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badcam, Jan 18, 6:38am
Bless me Linus. for I have sinned It's been three weeks since my last confession. These are my sins.

The freedom to run the program, for any purpose;
The freedom to study how the program works, and adapt it to your needs;
The freedom to redistribute copies so you can help your neighbour;
The freedom to improve the program, and release your improvements to the public, so that the whole community benefits;

A computer scientist, Stallman understood how programmers shaped software in ways that influenced how users of their code are able to act. Programmers might, for example, design software to spy on, work against, or create dependencies in, their users. As users??

little_egypt, Jan 18, 6:53am

Everyone should try running a 'truly free' distro such as gnewsense or blag exclusively for at least a month. If you happen to have a well supported chipset (Eg IBM/lenovo machines) it can be quite usable but you'll certainly notice a lot of things missing.

jcmp21, Jan 18, 6:57am
You probably would have got away with just chmod +x to make the file executable and then running

badcam, Jan 18, 7:09am
I've never seen you make such a contribution before.

Welcome to the Club. Try not to leave scuff marks.

badcam, Jan 18, 7:52am
That's a really good article.

Conversations around libre and gratis in the free software and open source communities overshadowed a second, and much less discussed, level of linguistic ambiguity in the term ???free software???: the term led to the four freedoms being interpreted as statements about qualities that software itself should have. Of course, Stallman doesn??

black-heart, Jan 18, 8:17am
Whats a good linux mail server! I'm used to exchange, but realize linux doesn't have anything that good.

Currently using mdaemon, but i want multiple domains. Also webmail is a must.

little_egypt, Jan 18, 9:11am

trade4us2, Feb 1, 8:07pm
OK, I have changed to Ubuntu on a new computer. My Windows files are on a Fat32 external drive.
How do I copy My Documents from the external drive to Documents in Ubuntu!
There is a right click Copy, but no Paste option that I can see.
I dare not drag and drop. I can copy the files by opening them and saving them one at a time but that will take months!

little_egypt, Feb 1, 8:17pm
Drag and drop should work fine. Just select-all first (highlight everything or press ctrl-A) then grab any of the selected icons and all of them will be dragged.


Open the Documents folder on the fat32 drive, select all (ctrl-A works) then copy (right-click menu, or ctrl-C)

Then go to the "Documents" folder . right-click anywhere in the empty space and choose "Paste" from the menu, or just press Ctrl-V.

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trade4us2, Feb 1, 8:30pm
OK thanks, there is a Paste in the empty space. Why don't they have a Paste when I right-click pointing to the actual folder name!

zak410, Feb 1, 8:34pm
also after you highlight an item to copy, you can paste it using the middle click.

little_egypt, Feb 1, 8:40pm
No you can't. That only works for text.

little_egypt, Feb 1, 8:43pm
Just checked; it does. (in Debian Gnome anyhow.)

trade4us2, Feb 1, 9:10pm
OK, in Ubuntu how do I get a file tree structure like I have been used to for over 20 years using all kinds of programs!
i.e. on the left is a list of folder names in a tree structure and on the right is the contents of the selected folder.
And can I list the files one file per line with the name, size, date, type etc!

nzoomed, Feb 1, 10:04pm
Was at noel leeming the other day and they are using linux on their computers! Well some of them anyway! lol I think its Ubuntu, but not sure.

zak410, Feb 1, 11:06pm
Oops, thanks for the correction.

badcam, Mar 18, 4:57am
Sweet. I wonder if it understands Kiwi. Sweeeet.

"Independent developer James McClain has developed a program which uses Google Voice API in the back-end to conduct various tasks on a GNU/Linux machine, just the way Siri does on the iDevices. The program allows a user to open sites, ask questions and perform other tasks just by voice. While initially developed for Ubuntu it is distro agnostic and can be used by other distributions as well.

The developer was running a private beta to further improve the project and has now released the source code under GNU GPL v3 licence.

Watch the video below to see what this program of capable of doing."!utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+muktware%2Ffeeds+%28Muktware+Feeds%29

little_egypt, Mar 18, 5:23am
Where it says 'places' on the left hand panel is a drop down menu. Click it and select 'tree' .

Also on the view menu choose 'list'

trade4us2, Mar 18, 7:20am
I cannot see the word "places" anywhere. I think I need to know where I should start.

trade4us2, Mar 18, 7:24am
And can anyone tell me why Ubuntu 12.10 crashes nearly every day! This is a brand new computer with all Ubuntu updates. I report all the errors.
There's some problem with a cache.
Windows 98SE didn't crash quite as often.

badcam, Mar 18, 9:32am
Do the logs suggest anything! Maybe it's a faulty RAM issue!

trade4us2, Mar 18, 9:42am
The main log doesn't allow me to copy it (why ever not!)
When I select "show updates" I get this:
"An unresolvable problem occurred while initializing the package information.

Please report this bug against the 'update-manager' package and include the following error message:
E:Encountered a section with no Package: header, E:Problem with MergeList /var/lib/apt/lists/nz.archive.-
l_main_i18n_Translation-en, E:The package lists or status file could not be parsed or opened."

badcam, Mar 18, 10:34am
A quick Google of "E:Problem with MergeList /var/lib/apt/lists" gave me this as one of the first links:!t=863742

According to that you need to do the following in the Terminal. Are you familiar with using the terminal!

sudo rm /var/lib/apt/lists/* -vf
sudo apt-get update

Try that.

nzoomed, Jun 24, 10:12pm
Why dont we make this thread the unofficial TM linux users forum.
Feel free to discuss anything Linux.

badcam, Jun 24, 11:18pm
Bookmarked. This is why I generally try to bump a lot of these old threads. I'll kick it off.

KDE Users:

What's your favorite Distro for running KDE on! I'm looking for stability and reasonably up to date programs.

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