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Feb
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comment Ubuntu Server 13.10 With Clonezilla SE
It looks like normal Clonezilla to me... have you tried just using it? If it does what you want, how much do you care whether it's "the right version"?
Feb
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Feb
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revised Is there a way (in Firefox) for a user to explicitly open a link in a modal popup?
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Feb
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comment Is there a way (in Firefox) for a user to explicitly open a link in a modal popup?
Yeah, ok. I can do that.
Feb
21
comment Is there a way (in Firefox) for a user to explicitly open a link in a modal popup?
@techie007: I'm not sure where to post the question, then. If not Superuser, then where? The forum for Firefox addins is not particularly lively. Anyway, in my experience with StackExchange forums, often some of the highest-rated questions are closed as "off topic". I just chalk that up to the somewhat conservative mindset of the many moderators.
Feb
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comment Is there a way (in Firefox) for a user to explicitly open a link in a modal popup?
@Sickest: not true. "Open link in new window" is not the same behavior -- the underlying window is still accessible if you click on it. If you have many windows open and tab around, etc., it is easy to get lost in the sea of open windows. Modal popups prevent some of that confusion, at the price of "freedom". But that's a freedom I'm trying to end in these cases.
Feb
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comment Is there a way (in Firefox) for a user to explicitly open a link in a modal popup?
A "modal popup" is a software engineering concept: it means that the new window takes away it's parent's ability to receive mouse and keyboard focus. This is a very common design idiom for web and native applications. Not quite sure why someone would downrate simply because they're not familiar enough with computers to understand the term, but that's what it means.
Feb
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asked Is there a way (in Firefox) for a user to explicitly open a link in a modal popup?
Feb
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comment How to access NFS share from Windows 7 pro?
It is definitely not available, in any form, on Win 7 Pro. You can't download or install anything from Microsoft, or do anything in Control Panel which will allow Win 7 Pro (or below) to use NFS client for Windows. It is available in Enterprise and Ultimate.
Feb
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comment Disappearing cursor in Word 2010
Absolutely a horrible option, especially for a complex document. Might as well just save it all as plain text and start over.
Jan
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comment In Windows 7, is it possible to do “runas” administrator *without* using the GUI?
Aye, I've basically solved the problem by just cutting back on my Windows use :)
Jan
9
comment How can I prevent access to my home directory from another root user?
Understood. I don't think the SElinux approach would work, at least not when a fully-skilled root user decides to bypass it. You would have to lock out root from basic things that root needs to be able to do, such as (for example) just swap out the kernel or unload kernel modules. The complexity of trying to harden the scheme against such challenges by a logged in, privileged, skilled user with shell access is very daunting.
Jan
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comment How can I prevent access to my home directory from another root user?
As a practical matter, I think it's several orders of magnitude easier to just eliminate root logins for other users than it is to get a machine working with such a draconian SElinux policy that you've effectively locked out other root users from your account.
Jan
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comment How can I prevent access to my home directory from another root user?
I don't believe that there is any way you could prevent a root user from whacking the SElinux policies in ways that he wants. To do that, there would have to be an impermeable separation between the SElinux roles and the Linux users, such that one could completely administer SElinux without any of the usual tools needed by root. I don't think it's possible, but SElinux is complex enough that one really does need to be an expert to say. I'm confident that the OP isn't yet at an SElinux skill set adequate for this, and this answer does not provide adequate guidance on that.
Jan
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comment How can I prevent access to my home directory from another root user?
This is not a complete answer, just a pointer to one approach: 1. Create an encrypted partition 2. Copy your home directory contents to that partition 3. purge all your home dir contents, except for a minimal shell script which mounts the encrypted partition over your home directory. This script should prompt for password during login. Note that the root user will still be able to access the encrypted data while you're logged in, but as long as you unmount when logging out, you're good the rest of the time.
Dec
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comment Need help in extracting info from multiple html files [req: batch/c++/notepad script]
Bear in mind that the suggestion of using .Net or C++ is no better -- both would require installation of tools that aren't in the base platform, and the problem does not involve accessing Windows APIs, which might give other tools an advantage over bash.
Dec
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comment Need help in extracting info from multiple html files [req: batch/c++/notepad script]
Delete it? Don't be silly! This is, in fact, a highly acceptable answer on Windows. There's no law against installing bash for Windows or MinGW or Cygwin or unixutils. A batch file would be a lousy solution, even if you could somehow get the parsing to work. The only other "Native" windows solution which doesn't involve installing a tool that might or might not be present already is VBscript, and that sucks too for this problem. So in fact, this solution is at least as good as the alternatives, and offers the chance of introducing the OP to *nix concepts.
Dec
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comment Need help in extracting info from multiple html files [req: batch/c++/notepad script]
Well in fairness to James, doing such things on Windows is needlessly difficult, so it makes sense to just answer for a sensible platform and tell the OP to "get a real operating system!" :) Really, though... a fairly simple MinGW installation would make this script a valid Windows solution.
Nov
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answered How to install packages onto Linux Mint without Internet?