All I want for Christmas is an iPod touch. Please tell me we'll be happy together. [more inside]
Linux or Windows 7 for scientific computing? [more inside]
I am a stupid Linux user: I was cleaning up my netbook's hard drive and somehow trashed keyboard & mouse support. [more inside]
What are the current best options for providing a front end for users to search and enter data to a SQL database? [more inside]
Help me diagnose and fix my Ubuntu DHCP server problem. I've tried asking a few Linux gurus and either gotten snarled at or ignored, and my google-fu is not getting it (perhaps there is no such problem other than myself). Hope me Metafilter! (detailed more inside) [more inside]
One linux box, 3 NICs, two internet connections, one local network. Help me make it be the best it can be. [more inside]
I am trying to administer several game/etc servers on a rented VPS running CentOS. I am horribly ignorant on how to do this properly and I'm getting overwhelmed. How can I make this easier on myself? [more inside]
Where is the best information on converting my laptop from Windows to Linux for a non-techie person?
Where is the best information on converting my laptop from Windows to Linux for a non-techie person? I'm adept at using computers (Mac and Windows) but have never used Linux. I'm looking for very basic instructions. The goal is to convert my older Sony Vaio to Linux, although it will not be my primary computer.
Is there a way to install the Windows version of Berkeley Madonna on Ubuntu? It's not seeming to want to work with Wine.
In the shower this morning, I had an idea about backup support for disk drives. Since all my best inventions either have fatal fundamental flaws or have already been invented years ago by other people, has anybody already done this one for Linux? [more inside]
Is there virtual machine software that plays nicely with dual monitors? [more inside]
I need software to generate an RSS feed from a revision control repository, complete with commitdiff output. [more inside]
I can't use any operating systems because of Grub. Can any computer experts help me? [more inside]
I have some avi files that I want to turn into a video DVD that is watchable with a standard DVD player. Here's the catch-- I want to do it using Ubuntu. What's the easiest way to do it? [more inside]
i've given up on windows, and i'm enthusiastic about not dealing with its security issues ever again. [more inside]
I need help (via chat if possible) - I'm trying to install FSL on Linux (in a Windows environment via VMware) and running into some snags. I'm very new to Linux but overall a competent computer user. I'm stuck trying to configure it & bring up the gui.
Have you ever seen a creative sysadmin resume? [more inside]
How do you go about when you look for a part-time entry-level software developer job? [more inside]
Are you allowed to use a computer in the US when you are in prison? [more inside]
Need help solving a zip archive timestamp & GNU make interaction problem on Linux, MacOSX, and other systems.
We ran into the following conundrum while distributing source code for some open-source software we produce. Our code is pretty straightforward C++ stuff with makefiles designed for GNU make. We distribute the package as a zip archive. Works on most systems (Linux, Windows, MacOS, FreeBSD and others). Now, zip stores and unzip restores the file timestamps. Problem is, if someone downloads the archive in an earlier time zone than the one in which it was produced, the unarchived files have a timestamp in the future. [more inside]
Linux script to parse all files in file tree and submit to a program? [more inside]
Can you help fix my virtual machine? (details inside) [more inside]
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]
What antivirus software should I run on a large Debian web server? [more inside]
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.)
Sync me up! Anyone out there in hive land managed to sync a Nokia 3110c calendar and tasks to a Linux desktop? [more inside]
What rackmountable or blade hardware vendor has the best support for hardware monitoring x86 Linux? [more inside]
Windows Search-like functionality (hit the windows key, and type in your terms, then tap Enter)... in Linux? [more inside]
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]
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]
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]
What could have caused all my linux log files to vanish? [more inside]
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]
I'm getting a 100meg internet connection, what do I do with it? [more inside]
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]
Recommendations for a tiny Unix distro for serving servlets and nothing else. [more inside]
What is the best and easiest security methods to use when encrypting and storing important text files on Ubuntu? [more inside]
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]
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]
The Windows partition of my PC is no longer able to connect to my home network. How do I fix it? [more inside]
Argh! What's happened to my fonts in Opera on linux? [more inside]
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?
Can anyone think of a way to hack in podcast XML from Youtube? [more inside]
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]
Long-shot filter... recovery of an AbiWord file that has disappeared while being transferred to a flash drive? [more inside]
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?
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. Thanks!
Is there a way to disable Firefox keyboard shortcuts? Ctrl+Q specifically... [more inside]
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]