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Jul
16
awarded  Yearling
Jul
15
answered Run a script in Linux for a specified amount of time before stopping and restarting
Jul
15
comment Switch buffers in vim without saving to a currently modified file
@jamessan - yes I know, but the page it redirects to has single quotes in the URL and I couldn't get it to appear properly using markdown, so I used the redirect address instead.
Jul
14
answered Switch buffers in vim without saving to a currently modified file
Jul
12
answered How can I check whether a user has login permissions on Ubuntu?
Jul
12
answered Linux- using multiple consoles + vim
Jun
30
comment Ubuntu Netbook Remix will not boot
surely this should be on superuser.com
Jun
25
awarded  Popular Question
Jun
24
comment How safe is locking the screen?
I think any modern OS will rate limit password attempts - ie it will make you wait a second between password attempts, and the wait may well get longer if you keep having incorrect password attempts. So brute force can't actually try that much.
Jun
24
comment Is there a Windows or Linux equivalent of Soulver calculator application?
SpeedCrunch is also available on Mac OS X and Linux.
Jun
23
answered make quantaplus a default editor for php files in ubuntu
Jun
5
answered Little girl friendly versions of Linux (or themes for Linux)
May
24
comment Ubuntu 32 bit or Ubuntu 64 bit for AMD Athlon 64?
As the software is open source, it is recompiled for 64 bit as part of building the distro. I've been using 64 bit ubuntu for 2 or 3 years, and come across one bug that was 64 bit specific in an obscure application. That bug was fixed a while ago.
May
24
answered “username” is not in the sudoer list - how do I get back in there
May
23
accepted Can someone recommend a Compact Flash card to be used as a boot disk/fixed disk
May
20
revised Can someone recommend a Compact Flash card to be used as a boot disk/fixed disk
added fixed disk info
May
20
asked Can someone recommend a Compact Flash card to be used as a boot disk/fixed disk
May
20
answered Where do you find new linux applications & tools
Mar
15
comment User not in the sudoers file. This incident will be reported
If it is your system then you should have entered a password for the root user when installing. So login as 'root' and then do the visudo stuff.
Mar
15
revised What are the common Control combinations in a terminal setting
Changed code format to bullet points and bold