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Is removing an account and all its contents a way to safely delete the contents of a computer? [duplicate]

I have an old Ubuntu 14.04 computer and I want to give it away. I create a new administrator account and using this new account I deleted my old account and the entire content of this account. Is this ...
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How to erase one partition not all of the disk in a safe way on ubuntu

I have 2 partitions, my system file, swap.. every thing is on the partition which named now (free space) because I clicked the [-] button. The second partition is the partition where I usually store ...
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How can I test a shell script in a “safe environment” to avoid harm to my computer?

I'd like to install a certain bash script called 42FileChecker using the commands: git clone https://github.com/jgigault/42FileChecker ~/42FileChecker && cd ~/42FileChecker && ...
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Unusual hidden files in $HOME on Ubuntu 14.04.4

[Running Trusty Desktop with Kernel 3.16.0-50-generic #67 on x86_64] [My box is set up as dual boot - Ubuntu sits along WinXP, which lives in a always mounted ntfs-3g FS] I have unusual hidden files ...
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Reinstall 14.04.2 without erasing? Need to fix keyboard/mouse drivers [duplicate]

Short version: where did the Reinstall without erasing option go? A friend's machine has been running 14.04 for almost a year. Some time in the last week or so the keyboard and mouse stopped working. ...
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Is It Safe to Delete My External HDD's Files/Folders That Are Hidden in Windows?

Is it safe to delete the Windows files and folders without having ANY repercussions? I do plan on using the external drive on Windows based computers here and there, but will use it on my Ubuntu based ...
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can I remove PPA without affecting software?

I installed a PPA for the very first time according to instructions on here. I achieved my goal (needed to install an application by the name Solaar), and now I wonder if I can uninstall the PPA ...
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Is it safe to install ubuntu in legacy mode?

I think i installed windows with UEFI but either way i want windows gone. I am currently using ubuntu 14.04 LTS from a live usb. When I try to boot in UEFI mode I get a black screen and when I hit "...
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“safely remove” option for external devices removed from ubuntu 14.04?

I noticed that with 14.04, the option "safely remove" is no longer there with external HDD's or flash drives. It just says "eject" now. Is eject and safely remove now consolidated into one option, ...
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Can you triple-boot safely?

I would love to triple-boot Windows XP Pro, Ubuntu 12.10, and Backtrack 5 R3, but is this safe for my harddrive/other OSs on the computer?
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Safely removing eSATA disks

Is there any way to safely remove any external disk connected via eSATA? Disks make an ugly noise when unplugged, even if there are no mounted partitions... I found somewhere this little command: ...