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Feb
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answered How to specify VNC port number with Mac OS X built-in VNC client?
Jan
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answered My computer is not reading my PNY SD 1GB memory card
Nov
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comment How much disk space should I devote to my Linux / partition?
Reading these answers carefully, it sounds like both of you advocate combining at least / and /home on a single partition rather than separating them. I agree but would go further and use one / partition for the whole drive with no swap. The /boot would then be on the / partition and if you need swap, you would use swapfiles on the / partition.
Nov
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answered slow internet Problem on kubuntu 9.10 AMD x64
Nov
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answered What sizes should you allocate to the /, /boot, /home and swap
Oct
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answered Can someone explain RAID-0 in plain English?
Oct
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answered Linux Distro for Beginners
Oct
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answered When I have several large programs running and the system runs low on memory, things get very flaky. Is this normal?
Oct
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answered How to buy a windows 7 VM?
Oct
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answered Super-slow Virtual PC on Windows 7
Oct
22
answered How do you make Google's interface always be in your chosen language?
Oct
22
comment Can you explain these PassMark Disk Scores on my RAID1 vs RAID10 volumes?
500gig drives are pretty close to the point where you do not want to use anything other than RAID10 (a stripe of mirrors) in order to be able to recover from drive failure. If you were using 1 terabyte dirves, I would say you definitely should not consider anything other than RAID10. On a home PC speed should be secondary to data security.
Oct
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answered Eratic network speed
Oct
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answered message-mode for VIM? (or Composing Email in VIM)
Oct
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Oct
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comment Program needed for PDF Manipulation
You really should give a bit more info. For instance, any program can create PDFs using a PDF print driver. What does stacking PDFs mean? And any PDF reader software, like Acrobat, can print PDFs.
Oct
20
comment What is the origin of the UNIX $ (dollar) prompt?
Back in sixth edition days and before, UNIX was distributed with full source code included. All the universities who got it tended to do local modifications (that's where BSD came from) so perhaps some local systems programmer at the University of Waterloo though that a "shell" prompt should look more like a snail, and changed the % to an @. And as you say, there were lots of variants, and when they got collated back together in v7, no doubt the origins of changes were already fuzzy.
Oct
20
comment What is the origin of the UNIX $ (dollar) prompt?
Well, we just called it "the shell" so I don't really know who wrote it. I do remember seeing posters with all the shell commands documented on them, arranged in a spiral like a snail-shell or at sign. Maybe it was from O'Reilly but I can't be sure.
Oct
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