gnu/linux

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MPAA University toolkit for combatting “piracy” violates copyright laws

The Motion Picture Association of America (MPAA) recently released software which it urged some of America’s largest universities to employ in order to monitor their networks for unauthorized file sharing. Not only do the universities not owe the MPAA anything, but the toolkit was found by security specialists to raise […]

Pet Peeve – Thumbs.db

Having moved from Windows XP to GNU/Linux, the trail of Thumbs.db files left behind in my home directory is really annoying. It reminds me of Windows and the files aren’t hidden on a unix filesystem. Here is a command I used to rid myself of this reminder (posted here mostly […]

Get GNU/Linux

Here’s a great website I stumbled across for people interested in learning more about the GNU/Linux operating system. They’re pretty honest too, including sections like “What’s Better in Windows” in their articles. This website is run by a non-profit organization, GNU/Linux Matters, to promote GNU/Linux amongst everyday users. We believe […]

Moving Firefox/Thunderbird Profiles

This example will involve moving a profile from Windows XP to Ubuntu 7.04, but the basic idea can be used to move profiles around in many other scenarios. Step 1: Find Your Files In Windows XP, look in: Firefox: C:\Documents and Settings\<username>\Application Data\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles Thunderbird: C:\Documents and Settings\<username>\Application Data\Thunderbird\Profiles You should […]