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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.


Mar
13
revised Why is Vim eating up Ctrl when used with Ctrl+v and how to fix it?
edited body
Mar
13
comment Does SELinux provide enough extra security to be worth the hassle of learning/setting it up?
SELinux can have strong benefits for home use. I'll elaborate more later.
Mar
13
comment Youtube Videos become Choppy When Maximised [Ubuntu Maverick]
@Paul Dixon: there's no reason this can't be answered here, as it is not particularly Ubuntu-specific.
Mar
13
awarded  Civic Duty
Mar
12
comment Centos or Scientific Linux
(In my "regular user" voice, not speaking specifically as a moderator.) Please add some "why" to your statements.
Mar
12
answered Centos or Scientific Linux
Mar
12
comment make a 2nd root?
Best of all, I think, is to edit sudoers once to make some group (wheel is traditional) have the ability to act as root. Then, later, you just need to add users to that group to give them sudo privileges, with no more risky editing of the config file.
Mar
11
comment How do I reuse the last output from the command line?
It seemed so obvious that I was hesitant to say it. But everyone else is so busy being clever. :)
Mar
11
comment Spotlight/Search on Fedora
@Humble Debugger — Strigi has a plugin interface, so all sorts of lightweight clients are possible, and in theory you could find one and attach that to a keyboard shortcut. Except, I don't know of any clients that anyone actually ever implemented.
Mar
10
awarded  Suffrage
Mar
10
revised Reset all groups to default
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Mar
10
comment Reset all groups to default
@Gilles — oh, good call on those as potential back-up sources.
Mar
10
answered How do I reuse the last output from the command line?
Mar
10
revised Why isn't a straightforward 1/5/15 minute moving average used in Linux load calculation?
edited tags; edited title
Mar
10
comment Please recommend a GUI telnet client
Why? What would it do?
Mar
10
revised best bittorrent client on Linux
edited tags
Mar
10
comment best bittorrent client on Linux
The reference bittorrent implementation is written in Python, by the way.
Mar
10
comment Arch Linux: python and python2 are in conflict
Ah, right, that makes perfect sense. Thanks.
Mar
10
comment Arch Linux: python and python2 are in conflict
Ahh, the nuances of packaging systems. So where is "python and python2 are in conflict (python<3). Remove python2?" coming from?
Mar
10
comment Arch Linux: python and python2 are in conflict
So, is it the updated python ( that is, python 3) which is set to conflict with python<3, or is it compiz-fusion-gtk doing that? If it's the new python, that leaves @Blender out of luck, as long as anything still requires python2, right?