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Elected moderator on Unix & Linux. Feel free to @ping me in chat if there's anything I can help you with.

I've been using Linux since the late '90s and have gone through a variety of distributions. At one time or another, I've been a user of Mandrake, SuSe, openSuSe, Fedora, RedHat, Ubuntu, Mint, Arch and for the past few years Linux Mint Debian Edition (which is basically Debian testing but more green).

My Linux expertise, if I can grace it with such a lofty title, is mostly on manipulating text and regular expressions since that represents a large chunk of my daily work.

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Jul
19
revised Is it safe to answer “erase disk and install Ubuntu” on a virtual machine?
Corrected typo, virtualbox is just one of many VM servers, it is a virual machine.
Jul
19
comment Seemingly locked out of Ubunutu forums, what is problem?
Hi and welcome to the site. I'm afraid we have nothing to do with the Ubuntu forums and can't help you here. Try contacting the forum administrators. This site is for technical questions about Ubuntu itself. I am voting to close as off topic.
Jul
19
answered Is it safe to answer “erase disk and install Ubuntu” on a virtual machine?
Jul
19
comment Getting cpu usage realtime
@CMCDragonkai I just tested on a VM with a single CPU and it works as expected. It does often show high usage but that's because the usage was actually high in that specific millisecond. Remember that top itself can actually cause a spike in CPU usage.
Jul
19
comment Getting cpu usage realtime
@CMCDragonkai yes, but it probably has multiple cores. What does grep -c processor /proc/cpuinfo return? If that's 1 you have a buggy top but that's very unlikely.
Jul
19
comment Getting cpu usage realtime
@CMCDragonkai that's because of the multiple CPUs. You can either get the number returned by this and divide by the number of cores or you can use top in interactive mode (just run top) and, once there, hit I (shift + i) to see a breakdown by cores.
Jul
19
comment Getting cpu usage realtime
@CMCDragonkai the numbers should change (I just checked it) are you sure you copy/pasted it correctly? Also, note that on systems with multiple CPUs, top will report the % usage as a percentage of a single CPU. This means you will often get much higher percentages. See point 9 here.
Jul
16
comment ubuntu12.04 has 3 desktops after software update
Please edit your question and explain what you mean by "desktops". Perhaps add a screenshot? You can upload it to a free service like imgur.com and post the link here. Also tell us what software you updated and how.
Jul
16
comment How to install Debian, only with console NO GRAPHIC INTERFACE! its a minimal install
OK, in that case, please mark his answer as accepted.
Jul
16
comment can somebody mail me a 12.04lts cd?
This question appears to be off-topic because it is about purchasing a CD and not solving any technical problem.
Jul
16
reviewed Close I get `error: unknow filesystem` on boot
Jul
16
reviewed Close Internet not working
Jul
16
reviewed Close How do I create a directory for a windows application on Mac using wine
Jul
16
reviewed Close After upgrade from 13.10 to 14.04 my touchpad is not working.
Jul
16
reviewed Close Unable to log-in using Ubuntu One Files with the Android application
Jul
16
reviewed Close Why does my computer NOT freeze while ripping DVDs? 12.04
Jul
16
reviewed Close webserver from home
Jul
16
reviewed Close Getting Geany to recognize OpenSSL library
Jul
16
reviewed Close How to install Debian, only with console NO GRAPHIC INTERFACE! its a minimal install
Jul
16
comment How to install Debian, only with console NO GRAPHIC INTERFACE! its a minimal install
First of all, Debian questions are off topic here. Also, please DON'T SHOUT AT US, it's not nice.