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comment Troubleshooting Application Hangs on Mac OS X
I believe that the version on install discs may be quite out of date. I downloaded the tools recently from Apple, and they were just under a gig (not a couple of gigs).
Jul
17
comment Upgrading Ubuntu to 9.04 breaks ATI video card driver, VESA and ati/radeon drivers
This sounds more serious, but just so you understand it's normal to have to rebuild extra modules like this when you upgrade your kernel. I haven't used ATI in a long time (and even then, only on Debian), but as I recall before installing a new driver you had to completely purge the old one. Did you do that?
Jul
17
comment Is it possible to see which torrents a server/tracker is hosting?
A reasonable guess it that it's 80% porn.
Jul
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comment Mac OSX: conventional places where binary files should live
/usr/local/bin is already in a default OS X $PATH (though too late - see my answer). If you use MacPorts, its installer should edit your path as necessary - at least it always has in my experience. That said, it's good for users to know what it's doing (and why).
Jul
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answered Mac OSX: conventional places where binary files should live
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answered RootKit Hunter Warnings on Mac OS X
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comment How do you track which packages were installed on Ubuntu (Linux)?
You're not likely to get one easily-shared answer for all Linux distros. Package management is a big part of what distinguishes different Linux distros.
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comment How do you track which packages were installed on Ubuntu (Linux)?
Also, apt-get isn't deprecated. Debian recommends aptitude for package management on the command line, but that's a far cry from deprecating apt-get.
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comment How do you track which packages were installed on Ubuntu (Linux)?
I think that you can get that information without needing grep: aptitude search '~i !~M' should do the trick.
Jul
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answered How do you track which packages were installed on Ubuntu (Linux)?
Jul
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comment Sync remote folders on Linux
Since rsync very likely is the simplest answer, explain what problems you're having with that. (The problems may spill over to any other solution, anyhow.)
Jul
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comment Learning to Use Linux
Gentoo is outstanding for learning, but I also wouldn't recommend it for someone brand new to Linux. I might recommend Sabayon instead: it's Gentoo-based but offers a great deal of support for multimedia.
Jul
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comment Learning to Use Linux
@codeLes: I would imagine that Ubuntu ships a healthy variety of wireless firmware, yes. I can't say for sure, since I don't use it, but on my Debian machines (Ubuntu is Debian-derived; they're related but not identical) the kernel is good to go, but I need to use a tool called b43-fwcutter to download the necessary firmware for the wireless. Your larger point is right, but I wanted to warn someone brand new to Linux that there may be a few steps before everything works. (In a few cases of proprietary hardware, it may be impossible, but that's rarer and rarer.)
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comment Regex tool for Linux
@ Peter: I grant that spelling may be harder (for some people, some kinds of learners). Still, learn it. Software only gives you a false sense of security anyhow. Software can't spell well at all.