Aggravated...Ubuntu...

Discussion in 'Tech Talk' started by DeadMansLife, May 3, 2012.

  1. DeadMansLife

    DeadMansLife Senior Member

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    First things first. I love this OS.

    But tonight, I was playing with settings(while drinking:tequila:, not a good thing) and now when I hover on a link, U12.04 takes me to it. For the life of me I cannot figure out what the hell I did.

    PLEASE HELP!!!

    Signed,
    :brickwall:
     
  2. IndyGunFreak

    IndyGunFreak

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    1. Put the Tequila down.. ;)
    2. Go to the Unity Dashboard
    3. Search for "System Settings" and open it.
    4. Click on "Universal Access"
    5. Click on "Pointing and clicking"
    6. Slide the "Hover Click" to Off
    7. Close Universal Access Window (you don't need to click OK, or apply, the change is made immediately)
    8. Pick the Tequila back up

    IGF
     
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  3. gemeinschaft

    gemeinschaft AKA Fluffy316

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  4. DeadMansLife

    DeadMansLife Senior Member

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    Thanks Indy.

    I was about to boot into Win7 for the first time in week because of that.
     
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    9. And continue what's really important.
     
  6. IndyGunFreak

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    I'm convinced that the next time I boot Win 7, I'm going to get a "Where have you been" message.. ;)
     
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    duncan Lifetime Member Millennium Member

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    And when you try to sign off of Windows, it will refuse shutdown and spend two hours installing 100 updates.:rofl:
     
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    I've tried Ubuntu (not to mention a dozen other flavors of Linux). I always come back to Windows. Wasn't Linux supposed to win, like 10 years ago??
     
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    What's there to win? It's free software so who pays to advertise?
    However, Red Hat is a $1Billion Linux company.

    If we look at Internet connected devices MS has less that a 50% share now and they use to be what? 94 %
    Macs are BSD Unix at their core and Android is Linux.
    http://www.zdnet.com/blog/hardware/...to-the-internet-will-powered-by-windows/14478

    Most all the big iron servers are Linux and banking and stock market systems are overwhelmingly Linux.

    Super computers......
    Not much of a MS market.
    http://www.top500.org/charts/list/38/osfam

    I think Windows does win in the game market.
    But consoles are gaining fast.
     
  10. IndyGunFreak

    IndyGunFreak

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    You have to be willing to make a commitment to switch.

    IGF
     
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    yep. I tend to get that at work alot. I tend to set up pcs for clients way in advance and occasionally just leave them on my bench unless I have something else to take its place. Then the day before an install ill go to put it in the box around the time to leave. Updates always hit at that last shutdown...

    I rarely boot into windows anymore. I run Fedora 16 as my main os, and then use my works 2x app server for anything windows based that I need. Its like the best of both worlds.
     
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    Booted into W7 yesterday just for gitts and shiggles. Yep, TONS of updated! It is almost starting to feel unnatural.
     
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    Played with linux, and typing this from an xp. What's involved in the "commitment" necessary to switch?
     
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    1. If your goal is to start using Linux and say, "OK, how do I make my Windows software work"... you're just going to fail and end up frustrated. You need to learn to use Linux alternatives to popular Windows apps (Libre Office for MS Office, Gimp for Photoshop, etc..)

    2. You need to "relearn" how to use your computer. Yes, Ubuntu has narrowed the learning curve dramatically, but it is still very different from Windows. If you think because you're an "expert" at Windows, you will in turn be able to pick up Linux and learn it in an hour, you've got another thing coming.

    Those are the two main ones.
     
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    It might help to stop in at a LUG. Linux Users Group.
    Many of them, ours included, have installfests and are always more than happy to help a newbie. And share a beer and chat after.

    http://www.austinlug.org/node/358
     
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