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May
25
answered How to install a old ebuild while it's no longer in the portage tree? For example, subversion 1.4.4
May
25
answered In Ubuntu, how can I swap the mappings of two keys on my keyboard?
May
22
answered Is it possible to make a Firefox Tab semi-transparent?
May
19
comment Can I get the version number of tar used to create a specific tar file?
hmm... you could also try the file utility on Linux/UNIX to see if it gives you any information about the file type. If that doesn't get you the information you need, though, my suggestion would be to open up the problem file in a hex editor and compare the bytes against the Wikipedia article, or some other specification of the various TAR formats.
May
19
answered Can I get the version number of tar used to create a specific tar file?
May
17
comment What is an SSH key?
Are you talking about the private key? If so, you're right, storing it online is a bad idea. It should never leave the computer it's generated on. I guess you could back it up somewhere but if you lose it, you can always make a new one, so it's not that big a deal. (well I suppose that depends on how willing you are to update the key on file at all the sites you log into)
May
17
comment How to get started with TCP/IP v6?
well, it is newer than IPv4...
May
17
revised What is an SSH key?
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May
17
answered What is an SSH key?
May
16
comment Fast Ways of Cd'ing on *nix?
Depends on whether you can get used to it. I mean, since it's something you do for yourself and not something you impose on other people, there's no harm in trying.
May
12
comment Keyboard layout for mathematical/Greek symbols
Cool, I'll look into that. Any recommendation re: which one (IBus or SCIM) I should look at?
May
12
comment Keyboard layout for mathematical/Greek symbols
Doesn't work for me, sorry... maybe it has something to do with the fact I'm running KDE.
May
12
asked Keyboard layout for mathematical/Greek symbols
May
11
comment File was deleted and then reappeared when folder was zipped
How did you delete the file?
May
10
comment Is Flash typically slow on Linux?
@Fujishiro (3 comments up): not all apps are slower on Linux, i.e. there's nothing about Linux that inherently makes programs run slower. I get great results with the Hulu Desktop client, for example. But I definitely agree that the Flash plugin on Linux isn't up to par.
May
5
comment Software with Malicious Intent binded to executable?
It's asking how to tell whether there is a key logger in a piece of software, which isn't a programming question. The fact that the software was written for the OP by contract is mostly irrelevant.
May
2
comment How to uninstall files and software from a Solid State Drive (SSD)
+1, for anyone who doesn't need high security, deleting is done the same no matter what kind of drive you have (magnetic or SSD).
May
1
comment Basic security practices for desktop Ubuntu
@Daisetsu: Ubuntu does have automatic updates set up by default, and for the reason Florian explained you may not even need a firewall. Some other Linux distros require you to set these things up manually. (Those distros are generally intended for people who want a lot of control and actually prefer not to have the firewall etc. automatically configured)
May
1
comment Basic security practices for desktop Ubuntu
Mostly these tips are relevant for a server setup, not a desktop. It is true for Linux in general, though, that viruses and malware are not much of a problem, at least not compared to Windows, for exactly the reason stated.
Apr
28
comment sudo access for desktop actions in Gnome/KDE?
@Jakobud: if you think that's difficult, try doing the same thing in Windows ;-) You do have a point, though: allowing privilege escalation for file copy/move operations could be a useful feature that KDE does not currently have, probably because nobody's felt the need strongly enough to implement it.