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Sep
19
comment Sudo vs root; any actual differences?
sds, @CharlesDuffy: The idea that sudo and su cause geteuid() and getuid() to be different from one another is a myth. su and sudo change both the real and effective user IDs to those of the target user before running the specified command or shell, except in the very unusual situation that you've explicitly configured them to behave otherwise. You can verify this (for sudo) by running sudo id -u and sudo id -ru (both show 0), reading sudo(8) (under COMMAND EXECUTION), or writing a test program.
Sep
12
comment Should I disable swap file if I have lots of RAM or should I move it to a virtual RAM drive?
@Groo Last paragraph: "There's no point in trying to put a paging file in RAM. ..."
Aug
19
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Jan
20
comment Can I burn a CD ISO to DVD?
Burning an ISO to a DVD that will fit on a CD is not necessarily a waste: the same will drive will almost always read any DVD faster than any CD.
Jul
15
comment Change windows files permissions from Ubuntu
This might help.
Apr
3
comment can't load ubuntu in low-graphics mode
Related: How to fix “The system is running in low-graphics mode” error?
Apr
2
comment How do I create an administrator user on Ubuntu?
I know this is an old answer, but for the benefit of people coming here now: By default in Ubuntu, no wheel group exists, and this is not how administrative abilities are conferred. The sudo group is used (or the admin group -- not to be confused with the other group called adm -- in Ubuntu 11.10 and earlier).
Mar
26
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Feb
17
comment What's the equivalent of Ubuntu's apt-get command on a Mac
The Fink project provides apt-get for OS X. So you may want to use that. This is really off-topic for Stack Overflow (or marginally on-topic as it pertains peripherally to install Ruby gems), so I recommend asking on Unix.SE or Ask Different instead. (Please read their FAQs and consider which would be appropriate given your question.)
Jan
24
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Jan
24
revised Ubuntu - not able to fix broken package
fixed badly mangled formatting; added apt, dpkg, and installation tags
Jan
24
comment Ubuntu - not able to fix broken package
What happens if you run sudo apt-get update first?
Jan
24
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Jan
3
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Aug
5
awarded  Analytical
Nov
24
comment How do i install windows without booting the CD?
Is this question related to Ubuntu at all?
Nov
16
awarded  Supporter