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Zune Last-day-of-leap-year bug - did Microsoft release a fix? [closed]

When the Zune 30's had the outage on the last day of 2008, there was a side discussion about how long it would take for Microsoft to create a fix. After the dust settled, the problem "fixed itself" ...
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Where the Ubuntu's source can be gotten?

Where can I get Ubuntu's source code? Actually I want It's kernel's code. I know I can get the kernel from kernel.org but as I found out that Ubuntu does some patching on the kernel I want to know ...
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Do distributions like Ubuntu and Fedora costomize their own kernels?

As I was trying to do some patching on Ubuntu's kernel I've found out kernel.org's patches cannot be merged correctly with the kernel source. I'm wondering if distributions like Ubuntu have their own ...
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How to apply patch to Gnome on Ubuntu

My system has been crashing, and I think it may have something to do with Gnome since the crashes only occur when I'm using it. I checked the log file after a crash and it reported... Gtk-CRITICAL ...
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Windows 2000 will be end of life on the next patch day, but will it still receive patches on that day?

I still have a few old Win9x VMs I can no longer reinstall because their update services do not longer work. So, I'd like to use WSUS Offline Update to burn a CD with all Windows 2000 updates after ...
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How much bandwidth is used by security updates?

Does anyone have a ballpark figure on how much bandwidth is used on average each month by Windows 7 for security updates / patches?
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Navigating to next hunk in a patch file using VIM

Some of us are familiar with patch failures like "Hunk #11 FAILED at 958." -- is there a command in VIM that allows me to go to, say, 11th hunk ... without having to manually count it? Even a shortcut ...
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What do these instructions mean in plain English?

I know it's for the linux program patch, but if I try to use it, I get the following error: missing header for unified diff at line 4 of patch malformed patch at line 5: quit Instead, I'd like to ...
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Copy “%SystemRoot%\SoftwareDistribution\Download” to another computer

Is it possible (and safe) to copy the SoftwareDistribution\Download folder from one Windows XP machine, A, to another, B, and then let update.microsoft.com do its thing on B minus the download ...
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tool to display patch file

What tools exist to display patch files? A text editor is usually good enough. ColorDiff can add color. Ideally though the tool would also show intra-line differences like KDiff3.