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I develop software and stress-test hardware.


Mar
15
comment Your system administrator has set policies to prevent this installation
+1 for portable suggestion, however this sometimes is infeasible.
Mar
15
comment Your system administrator has set policies to prevent this installation
Your method doesn't work.
Mar
15
comment Your system administrator has set policies to prevent this installation
@Mike Chess: Maybe you should help solve the issue instead of projecting your conjectures. It's entirely possible to have this issue on a personal or test system that you have the right to modify.
Mar
15
comment Your system administrator has set policies to prevent this installation
This should be reopened as a real question. The correct answer is identified and accepted.
Jan
14
comment Strange cpuinfo, how many cores does these physical cpu has?
Yep this would do it. 2 CPUs, 4 cores each. Hyperthreading makes it as if each core counts as two, so 2 * 4 * 2 = 16 processors.
Jun
17
comment Why is Hardware Assisted Virtualization disabled by default?
Considering this wasn't a comparison of software virtualization vs hardware virtualization I don't see the point of your comment. I simply meant that utilizing more hardware features requires more cycles -> more power.
Feb
20
comment Why can I ping, but not browse?
Check your Firewall.
Feb
20
comment Software to generate a sequence of instructions
What's your OS?
Feb
16
comment How can I make it difficult to install a new operating system on a certain computer?
My thoughts I want to host a website on a desktop computer running Ubuntu with a Windows virtual machine. Fantastic! I will give away the computer in exchange for a number of months of remote web hosting. So you have the webserver but want to give it away? I want to add some kind of lock (hardware or otherwise) so that the end users will have difficulty just reinstalling Windows and using the machine as they want, in contradiction to the contract. You're making this a lot harder than it needs to be.. why not just keep the computer??
Feb
14
comment tail and ls -l inconsistency
What type of file is it?
Feb
13
comment Sandy Bridge vs Nehalem: comparable to Pentium M vs Pentium 4?
I should also mention that it depends what sort of Sandy Bridge processor you get. If you get a very high-performance processor compared to a lower-power consumption processor, that obviously makes a difference, since even within SB there are differences among processor classes.
Feb
13
comment Sandy Bridge vs Nehalem: comparable to Pentium M vs Pentium 4?
Compared to Nehalem? Yes. If you have a Nehalem processor or are thinking of getting one, just go with that.
Feb
13
comment OS X wants to back up Macintosh HD to itself
@slhck: Also when you remove your backup disk do you just unplug it or do you "Eject" then unplug it. If you're not properly removing it OS X Time Machine may get confused and think it still has to backup to something.
Feb
13
comment OS X wants to back up Macintosh HD to itself
@slhck: Is there any problem in just clicking "Don't Back Up"? That's why the option is there...
Feb
13
comment In 2 GB RAM installed computer, in task manager performance tab (Available + cached + Free ) memory add up only to about 1.2GB?
Is there a question here?
Feb
12
comment Install multiple Linux OS using WUBI
@soul: Well you can't install both, they're basically the same core system.
Feb
12
comment My Samsung R480 laptop freezes for short and inconsistent periods of time
Try playing a HD video with the wifi off and see if you can reproduce the problem. If you can it's probably your CPU overheating.
Feb
12
comment How to connect a Windows laptop to an Ubuntu laptop
I agree with @Kyle, Samba is probably the easiest way to go. If you want to set a static IP in Ubuntu just open a Terminal and type ifconfig. Find the port for your wireless or ethernet LAN that you're using (usually eth0 or wlan0) then type ifconfig eth0 <static-ip-here> replacing <static-ip-here> with something like 192.168.0.50
Feb
11
comment Educate me - should I buy these prebuilt NAS (which is better) or make my own?
@Linker3000, I actually didn't see that, sorry. But "tech savy" isn't really descriptive on the capability or lack thereof of someone setting up a completely brand-new, unfamiliar system. For example, a 7-year-old who knows their way around a computer and mobile devices could be considered "tech savvy" Just putting that out there.
Feb
11
comment Educate me - should I buy these prebuilt NAS (which is better) or make my own?
@Linker3000, did you read the OP question? One of the requirements stated was "I'd like this system to have a GOOD web based GUI. I don't want to install software to use it."