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comment Is Wine what I think it is?
"Most people assume it's an emulation layer" - I think this is more of a problem of terminology than anything else. In most people's understanding of the words, "emulate" means "behave in the same way as", which is exactly what wine does. It is unfortunate that "emulation" has become associated with "processor-level emulation", but this is not what the word originally meant, and is not exclusively what it is understood to mean by those in-the-know even today: see the 3rd paragraph of en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Emulator#Types_of_emulators which describes wine's implementation pretty exactly.
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comment Can a Windows virus transfer to Ubuntu?
"install GParted" -- boot it from a live CD instead, to rule out a boot sector infection that understands how to chain-load GRUB.
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comment Dell 1390 wireless (BCM4311) Ubuntu 12.04 no wireless icon in unity
I'd say the question is related, but not a duplicate. In my case, it turned out that the presence of a BCM44xx family wired network device was the actual cause of the problem, whereas the cause in the question you link was an entirely different card. The nature of the conflict between the drivers is probably the same, however, as is the solution.
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comment Dell 1390 wireless (BCM4311) Ubuntu 12.04 no wireless icon in unity
No, the wireless section of the connection editing dialog is empty.
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comment Dell 1390 wireless (BCM4311) Ubuntu 12.04 no wireless icon in unity
The additional drivers application shows a green icon and says it is "activated and currently in use". I have no options for wireless networks in the networks menu, only for my wired network.
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