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To root or not to root?view story

http://serverfault.com – Please see the (somewhat) related topic here. My day-to-day tasks on a linux machine require superuser access since I would be (re)starting services, monitoring the system, (un)installing stuff etc. Some time ago, I was insulted/ridiculed in an IRC session (as to be expected), because I was logged in as root to install ruby. Apparently, it is normal* to install services while being root, but no (HowTos)

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suggesting new irc opsview story

http://crunchbanglinux.org – i know this is likely entirely in the hands of corenomynoms to decide, but i'd like to suggest we get a couple more ops in #crunchbang  ... (HowTos)

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Profiles in Linux: H. Peter Anvinview story

https://www.linux.com – Every time you boot a CD or DVD, thank Peter Anvin for making it possible. And, as a key Linux contributor that's not all Peter has done in his long Linux career. Every time you boot a CD or DVD, thank Peter Anvin for making it possible. And, as a key Linux contributor that's not all Peter has done in his long Linux career. H. (Software)

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[kubuntu] How could I use irc ?view story

http://ubuntuforums.org – I found www.mibbit.com website that let me to use irc , but I don't know how can I use it for example , what is this ? I want to know simple way to use irc . (Hardware)

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#! is wicked! (New user)view story

http://crunchbanglinux.org – I ran Ubuntu Hardy Heron since 2008. It had what I needed for that period of time, but things change. Older hardware wasn't being friendly with most of the recent heavier dists so I ran Mint 9. Worked ootb, no complaints, but no surprises. (HowTos)

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Moc controls and infoview story

http://crunchbanglinux.org – I liked moc as a music player I just didn't like how it didn't have global hotkeys, so I made my own. (HowTos)

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[ubuntu] 12.04 installation succesfull but no user createdview story

http://ubuntuforums.org – Hi all, I've just reinstalled Ubuntu 12.04 on my pc but when I restarted it, there's no user defined : just a guest with no priviledges. So I'm unable to do anything .... My set-up was a dual boot with vista and Ubuntu 10.04 all starting with Grub nicely. (Hardware)

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In Other News: Verizon Locks The Samsung Galaxy S III’s Bootloader, But Device Gets Rooted Anywaysview story

http://www.talkandroid.com – While Samsung generally makes developer-friendly devices, Verizon Wireless went ahead and became a party-pooper by locking the bootloader of the Galaxy S III smartphone. Of course people didn’t take too kindly of that and immediately went to work and take it to Big Red. (IT news)

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AT&T thinks because I use IRC... I've been hacked...view story

http://ubuntuforums.org – Serious they sent me a warning stating that tey have detected IRC traffic.... and that I should scan my systems since.... IRC is a good indicator of malicious software.... Are they crazy?!? (Hardware)

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[ubuntu] Does ubuntu default to a color bash prompt if a color term is used?view story

http://ubuntuforums.org – Im just curious does ubuntu default to a colorized PS1 (bash prompt) if your using a color terminal. Its been a while since Ive used ubuntu and I cant remember. I figured it would be quicker to just ask another user than to download a livecd and check myself. I asked on irc but they seem pretty clueless what Im talking about since nobody answers and my query gets quickly buried. (Hardware)