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Jan
16
awarded  Revival
Jan
14
comment Configure Microsoft Exchange email on Ubuntu
Install and setup was dead simple. I've tried and failed at the Evolution method before, but this does autodetect flawlessly for my access. I expect I can expense this $10, but I'm likely to buy it even if I can't at this point. Already looks better than OWA.
Jan
14
comment Configure Microsoft Exchange email on Ubuntu
License is only $10/yr for a single user at this point. That sounds worth giving it a 60 day trial to me.
Jan
12
comment Google Hangouts - resize
Once it docked, I was unable to drag it anywhere as the title bar and icons Mateo_ refers to were gone. Restarting Chrome appears to have reset it, but I'd call that a work around, not a solution.
Dec
31
answered Cannot install ia32-libs
Dec
30
awarded  Necromancer
Dec
2
comment whats the difference between tasksel and normal methods
tasksel is deprecated. The apt-get version should be preferred.
Dec
2
comment 'tasksel install lamp-server' verses 'apt-get install lamp-server^'
tasksel is being deprecated so don't ever use it. That's pretty much what I was looking for. Thanks Rinzwind.
Dec
2
comment 'tasksel install lamp-server' verses 'apt-get install lamp-server^'
I've clarified how this question is different in the body of the question. Please review. Basically, this is a philosophy question. I'm not looking to be told how to do something, but why.
Dec
2
revised 'tasksel install lamp-server' verses 'apt-get install lamp-server^'
Clarifying why this question is not a duplicate
Dec
1
asked 'tasksel install lamp-server' verses 'apt-get install lamp-server^'
Dec
1
comment Google Hangouts - resize
yes, the chrome app. Sorry, I didn't specify. It integrates sufficiently that I forget that it is a chrome app.
Dec
1
asked Google Hangouts - resize
Nov
11
comment What's wrong with using sudo?
@muru, Perhaps we can both agree that it is important to train people in the proper use of sudo and avoiding mistakes. My distinction is that it isn't sudo's fault that the person messes up. Blame should rest elsewhere. In other words, sudo isn't "Wrong" as the title states, but the person using it was wrong when they foul up my system or if I gave them access without knowing they could handle it properly, that's my fault (or management if it was beyond my control).
Nov
11
comment What's wrong with using sudo?
sudo can be configured to provide limited access. By default it provides an equivalent of full root access, but isn't required.
Nov
11
comment What's wrong with using sudo?
If the question is, "should the user use sudo or not?", which is what I understand it to be, I'm saying it is a policy decision. If the user is given it they should be able to use it at their discretion with provided permissions. It is the provider's responsibility to verify their ability to handle the responsibility. In the case of a personal system that is the same person. It isn't sudo's fault that the person messed up. That is a matter of trust and responsibility. sudo is just one place that will possibly cause failure of trust. The scope of the question wasn't limited to personal machines
Nov
11
comment What's wrong with using sudo?
I'm a bit confused. Isn't the real problem giving people who shouldn't have sudo access sudo permission or not properly restricting their sudo access to prevent issues? In other words this sounds more like a management or sysadmin failure than a user failure unless they have been properly trained to mitigate these issues.
Nov
7
awarded  Necromancer
Oct
29
accepted multi-core usage, biased towards core 2?
Oct
29
comment multi-core usage, biased towards core 2?
I think It may have indeed been IRQ related so far. I tried some stuff with my video card and ended up seeing that X was taking up a huge amount of CPU time on one process. Another comment related to that suggested IRQ work. After a reboot, which I figure redistributed things, it seems to be working much more consistently.