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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
18
revised Launcher doesn't re-appear after I select auto-hide
clarify "re-appear"
May
18
revised google-chrome wiki description
improved (hopefully) by creating a more informative excerpt and linking to Google's PPA and a list of chrome/chromium differences.
May
18
revised google-chrome wiki excerpt
improved (hopefully) by creating a more informative excerpt and linking to Google's PPA and a list of chrome/chromium differences.
May
18
revised Is there a program that tells ram usage?
comment on top
May
17
revised How do I stop video tearing? (Nvidia prop driver, non-compositing window manager)
link to paste of xorg.conf
May
16
revised Is Ubuntu Battery Management Better Than Windows?
spelling
May
15
revised How do I stop video tearing? (Nvidia prop driver, non-compositing window manager)
format, update
May
10
revised OSX Lion won't mount or read from Ubuntu 12.04 on a USB
remove redundant tags
May
8
revised Why is Firefox so slow?
remove useless tags
May
8
revised How to tell chrome what to do with a magnet link
formatting
May
7
revised Ubuntu Chrome `www.apple.com` video quality problem
better tags, quicktime issue
May
6
revised Transmission started to detect torrents bigger than they are
fix error
May
5
revised Installed 12.04 via WUBI, now monitor problems
tags
May
4
revised Ubuntu USB on a Mac
usb install tags
May
3
revised How to install on a MacBook Air 3,2 without an external CD drive?
fix sentence to make sense with rest of post
May
3
revised How do I get my Mac to boot from an Ubuntu USB key?
installation tag
May
3
revised startup/shutdown screen / grub changed after installing xfce
edited tags
May
1
revised Brightness controls doesn't work on a MacBook Pro 5.5 (ubuntu 12.04 LTS)
updated answer with info from long comment thread
Apr
30
revised Xubuntu Applications Menu still shows deleted applications
link to other answer
Apr
30
revised How to boot without 'nomodeset'?
clarify what gets typed in the terminal and what gets typed in the editor