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Apr
28
comment Picking a torrent application for a server
I've use TorrentFlux before. It's has a quite comprehensive feature set, but I recall it being harder to set up than transmission-daemon.
Apr
28
comment Picking a torrent application for a server
Another note with Transmission: you can use the Qt desktop client as a frontend to the server. Once you set it up, it looks just like you're running Transmission on your desktop, except that it's controlling the daemon on the server. Really slick.
Apr
27
comment Wanting to start development for Ubuntu (and most Linux distributions in general), which is suitable? Python or Vala?
Something no one else in this thread has suggested: you should learn Python because it is different from what you already know. It will expose you to a different way of thinking than what you learned when programming class assignments exclusively in C-like languages. Also, the syntax isn't that different. Try replacing { with : and then deleting all the } in some Java code, and it might start to look a lot more like Python.
Apr
27
revised Wanting to start development for Ubuntu (and most Linux distributions in general), which is suitable? Python or Vala?
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Apr
27
answered Wanting to start development for Ubuntu (and most Linux distributions in general), which is suitable? Python or Vala?
Apr
26
comment I have a 32-bit machine, can I use programs that are meant for 64-bit processors?
I thought Qemu supported emulating 64-bit on 32-bit. I always assumed it would be in super-slow-motion though.
Apr
19
answered Thunderbird or Evolution?
Apr
19
comment Any open source data analysis software around?
Don't forget the recently-released RStudio. They provide deb files for Ubuntu somewhere on the site.
Apr
11
answered What do I have to do before giving away my Ubuntu machine?
Jan
31
comment Handle Doc/Docx Templates on a headless server to produce PDFs preferably without using OpenOffice.org
You haven't explained why you don't want to install openoffice.org. Obviously, you wouldn't want to install the GUI components, but are you so prejudiced against it that you can't allow a headless install?
Jan
22
answered Will the official repositories update to Firefox 4.0 when it's released?
Jan
12
comment System overrides my mount parameters in /etc/fstab
I vaguely remember that you have to do something special to change the root fs mount options. But I can't remember at all what it was.
Jan
7
answered Script for an incremental file system backup
Jan
7
comment Tool to search for packages whose installed version does not match any version from a repository?
Cool. I realize that manually-downloaded debs and suchlike will also appear, but if I manually installed it, I can manually sift through it, so that's not a problem.
Jan
7
accepted Tool to search for packages whose installed version does not match any version from a repository?
Jan
7
asked Tool to search for packages whose installed version does not match any version from a repository?
Jan
2
comment Where does Ubuntu store the picture that I set as my desktop?
This is another good trick.
Jan
2
accepted Where does Ubuntu store the picture that I set as my desktop?
Jan
2
comment Where does Ubuntu store the picture that I set as my desktop?
These seem to be zoomed versions of the original. Does Ubuntu also store the original file somewhere?
Jan
2
asked Where does Ubuntu store the picture that I set as my desktop?