Are you a web developer who works with Ruby on Rails, MySQL, Apache, Linux, jQuery and so forth? What (professional) blogs and news sites do you read? [more inside]
posted by fogster
on Jul 29, 2010 -
Any one have experience running Ubuntu or another Linux on an aluminum iMac? (Aluminum keyboard, wireless mouse, 2.66 Core 2 Duo) What works? What doesn't?
I'm not a Linux neophyte. I ran it on my desktop for about ten years, then moved to Apple after banging my head on wireless drivers. (Bought three successive cards that the "community" said worked. They didn't.)
I don't mind editing scripts, but I want all my hardware to work immediately after an install or after I grab some supported packages. I'm through chasing around for unsupported code that some guy says works on his hardware.
Is my Time Capsule going to be at all useful?
(Posted this question on the Ubuntu forum and got only two rather unhelpful replies.)
posted by justcorbly
on Jul 25, 2010 -
Sync me up! Anyone out there in hive land managed to sync a Nokia 3110c calendar and tasks to a Linux desktop? [more inside]
posted by blacksky
on Jul 25, 2010 -
What rackmountable or blade hardware vendor has the best support for hardware monitoring x86 Linux? [more inside]
posted by jrishel
on Jul 18, 2010 -
Windows Search-like functionality (hit the windows key, and type in your terms, then tap Enter)... in Linux? [more inside]
posted by Master Gunner
on Jul 16, 2010 -
Any suggestions for some resource-friendly linux software to stream live video (from a webcam) and audio (from a line-in) over the LAN (other than VLC and FFserver)? [more inside]
posted by prupert
on Jul 14, 2010 -
Okay, all you Red Hat / Fedora hackers - please, please explain to me this probably-very-simple aspect of the way the YUM package manager works. How do I just uninstall something without trashing everything that package touches? [more inside]
posted by koeselitz
on Jul 4, 2010 -
Replacing my laptop, and planning to give current laptop to my 85 yr old mother so she can email and chat with me, her grandchildren, and her great-grandchildren, and receive photo's. Is ubuntu a viable OS for her? [more inside]
posted by batikrose
on Jul 1, 2010 -
When trying to boot my computer, I am getting a Grub Error 21. I have tried several methods to fix and none of them have worked. I am at wits end. [more inside]
posted by hellojed
on Jun 23, 2010 -
I've been a self proclaimed Linux/BSD expert for the past 8 years. I just got offered a job selling Windows-based solutions. What do I need to speed-read to make the switch? [more inside]
posted by felspar
on Jun 5, 2010 -
Recommendations for a tiny Unix distro for serving servlets and nothing else. [more inside]
posted by bonaldi
on Jun 1, 2010 -
What is the best and easiest security methods to use when encrypting and storing important text files on Ubuntu? [more inside]
posted by 1awesomeguy
on Jun 1, 2010 -
My laptop can only connect to my girlfriend's wireless with Ubuntu, not Windows and it's driving me crazy. Tech problem or ghosts? [more inside]
posted by quietfire
on May 28, 2010 -
What's the best Linux web hosting control panel? I have a client who's hosting a few hundred websites on a homebrew Apache virtual hosting setup. It's a mess. I'm looking at migrating them to proper control panel software. [more inside]
posted by signalnine
on May 26, 2010 -
On MacOS, I can say osascript -e 'set myapp to name of (info for (path to frontmost application))'
to print the name of the program that currently has focus, in a way that's useful for shell scripting. How can I get the same information in a graphical session on Linux?
posted by fantabulous timewaster
on May 12, 2010 -
Have you used CrossOver Linux (the Codeweavers version of Wine)? Does it work well with MS Office 2007? I've installed regular Wine and MS Word on my (Fedora 12) computer, and it works like crap. I was curious if the commercial version worked any better. Thanks. [more inside]
posted by bluefly
on May 7, 2010 -
Long-shot filter... recovery of an AbiWord file that has disappeared while being transferred to a flash drive? [more inside]
posted by Savannah
on May 3, 2010 -
I want to set up Ruby on Rails development environment on my windows laptop at work, and plan to set up Virtual Box and install some version of linux, probably ubuntu, as a guest OS. I use windows mostly for work and OS X at home, but havent done much with linux (my office's production environment is linux, so I do a tiny bit).
Which version of ubuntu should I go with right now? I see "Lucid Lynx" has just been released (I love the naming), should I go with that or a previous recent version?
posted by pretzel
on Apr 29, 2010 -
I've somehow corrupted my GPT table on my Windows 7 box and i'm wondering if there is a way to recover/recreate this table. The MBR is fine and windows 7 still boots. Parted/Gparted cant see the partitions though (looking at the corrupted GPT) and it's becoming an issue because i'm attempting to dual boot with Ubuntu.
posted by runit
on Apr 23, 2010 -
Is there a way to disable Firefox keyboard shortcuts? Ctrl+Q specifically... [more inside]
posted by Dysk
on Apr 18, 2010 -
Why won't Ubuntu 9.10 recognize any recent pictures or new folders on my Windows Mobile 6.1 smartphone when I plug it in? [more inside]
posted by carsonb
on Apr 18, 2010 -
Two different USB mice freeze when using 3 different Ubuntu versions on my Dell desktop. Should I give up, and if so, what sort of linux version should a new user like me try? [more inside]
posted by Jenesta
on Apr 17, 2010 -
Linux LVM + dm-crypt filter: how to get my LVM to work with my Truecrypt-protected Win7 partition, from an MBR perspective? [more inside]
posted by jingzuo
on Apr 13, 2010 -
Help a lapsed linux user pick a distro with which to return to the fold. [more inside]
posted by 256
on Apr 1, 2010 -
Are there any blogs about open-source hardware/software products? [more inside]
posted by tmcw
on Mar 14, 2010 -
I've just got a new netbook running Windows 7. I've not maintained a windows machine since 2001 (my home machines have been mac then Ubuntu, at work I use Debian). I figure I should give Windows another chance. Specific questions I have follow, but I'm really after any good tips and tricks for becoming a power user of Windows 7. What should I know? What are your top tips? [more inside]
posted by handee
on Feb 25, 2010 -
What are the best open source web-hosting control panels out there? Are there any that are feature-competitive with commercial products like cpanel or plesk? What are your experiences working with them? [more inside]
posted by jenkinsEar
on Feb 24, 2010 -
How do I remove Dan's Guardian from an Asus Eee PC 900 Netbook? (Complications inside.) [more inside]
posted by mordax
on Feb 18, 2010 -
I'm considering switching to Ubuntu with no previous Linux experience. Also, I'm no techie. If this is a dumb idea, tell me why. If not, do you have any tips for making the transition? [more inside]
posted by pintapicasso
on Feb 16, 2010 -
My laptop (an Acer Travelmate) just gave up the ghost after 3 years and a replaced (but still dodgy) hard drive. Any suggestions for laptops that can handle plenty of travel and being bumped around in bags? [more inside]
posted by divabat
on Feb 10, 2010 -
My Linux machine has no monitor, which is fine, except I forgot to install SSHD. Help! [more inside]
posted by davejay
on Feb 4, 2010 -
Why do flatbed scanners seem to have so little dynamic range for sketches? I draw for fun, usually with a 0.5mm mechanical pencil. I do not put a lot of pressure onto the pen because it allows for more details/subtle shading.
When I scan the images, the "light" details are always blown out and no amount of fiddling xsane's settings (gamma, brightness, contrast) seems to reveal them.
Is there a trick I'm missing, or paper+scanner just really sucks and I should just use my tablet? Example scanned drawing
lacking much of the visual information that the eye can see on paper.
Scanners I have used over the years: HP ScanJet 3300C, Canon lide (briefly), and now a Brother MFC-5840CN.
posted by a007r
on Jan 28, 2010 -
Do people have ideas about what fun things I can do with a little embedded, Linux-capable machine I have lying around? [more inside]
posted by delfuego
on Jan 14, 2010 -
On my Windows machine I used rules in Outlook to do various things such as shutdown my system remotely via email.
I have switched to Linux (Mint 8) and would like to be able to do this with my new OS. Unfortunately I have not been able to find an email client that would enable me to execute an application/script/command based on a rule/filter. Thunderbird has filters, but only for sorting emails, not running commands.
posted by Unhyper
on Jan 11, 2010 -