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I've been using Linux and Unix professionally since 1995, mostly in Linux-related sysadmin/systems architect jobs supporting academia. I generally know my stuff, but am very happy to learn something new and to be corrected when I'm wrong. Currently, I am the Fedora Project Leader.


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answered Fedora 20 Gnome upgrade - cannot login anymore
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Nov
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comment Which file compression software for linux offers the highest size reduction?
Maybe it was a DOS thing? In Unix, the distinction between compression and archiving is commonly made (as you also say), but I've never heard "compactor".
Nov
10
comment Which file compression software for linux offers the highest size reduction?
Can you expand on the distinction between "compactor" and "compressor" that you are making here?
Nov
6
awarded  Enlightened
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awarded  Nice Answer
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Oct
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awarded  Guru
Oct
21
comment taskwarrior recurring tasks which each have a time limit?
@slm Yeah. I want it to show up in my "here's what you should be working on" report, but if I miss it, it's no big deal.
Oct
21
asked taskwarrior recurring tasks which each have a time limit?
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21
awarded  Generalist
Oct
14
answered is asus Q87T motherboard compatible with Redhad Linux?
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11
awarded  Popular Question
Oct
3
revised How do I make Powertop's suggestions permanent?
I have no idea why that ' was there.
Sep
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awarded  Explainer
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Sep
19
comment How to remove a (group) of softwares that depend on one another?
Oooh. I don't think this is a duplicate. The grep-based solution is dangerous. Better to use yum's own wildcards or in some cases `yum --setopt="clean_requirements_on_remove=1"
Sep
17
comment Why is there an apt-get script set in my cron.daily, I'm on Fedora 20?
If you don't have any particular reason for it, I'd suggest removing it. The native package managers are much better maintained.
Sep
17
revised Why is there an apt-get script set in my cron.daily, I'm on Fedora 20?
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Sep
17
answered Why is there an apt-get script set in my cron.daily, I'm on Fedora 20?