Ubuntu: Technical differences between ways in which UNIX and Windows “mount” devices

Question: Question from which this arose is here: What does it mean to mount something? Since asking about which is "better&q...

Ubuntu: Do I need to install a bootloader while upgrading a virtual machine?

Question: I have a virtualization server which is having a few virtual machines running at top of it. All this was done using Ubuntu s...

Ubuntu: Is there a difference between the '&&' and ';' symbols in a standard BASH terminal?

Question: They seem to both signal BASH to commence with another command following the symbols but is there a distinct difference? ...

Ubuntu: What are the alternatives to Network Manager for wireless?

Question: I was wondering if there are any GUI alternatives to the Network Manager. It seems, I always run into problems with it (unst...

Ubuntu: How do I set the CPU frequency scaling governor for all cores at once?

Question: I'd like to set the CPU frequency scaling governor for all cores at once instead of doing it individually for each core....

Ubuntu: How to save Ubuntu from restarting on a laptop with malfunctioning video card?

Question: My laptop's video card is malfunctioning. I have Ubuntu 10.10 Desktop. After typical boot up, it restarts, but it's ...

Ubuntu: How do you change Window Control Position in the Unity Panel?

Question: Currently, my window decorations are in the top left as per the default Ubuntu, but I have reordered them to "Minimize,...

Ubuntu: How large should I make root, home, and swap partitions?

Question: I have a laptop with win7 installed. I have now made a 60gb partition which I want to install ubuntu into. The question I ha...

Ubuntu: Can I use standard tools to get the full name of a process, when its name has embedded spaces?

Question: I understand that it may be a rare situation for an executable to have spaces in it, but it could happen. An example m...

Ubuntu: What are the packages/libraries I should install before compiling Python from source?

Question: Once in a while I need to install a new Ubuntu (I used it both for desktop and servers) and I always forget a couple of libr...

Ubuntu: Use 3 monitors w/built-in intel adapter + two old nvidia PCI cards on 10.10?

Question: I'd like to move from windows with my current workstation. The only thing holding me back is that I have 3 monitors con...

Ubuntu: How to make sudo remember my password and how to add an application to startup

Question: I guess this should be a simple thing for ubuntu users out there. I have two questions. Whenever I need to run some co...

Ubuntu: Automatically launch gksudo when user doesn't have write permissions?

Question: Is it possible to automatically launch gksudo whenever I open a text file without write permissions in Nautilus? I often nee...

Ubuntu: Why does printf report an error on all but three (ASCII-range) Unicode Codepoints, yet is fine with all others?

Question: The 'printf' I refer to is the standard-issue "program" (not the built-in): /usr/bin/printf I was te...