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Old 03-10-2010, 10:59 PM   #1
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got linux setting on windows...

This morning I got a strange stuff all my linux setting got ported in wondows..I have win7 and ubuntu dual boot and i used most ubuntu for most of the time ..but have to open windows for photoshop,maya etc...
My problem is or say fear is that i newly installed googlechrome and found some history in it which are same as my ubuntu googlechrome well i have customized my vlc player in ubuntu this morning i found the same customization in the my fear how this can be happen........

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Old 03-11-2010, 02:34 AM   #2
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it can't happen. there is no way at all for VLC to magically swap settings without you having conciously done something very odd and complicated.
Old 03-11-2010, 08:27 AM   #3
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Back in my beginner days I had this same problem with a triple boot of gentoo xubuntu and win7 (early days being last summer haha) I would change settings in gentoo or ubuntu and then see the same settings in all 3 OSes. I had all my operating systems using 1 last partition as the main storage for everything, which turned out to be the problem. I had asked my IT instructor about it and he told me some open source progs use the same "conf" files across different OS for example windows and gentoo both read google chromes config the same way. He said it still shouldn't be changing in windows though, without your consent. I know this is not a solid answer but I felt I should share with you anyways as we have had the same problem. Cheers.
Old 03-11-2010, 09:38 AM   #4
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The only way to get them to possibly read the same file is to share home directories across systems, and as your instructor said, wouldn't in Windows.

Windows may read the same file, but it is hardly going to set it's self to use a completely different hierarchy, FHS, and bring in the deps to support one of the Linux extended filesystems. Not without doing something, as Chris says, odd and complicated.
Old 03-11-2010, 09:41 AM   #5
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Do you have google account? Google saves your history and that will be available on both.

The VLC thing doesn't make much sense to me though.


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