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Moving ubuntu minimize, maximize, & close buttons on Ubuntu 10.04

Posted 05-15-2010 at 11:04 AM by jkzfixme

As I drink my scotch after a long day of golfing I ponder life's great philosophical questions, such as the direction that Linux is heading, and if the wife is going to yell at me for that new scotch stain on the couch. Are we men, or are we mac users ? I mean seriously, whats with the buttons on the left ? Is it some insidious plot to ruin my optimistic attitude in life, like the KFC Double Down ? Is it a new direction that Ubuntu is going if it has already been trodden down by turtleneck wearing...
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Migrating from WinXP to Ubuntu 9.10

Posted 03-01-2010 at 02:08 PM by SrDorothy

Finally!...I'm spending most of my time working in the Ubuntu half of my computer (multiboot). I gave up wishing the GUI networking stuff would work, and mounted my docs from the server using the command line; then automounted by editing /etc/fstab I had heard about this in my Linux group, but got the details by searching on the Internet.

I also have changed, mostly, the applications I use to those I can use in Ubuntu 9.10. There are still a couple of newsletters I am doing in Windows...
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Fix the arrow keys in the Ubuntu Perl debugger

Posted 02-01-2010 at 01:14 PM by drask

This is just a quick note to myself. I spend a lot of time in the perl debugger (perl -d -e 1) and CPAN (perl -MCPAN -e shell) in Ubuntu and hate the way that when I get to the perl shell my keyboard cursor keys stop doing useful things like scrolling through my history and start producing garbage like "^[[A", "^[[B" "^[[C" and "^[[D" (up arrow, down arrow, right arrow and left arrow respectively).

I have fixed this several times on other boxes,...
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A Day in the Life of Your Average Linux User: Rails on Ubuntu

Posted 11-18-2009 at 08:02 AM by Murdock1979

*Disclaimer: the following narration is for entertainment purposes only and does not necessarily reflect any real scenarios...or does it?

Let's follow a seemingly "simple" task for an average Linux user:

Scenario: Install Ruby on Rails on Ubuntu System

This sounds simple enough. Anyone familiar with Rails, knows there are 4 easy steps to installing a Rails web model:
1. Install Rubygems
2. Update Ruby Gem system
3. Install...
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Upgrade Ubuntu from Jaunty to Karmic

Posted 10-31-2009 at 11:55 PM by Sonneteer
Tags ubuntu, upgrade

My first attempt to upgrade to Karmic was met with an error about ubuntu-minimal missing. The problem being the mirror I had selected was not synced with the new distro yet. (The "Select Best Server" option probably thought it was a good mirror precisely because nobody was downloading thousands of packages from it yet) So after switching to a different mirror, the upgrade went pretty smoothly.

In addition to the improvements one can find on many another review, a few things...
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