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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.


Apr
30
revised How to boot without 'nomodeset'?
clarify what gets typed in the terminal and what gets typed in the editor
Apr
30
revised How do I Install and Use Awesome WM?
improved answer -- no point in a separate answer saying "yes this works"
Apr
30
revised How do I Install and Use Awesome WM?
edited tags
Apr
30
revised How do I Install and Use Awesome WM?
edited tags
Apr
27
revised How can I personalize my MacBook Pro Touchpad?
edited tags
Apr
27
revised How can I personalize my MacBook Pro Touchpad?
clarify beginning
Apr
26
revised How do I stop video tearing? (Nvidia prop driver, non-compositing window manager)
update
Apr
26
revised What kinds of desktop environments and shells are available?
mouse support
Apr
26
revised How do I stop video tearing? (Nvidia prop driver, non-compositing window manager)
hardware details and specific apps tried
Apr
26
revised How do I stop video tearing? (Nvidia prop driver, non-compositing window manager)
tag with 12.04
Apr
25
revised How to completely remove desktop?
edited tags
Apr
24
revised Interface stopped working when Compiz effects are on
no need to refer to "without the quotes"... that's why we have Markdown
Apr
24
revised Customize Ubuntu for a library Internet kiosk
more specific title since customize is rather vague
Apr
24
revised Customize Ubuntu for a library Internet kiosk
edited tags
Apr
23
revised How can I install Ubuntu on a MacBook Air?
edited tags
Apr
22
revised How to check when was the last time anacron successfully run?
edited tags
Apr
22
revised Has the Ubuntu overheating problem for Sony Vaio solved?
edited tags
Apr
22
revised Watch QuickTime videos in the browser?
edited tags
Apr
21
revised Would I be able to get the final release of ubuntu 12.04 if I upgrade now?
avoid possible confusion over the `dist-upgrade` command, which the OP doesn't intend
Apr
21
revised Software for speech transcription
edited tags