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bio website jamestheawesomedude.cu.cc
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I'm a geek who loves Linux. I do my best to help other Linux users, but oftentimes, I'm the one who needs help.

My personal favorite software:

  • Chromium
  • VLC
  • TrueCrypt
  • 7-Zip (or p7zip)

I've recently switched from Ubuntu to Arch Linux, and I'm absolutely loving it. I really appreciate the control it offers over your system - instead of trying to stop a user from installing software just because it doesn't have the "correct" license, it lets you decide what software you do or don't want on your system. (It's yours, after all.)


Nov
15
revised How do I run Firefox OS as a standalone application?
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Nov
15
asked How do I run Firefox OS as a standalone application?
Nov
14
comment how to install ubuntu? step by step procedure from usb stick
Yeah, it's really handy that the installer can automatically partition your disk for you, should you decide to have a dual-boot. If my answer fixed your problem, please mark it as the accepted answer.
Nov
14
comment Dolphin/Nautilus Both Cause System Wide Freeze On Access NTFS Partition
Try adding this to your /etc/fstab file anyway: /dev/sda1 /C ntfs-3g ro,defaults,locale=en_US.UTF-8 0 0 Then reboot and see what happens.
Nov
14
answered how to install ubuntu? step by step procedure from usb stick
Nov
13
answered Dolphin/Nautilus Both Cause System Wide Freeze On Access NTFS Partition
Nov
13
comment How do I create a .deb file?
My internet is too slow even to download it with wget before the Ubuntu One servers glitch up. Also, it gets really buggy when it tries to resume a download. Perhaps you could make a torrent? :)
Nov
13
comment I can't upgrade to 12.10 Quantal Quetzal
The Quantal Quetzal release is too big to put on a CD, so a full reinstall isn't an option...
Nov
13
comment Is it possible to hide the “Copy To” and “Move To” context menus?
Wow, this answer was very, very helpful! I can now RULE THE WORLD! I HAVE INFINITE POWER!!! (Seriously, thanks. The ability to completely customize the context menus will be very handy.)
Nov
13
asked I can't upgrade to 12.10 Quantal Quetzal
Nov
12
answered My Brother printer won't print but says it is receiving data?
Nov
12
answered Finding out if Ubuntu supports a specific laptop?
Nov
12
revised Finding out if Ubuntu supports a specific laptop?
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Nov
12
suggested suggested edit on Finding out if Ubuntu supports a specific laptop?
Nov
12
comment How do I create a .deb file?
Aha, I got a PPA set up. I'm still not having any luck making .deb's, but a PPA works almost as well.
Nov
11
revised How do I create a .deb file?
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Nov
11
comment How do I create a .deb file?
Hey, I'm having trouble with the download. The part of the video I got was really useful, but Ubuntu One's servers appear to be highly unstable. Do you have a MediaFire or Dropbox account? (P.S., LMK if you're going to get a Dropbox account. We both get an extra 1/4 Gig if I officially Refer you.)
Nov
11
comment How can I install Sun/Oracle's proprietary Java JDK 6/7/8 or JRE?
Thanks! Now I can finally use the Sun JVM! EDIT: crud, this breaks Minecraft on my 64-bit system. (Strange, considering that the specifically ask you to use Sun's JVM.) The launcher opens OK, but when I try to launch it, I get the Black Screen, even after deleting my ~/.minecraft/bin/ folder, and then updating. Running from the terminal, it gives me some gibberish about wrong ELF type, and that it's probably an architecture mismatch. (The official Java verifier on the Oracle site says everything's fine, though...)
Nov
11
comment Easter eggs in Ubuntu
gegls from outer space crashes something; the effect is the same as killing explorer.exe in Windows. I had to do CTRL-ALT-DELETE to get out. :(
Nov
11
revised How do I create a .deb file?
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