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Comment on Return to Window Maker (on Xubuntu 15.10) by ddouthitt

Thu, 27 Jul 2017 17:29:41 +0000

Unlike most people, I try all kinds of browsers, all the time. Over the years, I've been a user of Flock, Firefox, IE for Macintosh, Netscape, Midori, lynx, elinks, dillo, Konqueror, Vivaldi, and many others - and tried several in this instance. (Since bloated browsers were mentioned - let me say that I've also used a wide variety of Second Life viewers, including Firestorm, Singularity, Restrained Love Viewer, CoolVR, Alchemy, CtrlAltStudio, Exodus, Lumiya, and others.) Unlike Second Life viewers, alternate web browsers are not viable alternatives for me. Many of the web sites I use are impossible outside of a major browser. I did try, but outside of Chrome or Firefox or IE (or now Edge) there are no browsers that can handle the majority of web apps on the web. In actual fact, I did wind up reverting back to XFCE for my daily use. I still use Firestorm and Google Chrome (not Chromium) daily and as long as I don't push it, XFCE seems to be ok. "Push it" means a ton of YouTube video tabs open or other heavy web sites.

Comment on Rescuing an Interrupted Ubuntu Upgrade by Missing internet and desktop icons after repaired upgrade to 14.04 – 1OO Club

Mon, 24 Jul 2017 12:30:22 +0000

[…] used the rescue method and after installing the “held-back” packages the system booted and worked (execpt that […]

Comment on Running Icingaweb2 on Ubuntu 16.04.1 LTS by cgnkev

Thu, 06 Jul 2017 19:27:51 +0000

nice tutorial thnx

Comment on Return to Window Maker (on Xubuntu 15.10) by An Archy

Fri, 30 Jun 2017 16:45:36 +0000

Nice to see someone else is using Window Maker. There are over three hundred themes available at this site and many of them still run ok, There is a G+ site for Window Maker here An there is a active thread since 2012 over here at ScotsNewsLetterForums, Lets raise the dead and keep this wonderful oldtimer running and bring it back to its former glory as THE desktop for GNU/Linux. Long live Window Maker. ;-)

Comment on What’s Wrong with Nagios? (and Monitoring) by Kai

Tue, 13 Jun 2017 08:35:05 +0000

Still an very old post. Did you guys have a look at OMDISTRO? Best Regards

Comment on AppStream Error in Ubuntu 16.04 Xenial by Stephen

Sat, 13 May 2017 20:20:46 +0000

I was getting the error below today when running apt update, even with sudo, even after sudo -i, removing the default cache folder manually, and after chmod 777 /var/cache/app-info/xapian/default -R (although it did seem to download package info after the last one, still threw an error though). ** (appstreamcli:23207): CRITICAL **: Error while moving old database out of the way. AppStream cache update failed. Using the above post to get the backport (at time of this comment 0.10.6) cleared this trouble, also. Thank you!

Comment on Are SSH Passwords Safer than Keys? by Secure key-based authentication with NoMachine v4 [Free] on Windows – Need For Bits

Thu, 13 Apr 2017 14:07:41 +0000

[…] is more safer (secure) then password based authentication. Read the articles for more information: Are SSH Passwords Safer than Keys? Information Security Stack Exchange: SSH password vs. key authentication SSH: passwords or keys? […]

Comment on Rescuing an Interrupted Ubuntu Upgrade by chrisl1977 (@chrisl1977)

Fri, 24 Feb 2017 19:46:28 +0000

This saved my buttock today - thank you!

Comment on Rescuing an Interrupted Ubuntu Upgrade by bottle

Sun, 15 Jan 2017 13:16:49 +0000

this is quite buggy if already have the egg to operate on. it skips the basics with maachine_id, primary-, default- and rescue-target ...... which is needed prior to enter a working anything without playing hangman inside grub/... bootmanager!!!