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I've been using Ubuntu as my main system since 7.04 with a few short breaks using Windows or Fedora because of temporary hardware/software incompatibilities. I support FOSS projects like Ubuntu for a number of reasons but the biggest one is that the software works and it works well--often better than the non-free alternatives.

I'm no guru but in my travels I've learned a thing or two about using/debugging/fixing problems in Ubuntu which I'm always happy to share with the community. If it hadn't been for the help I've received from the Ubuntu community over the past few years I probably wouldn't have gotten past my first month of using it much less to where I am today!


Sep
17
asked Did 12.04 just add multi-touch gesture support mid-release?
Sep
7
comment Hard time installing Ubuntu
Could you please use a liveCD to install and run the boot-info-script tool and then paste the output here and put a link in your question?
Sep
6
comment Can I make Ubuntu boot from a SD card?
Agree with the above comment with the small disclaimer that it does depend on your BIOS to some extent. Older BIOSes might not support booting from their SD card readers, newer ones should. You could probably circumvent this even on an older BIOS by using a USB SD card reader.
Sep
6
comment How to check if a cdrom is in the tray remotely (via ssh)?
I was wondering if there would be a way to do it with installed software. I love questions like this because you can see so many different ways to do the same thing. I'd wager that creative use of grep, regular expressions, and another pipe or two could make this more "pretty"--but who knows if it'd be worth the time :P
Sep
6
answered Will Xorg 1.13 land in ubuntu 12.10?
Sep
6
revised How to check if a cdrom is in the tray remotely (via ssh)?
added more useful grep options
Sep
6
answered How to check if a cdrom is in the tray remotely (via ssh)?
Sep
6
awarded  Cleanup
Sep
6
revised How to check if a cdrom is in the tray remotely (via ssh)?
added 1 characters in body
Sep
6
revised How to check if a cdrom is in the tray remotely (via ssh)?
rolled back to a previous revision
Sep
6
revised How to check if a cdrom is in the tray remotely (via ssh)?
added 1796 characters in body
Sep
6
asked How to check if a cdrom is in the tray remotely (via ssh)?
Aug
31
comment failed to install ubuntu 12.04 with usb stick
could you try running it from the command-line? the installer's name is ubiquity. Also, do you want to replace your Ubuntu 10.04 with 12.04, upgrade it to 12.04 or install it alongside the old one?
Aug
23
comment Can I disconnect an ejected drive even if it is still spinning?
I can verify that this is normal behavior on all of my USB external hard drives. The hard drive controller will not spin down as long as it has power. Just make sure all partitions are unmounted and unplug it and you will be fine!
Aug
23
comment Poor performance when looking at Youtube videos
Adobe Flash Player (which plays Youtube videos) is a resource hog no matter what OS you use. You could try enrolling in Youtube's [HTML5 trial](www.youtube.com/html5), and your system might run a little faster--but streaming video on old hardware is going to be a touch slow no matter.
Aug
23
revised Bluetooth not working properly once restarted via hardware switch
made title and body more clear
Aug
23
comment how to sync email client between ubuntu and windows for seamless use of mails and archives
Mozilla Thunderbird, will run in Windows and Ubuntu. I tried having them share configuration files and a database once though and it was somewhat buggy. You might have more luck just sharing the database but I'm not sure. Good luck.
Aug
23
suggested approved edit on Bluetooth not working properly once restarted via hardware switch
Aug
23
answered Bluetooth not working properly once restarted via hardware switch
Aug
23
comment Firefox completely consuming the OS
I suspect this is a problem with either Adobe Flashplayer, or whatever Java plugin you are using. Try disabling them one at a time and see if the problem goes away.