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May
8
comment Why does 64-bit Windows need a separate “Program Files (x86)” folder?
@Wernfried: Sorry, but I cannot make sense of your comment. Do you disagree with my answer and claim that most installers offer you to choose a custom installation folder (I say precisely this in the last paragraph) or do you disagree with my claim that they do (90% is most in my book)?
May
2
comment Installed a font from a Mac OS X computer now all Windows icons and tray texts look funny
OK, that makes sense.
May
2
comment Installed a font from a Mac OS X computer now all Windows icons and tray texts look funny
If something deleted all fonts, which font is used to display those strange symbols?
May
1
comment How to upgrade from Fedora 1 (Yarrow) to a newer version with anaconda?
Well, as I said in my answer, I didn't actually think this would work. Could you share why you can't install an operating system the "normal" way (i.e., booting from a CD or a flash drive)? If I knew what the problem is, I might be able to suggest a solution.
Apr
30
comment How to upgrade from Fedora 1 (Yarrow) to a newer version with anaconda?
Starting anaconda is not the issue (sudo anaconda should be sufficient). anaconda needs a live image that it would normally find on the DVD. While it might be possible to instruct anaconda to get the image elsewhere or simply chroot into a mounted ISO, I'm not sure how to achieve this. This might be a good moment to explain what exactly are the limitations you are facing.
Apr
7
comment Change file allocation unit size without format
@DavidMurdoch: I based my answer on an eHow article, but GParted doesn't even let you choose the cluster size when creating a partition.
Mar
30
comment Bind a key to newline in Bash, without submitting command
On my system, @rici's shortcuts seem to achieve what you're asking for. What happens on yours?
Mar
25
comment How to stop 7-Zip from automatically downloading and opening a zip file in Chrome?
@gv0000: Not necessarily. If you don't have any auto-opening settings, the button isn't there. What file type do you have trouble with?
Mar
24
comment How to stop 7-Zip from automatically downloading and opening a zip file in Chrome?
@gv0000: I'm using the latest stable version of Chrome on Linux and the option is still there. You have to click Show advanced settings... to discover it. In any case, the other two methods I've mentioned in my answer should work just as well.
Feb
19
comment How do I change a USB flash name from uppercase to uppercase and lowercase (mixed case)?
I wouldn't call exFAT more portable nor NTFS Windows-only. Both formats will work with Linux and MacOS PCs, although you may need additional drivers. Samsung TVs are more likely to support NTFS than exFAT.
Jan
15
comment Remapping SHIFT + SPACE to an underscore (_)
@CSharper: The space bar is not a modifier key, so while what you're going for should be possible, it won't be a one-liner. I don't have Windows anymore, so I won't be able to help. Sorry.
Dec
2
comment wget - Many URL's in .txt file - download and save as
@mugur: Would the URLs be separated by commas or newlines?
Nov
22
comment Why is data still recoverable after writing zeros to a harddrive?
Multiple passes are not required. At least not with modern hard drives.
Oct
25
comment How to run a regex search on Google Chrome or Firefox?
@mernst: I've replaced my second suggestion (which is horribly broken in the latest Chrome) with yours. If you could jump to the next match without using the mouse, it would be perfect.
Sep
23
comment Ubuntu 14.04 + Hyperthreading
There is no cpu count metric, how are you counting the physical cores? Does siblings say 2 or 4?
Sep
4
comment Can hard drives fully utilize SATA III?
@AaronLS: Where exactly?
Aug
8
comment How to echo commands in a bash shell script, but not execute them?
User "nobody" isn't spevial to the OS, but you can add an entry in the sudoers file that allows passwordless sudo for "nobody".
Jul
23
comment How to create a shortcut using a batch script?
Somebody downvoted the question and all the answers (link).
May
4
comment Should I install Internet Explorer updates although I disabled it?
Be aware that disabling IE may affect other software. I've learned that the hard way after wasting a couple of hours trying to install Corel Draw. The installer uses IE to display the EULA.
Apr
5
comment How to find out when a disc (DVD) has been written/burned?
@FranckDernoncourt: Audio DVDs use UDF as well, but audio CDs require a different approach. It's midnight where I live; I'll take a look at it tomorrow.