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I am a former postdoctoral research mathematician, and now a C++ software developer on Linux and Windows.


Oct
25
accepted Environment variables - where are they stored by linux, how do I change them and is it safe to do so?
Jun
14
accepted Why doesn't Cryptkeeper work in 12.04?
Apr
2
accepted Where are PEM files stored for validating SSL certificates?
Dec
3
accepted Can I remove Compiz and still run Gnome desktop?
Aug
6
accepted What options are available for C++ GUI development with Ubuntu?
Aug
2
accepted System volume setting muted when headphones unplugged, but normal with headphones in?
Jul
22
accepted How do I encrypt files after skipping the option during installation?
Jul
19
accepted Problem removing 3G mobile broadband dongle on 12.04
Jul
19
accepted How resilient is Ubuntu to repeated “power-off” shutdowns?
Jul
19
accepted Why the need for sudo when I have only one account on machine?
Jul
18
accepted What exactly are items in the /dev directory?
Jul
18
accepted How can I ensure that my custom written C application runs at startup?
Jul
14
accepted Which device drivers are built into the kernel?
Jul
13
accepted How do I find what version of libc my application links to?
Jul
13
accepted Are libc versions tied to kernel versions?
Jul
12
accepted What exactly is a chroot? Is it similar to a simultaneous dual boot?
Jul
12
accepted Changing default software for opening video files not working - any ideas?
Jul
11
accepted How are packages actually installed via apt-get install?
Jul
11
accepted Are gcc versions tied to kernel versions?
Jul
11
accepted What packages are safe to uninstall to reduce installation size?