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    Although Linux is excellent for a great number of...

    Although Linux is excellent for a great number of things, running software designed for other operating systems is not one of them. World of Warcraft is a program that was meant to run on either...
  2. First, there's a difference between and "editor"...

    First, there's a difference between and "editor" and an "integrated development environment (IDE)" which is what you seem to be asking about.

    Netbeans, Eclipse, Code::Blocks, Anjuta, KDevelop, and...
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    Are these problems still present in the Ubuntu...

    Are these problems still present in the Ubuntu 10.10 livecd? I have a VPCF myself, but I haven't tried putting Linux on it yet.
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    Your netbook can certainly handle it. I have a...

    Your netbook can certainly handle it. I have a Dell Inspiron Mini with the same processor and default OS, and I run Ubuntu Netbook Remix 10.10 just fine. Here's my thoughts on it:

    TechieMoe.com -...
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    This tweak might fix your particular gripe,...

    This tweak might fix your particular gripe, hazel:

    Chris Ilias’ Blog Turn off the “Downloads Complete” alert in Firefox.

    As for me, yes. There are a number of little "effects" that annoy me on...
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    Most pen drives come formatted in FAT32, which...

    Most pen drives come formatted in FAT32, which reads and writes just fine in all modern operating systems. There's no reason to reformat if they're already in FAT32.
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    What kinds of files are you looking to share...

    What kinds of files are you looking to share between them? Linux can read your NTFS (Windows) partition just fine, but the other direction is a little more work. Office documents can generally be...
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    I defrag, wipe free space on my harddrive, and...

    I defrag, wipe free space on my harddrive, and constantly move files around into "better" organizational structures.

    TechieMoe.com - Moe's Blog - Hi, I'm Moe and I like toDefrag...
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    Linux User #270181 appreciates your reminder, and...

    Linux User #270181 appreciates your reminder, and will stop speaking in third person eventually. Really, he will.
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    However when I use a lap desk I cross my legs...

    However when I use a lap desk I cross my legs underneath, thus changing the position from what they describe. They say in the second page of the article that leg position is the major factor.

    So...
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    I actually stopped using laptops straight on my...

    I actually stopped using laptops straight on my lap when I purchased my MacBook Pro 1st gen. Those puppies got ridiculously hot. I mean boiling sear-your-skin-off hot. Apple of course denied it.
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    I have to agree with ozar here. Most of the...

    I have to agree with ozar here. Most of the titles I've bought on Blu-Ray that came out prior to 2000 aren't really going to impress you on Blu-Ray. Hang on to your DVDs and save your money for...
  13. No. My first distribution was Redhat 6.2 (zoot),...

    No. My first distribution was Redhat 6.2 (zoot), and it was a bear to get installed and configured, but I was in college at the time to be a Computer Science major so I just saw it as a fun challenge.
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    First of all, welcome. We have a thread...

    First of all, welcome. We have a thread specifically for helping new users acclimate, and it's found here:

    http://www.linuxforums.org/forum/newbie/57918-all-new-users-read-first.html

    As for...
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    My experience has been quite different. I'm not...

    My experience has been quite different. I'm not saying it's problem-free, but without specific examples this thread just sounds like a bunch of people complaining about a distro they just don't like....
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    Really? Can you cite some specific examples? I've...

    Really? Can you cite some specific examples? I've found the last five or six releases of Ubuntu to be quite stable.



    What kind of laptop do you have? Specs?



    Again, what kinds of "crap"...
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    I wonder if the issue with your NBR has to do...

    I wonder if the issue with your NBR has to do with the upgrade? I did a clean install of NBR 10.10 and I haven't noticed anything odd yet. Ubuntu does have kind of a spotty history for in-place...
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    I've also been running 10.10 on my home laptop...

    I've also been running 10.10 on my home laptop with no issues. I'm running 10.10 Netbook remix on my Mini and it also seems stable. If you're really worried about stability however I'd recommend...
  19. There are several, it just depends on what ind of...

    There are several, it just depends on what ind of game you're looking for. If you're a first-person shooter fan there's Nexuiz, Alien Arena, Warsow, and Cube.

    I believe Wormux also works over the...
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    Money has nothing to do with quality. Microsoft...

    Money has nothing to do with quality. Microsoft Bob, Windows Me and Windows Vista were all rather expensive flops. What programs are taking longer than you expect to open?
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    You could or you couldn't?

    You could or you couldn't?
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    For this guy? Apparently it is. As for me? Well...

    For this guy? Apparently it is. As for me? Well you could have fooled me. My laptop and my new netbook are alive and kicking with the latest version of Ubuntu, which is acting rather lively for an...
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    What do you consider "fast"? It's a pretty...

    What do you consider "fast"? It's a pretty subjective measurement.
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    Wifi and sound should work out of the box....

    Wifi and sound should work out of the box. Graphics will auto-detect but due to licensing concerns you have to specifically tell it to download the drivers. You should see a notification that drivers...
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    Small nitpick: if you're using sudo, you would...

    Small nitpick: if you're using sudo, you would enter your regular user's password, not root. Also, I generally recommend running binaries through a utility like SH.
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