21
awarded  Quorum
Feb
21
answered So, what is the advantage of using the terminal?
Feb
20
comment Ignore finger resting at the bottom of trackpad [unibody macbook pro]
@zookalicious you can adjust the speed.
Feb
20
comment Install Ubuntu on MacBook Pro Late 2011
Are you saying you were unable to boot from the Ubuntu LiveCD?
Feb
18
comment How to automount a partition on boot / Como hago para montar un particion al inicio del sistema?
pysdm is a small program that will edit your fstab for you. It's smart about picking the default choices.
Feb
17
comment I erased osx when i installed ubuntu, how do i set up dual boot
If you haven't found the answer by now, I would suggest just installing Snow Leopard and let the install wipe out your Ubuntu. Then follow the usual instructions to install Ubuntu alongside OS X.
Feb
17
comment I erased osx when i installed ubuntu, how do i set up dual boot
There are a lot of pages about installing Ubuntu alongside an already existing OS X installation...I think this is the first time I've seen someone asking how to install OS X on an Ubuntu MacBook Pro! This might actually be quite tricky...the Ubuntu installer expects there to be other OSes, I suspect the OS X installer will complain.
Feb
17
comment Ignore finger resting at the bottom of trackpad [unibody macbook pro]
Alternatively, type at the terminal sudo apt-get install xserver-xorg-input-mtrack
Feb
17
comment “apt-get” not finding packages on Terminal
Glad to hear the good news. Is your new driver fitting your expectations (after tweaking)? Also, apt-get seems to be working for you now that intalled that repository... I think maybe initially something was turned off for you for whatever reason.
Feb
17
comment Battery usage management
I'm using the 12.04 alpha 2, and it's great. It's supposed to be a very stable release cycle, so if my suggestion in my answer doesn't work out for you, maybe you should consider upgrading.
Feb
17
answered Battery usage management
Feb
17
comment No Grub Menu at start up after installing Ubuntu 11.10
Ok. Here's a way to add the Windows partition to the grub menu: ubuntuincident.wordpress.com/2011/07/21/… Let me know if it works.
Feb
17
revised Update Manager unable to get updates
make title more understandable
Feb
17
suggested approved edit on Update Manager unable to get updates
Feb
17
revised No Grub Menu at start up after installing Ubuntu 11.10
+ sudo
Feb
17
answered No Grub Menu at start up after installing Ubuntu 11.10
Feb
16
comment Why is better to upgrade/install a newer release
Great! If I may paraphrase your advantages: 1) More open-ness, commercial vendors are less likely to explain what they fixed 2) More personal communication -- you are reaching a real developer, not a customer service rep 4) Great point here...if Windows upgrades were free, probably a lot more people would do so. Perhaps #3 is the only real weakness, but should get better over time.
Feb
16
revised How to disable overlay scrollbar hiding behavior
title typo: hot --> how
Feb
16
comment Why is better to upgrade/install a newer release
This is a good answer for general reasons, but what aspects do you think are more (or less) relevant for Ubuntu specifically?
Feb
16
suggested approved edit on How to disable overlay scrollbar hiding behavior