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Im That Guy....


Jul
23
awarded  Constituent
Jul
7
awarded  Yearling
Jan
4
answered Configure a trackball under Linux without editing Xorg.conf
Nov
27
comment External USB device is not working as boot device
What CD/DVD in your external drive do you use to boot from?
Sep
14
comment Why does my computer freeze and make a terrible buzzing noise every once in a while?
What OS are you using?
Sep
14
answered How to create a symbolic link in an other directory?
Aug
24
awarded  Altruist
Aug
22
comment Is there a folder-only based music player for Linux?
xmms allows you (at least on my linux system) to drop a folder in the play list and it will pick up all tracks in that folder recursively.
Aug
21
awarded  Enlightened
Aug
18
awarded  Organizer
Aug
18
awarded  Investor
Aug
11
comment Suggest a free tool for generating high quality 16x16 and 32x32 letter icons (A … Z)
Hate to be a buzz-kill, but Calibri is a microsoft product -- do you know if there is copyright on the font or whether microsoft have moved it to public domain?
Aug
11
awarded  Guru
Aug
11
comment How can I save energy when using a notebook?
+1 for actually answering the question of discharging/recharging the battery -- the answer is that it uses more power than leaving the charger in when in use
Aug
11
comment How can I save energy when using a notebook?
@Sylverdrag -- seems unreasonable to down vote the answer just because you disagree with the question -- there is nothing wrong with the question either when viewed objectively, however your argument of "is it worth it" is probably very fair (I don't think it is either) but that should not affect the correctness of the Q&A -- however this answer does not answer the specific OP question of discharging/recharging the battery.
Aug
10
awarded  Commentator
Aug
10
comment Will my computer slow down if I install multiple operating systems?
@Icode4food - being alinux man myself, I have not had the pleasure of trying window7's XP mode, so not sure how it works, but you may be right that there is a possibility of people running both Windows7 and XP though a build in VM -- the user would be able to tell the difference from a dual boot in as much as he will be able to use both at the same time, where in dual boots you cannot.
Aug
10
comment Will my computer slow down if I install multiple operating systems?
@Fake Name -- good point on that not all hypervisors implement the machine in software (bare-metal), however the basis of the quetion of does the machine slow down is un affected -- ram, cpu, disk and network all becomes shared resources regardless, and hence the machine performance IS affected.
Aug
10
awarded  Good Answer
Aug
10
awarded  Mortarboard