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I am so bored today, that i started creating a command line batch file renamer, tested on Linux with Python 2.4.
Some of the simple things it can do is:
1) Change upper case to lower case and vice versa
2) Change file names by pattern substitution
3) Change file names by number sequence
4) Insert pattern in front of files
5) Insert pattern at the end of files.
6) Simple sort by number.
7) Manual revert of changed files.
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I don't really like the default behavior of Grub in Ubuntu to continue to add all the kernel updates to my grub boot menu. I never go back and use old kernels (except by mistake) and it just crowds up my boot menu.
In the past, I have used the #howmany option in /boot/grub/menu.lst to limit this to only the most recent kernel. Now that I am using Karmic Koala though, this option no longer appears to be available due to the fact that the default bootloader is now Grub 2.
In this post I want to point out my view on the so called user-friendliness.
I often read in posts on this forums things like: "If you want a more user-friendly OS then go for Ubuntu or Mint.", "Debian is less user-friendly than Ubuntu." or "Slackware is not a user-friendly distribution."
But is that true? I think not, at least not in general.
At first I have to define what user-friendliness in my eyes is. Assuming that I...