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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
19
revised In Awesome window manager, how do I add vicious widgets?
more informative title
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