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comment Install oracle-java7-installer through apt-cacher-ng
Thanks for this. I was about half way to working out how to use a local file by reading the postinstall source, but you've saved me working out how to actually set the configuration -- debconf is unusually poorly documented, it seems. I hadn't found "debconf-set-selections", which does at least have a man page; I was trying to figure out how to use "debconf-set", which lacks one entirely.
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comment Uninstalling ubuntu and installing windows
This doesn't seem to be a duplicate of the question indicated. The answers to that question are all about uninstalling Ubuntu from a dual boot system, which doesn't seem to be the case here. Also the desire to use a USB device for the reinstall process is entirely new.
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comment Uninstalling ubuntu and installing windows
Uninstalling ubuntu is trivial - simply install windows in the same disk partition. As for installing windows from a USB device, I'd suggest asking at superuser.com. I don't believe it's possible, but can't be 100% certain... somebody over there will know for sure, though.
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comment What is Wine. Is it part of Ubuntu?
@BrendanLong Executable format is, of course, not particularly relevant to anything, as a new executable format can be implemented easily on either OS by using a stub loader -- i.e. a program in the OS's native executable format that just loads the data out of a different executable format and runs it. Linux, at least, allows new executable formats to be implemented via a kernel module, so you don't even need the stub loader there. It is more the fact that the APIs that are available are different that matters.
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comment What is Wine. Is it part of Ubuntu?
"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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