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I would say you are describing fanboys. Mint fanboys, Nemo fanboys, Gnome fanboys, "my software of choice is better than yours" fanboys and generally speaking "my dad is stronger than yours" fanboys which were unheard of since ending kindergarten. Unfortunately they show up pretty often in various places, including Facebook groups for Linux users and maybe ...


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Even when keeping in mind What is the difference between apt and apt-get? there is still no logical reason to enforce using apt over apt-get/apt-cache. An extra second or two to type 4-6 extra characters is not a major inconvenience and the vast majority of users are not going to care if they're typing apt versus apt-get so long as it gets the job done of ...


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We all know the difference: What is the difference between apt and apt-get? Both have their merit as both work for the task they are designed to. This also means there is no reason why we should force people into one or the other.


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I copied and pasted my own answer from another question, modifying it slightly so as to fit the fact that the question was put differently. I have 5 answers that are more or less 80% the same answer, just trimmed and chopped and regurgitated to different proposes, which off the top of my head only remember two: I can boot Ubuntu only if I plug my USB How ...


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Edit As Zacharee1 pointed out it appears that CelticWarrior has recommended OP to install lighter version of Ubuntu due to their hardware. In this case, I agree that this is a reasonable suggestion. We have no obligation to force user to user memory intensive software when there's lighter solutions. Original answer TL;DR: Comments are for discussion. Be ...


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I'd have no problem with you posting the same answer a million times over as long as they answered different questions. This is a case where it is not only clear that they are duplicate but also that you knew the older question existed because you posted to both within a matter of minutes. If you were a new user, yeah, I'd probably suggest more delicate ...


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Without looking at the topic it is about: if you can copy the answer the question is (more than likely) a duplicate and should be flagged as such. --- edit --- Was this moderator wrong to warn me for doing this, or was I in the wrong for re-using parts of my answers? My opinion? no and yes. Comments were disabled on my deleted answer so I had no ...


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