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Not an event, just a look back on how the site design changed over the time. Click on the image to get the full page on Wayback Machine. This post was made possible because of the big cached page library Wayback Machine has. Ubuntu - Stack Exchange (2010) Ask Ubuntu - Stack Exchange (2011) Ask Ubuntu (2012) Ask Ubuntu (2013) (Somewhat redesigned) Ask ...


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I used to live with someone who collected old PCs that were getting discarded by his college. He had practically a wall of them in his room and was always trying to get some form of Linux to run. Occasionally he would ask me to help him build or rebuild a machine. He spent most of his free time on this, and nothing ever worked properly. It was around 2007 I ...


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Introduction to software installation Saturday October, 10 14:00-16:00 UTC In case you missed it: lesson transcript


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I had a subject called Operating Systems during my graduation. All the assigments were to be done on Linux environment, preferably, Ubuntu. So, my professor indirectly introduced me to Ubuntu in 2017. I started using Ubuntu, apart from doing assignments, primarily because whenever I had some urgent work, my main operating system (at that time) started to ...


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I have been tinkering around with different Linux and BSD distros (and NAS variants) together with a friend for about 10 years now. Recently we both needed to upgrade our home servers, and talked about settling on a single distribution that would be best suitable for our needs. After some research, we decided to give Ubuntu a try over Debian, mainly because ...


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I was looking for an OS that would work on a NEC Z1 all-in-one system that wasn't Windows. Ubuntu 8.04 fit the bill perfectly and I never looked back. =) This is the old NEC Z1 that kicked off my love of Ubuntu. It is in need of some loving care and it does boot, but it is having issues right now with its 10.04 installation. It really has been a good ...


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My ubuntu story is short. My main OS is Debian. And I found it is a good idea to look over the children and grandchildren from debian. I often found solution for my debian problems here and in a german community, so I thought it is pay day. To give something back. As I told short story.


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Beginner-level introduction to command line (Part 2*) Sunday 18th October, 15:00 - 16:00 UTC * actually it's still Part 1 as we didn't finish it, but I can just call it Part 2 and nobody will ever know I still haven't prepared the real Part 2 yet ^_^ In case you missed it: lesson transcript.


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Beginner level introduction to command line (part 3*) Sunday 25th October 2020, 14:30-15:30 UTC * It's technically still part 1 - I guess we'll be doing this until Ask Ubuntu's next birthday...


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I always used to be an open-source fan! The first open-source program I fully embraced was Firefox 1.0.0.0. I was at university during that time. I was a Windows user, even though I already knew about Linux. Mostly because of gaming. I started a job at a small company where my work involved the development of websites using ASP.NET with C#. Around 2-3 years, ...


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I was a long-time Windows user since 3.1. But when my new computer came with Windows 8, it was insufferable. My workplace at the time used a mixed Linux / Windows environment, so I had some exposure to Linux. I talked to some veteran Linux users and got their recommendation - Ubuntu. I started out testing Ubuntu 12.04 in a virtual machine, then went to ...


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Introduction to SSH, Rsync and Cron Sunday 25th of October, 16:00 - 17:00 UTC Agenda Basic SSH usage Basic Rsync CLI usage Basic usage of Rsync with cron Using SSHFS to mount remote folders Taste of advanced Rsync script (if there is time)


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My first experience with Linux was during my graduation in Electronic Engineering: I had to learn how to design field-programmable gate arrays (FPGA) using some tools that were able to run only on Red Hat Linux (I don't remember exactly which version, but this happened more or less in 2007). My curiosity about Linux increased after that experience, but what ...


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Just want to say THANK YOU to this amazing community! I have only been here for approx. 15 days or so; and I have been able (even though my kinda, not-so-good English ) and I have somehow managed to be at least a bit of help; (hopefully) Thanks! Regards, William Martens.


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SSH, Rsync and Cron - Continuation, clarification and questions Sunday 1st of November, 16:00 - 17:00 UTC


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Time Line 1996 PC (Windows95, just public access) 1998 TI Calc (Got interested in its Basic) 2003 VAX at university, PC (Windows XP, with full access) 2006 Debian at university 2007 Ubuntu till now. Still trying some other distributions from time to time. At work, company endorsed some systems: 2008-2012 OpenBSD server (Replaced later with FreeBSD, ~2014) ...


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Beginner level introduction to command line (part 4*) Sunday 1st November 2020, 14:30-15:30 UTC


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Background I've ran and developed software for Windows since circa 1992 & Win 3.1 (yes, before Win 3.11 which included Windows For Workgroups networking). I absolutely loved it when Win95 was released and we got true pre-emptive multitasking. It was world-changing! I enjoyed various versions of Windows (2000,XP,7) and was able to skip a lot of the ...


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Many years ago I rented a Dedicated Server that had Windows installed when someone mentioned that Linux was a better solution for what I was using the server for and negates the cost of a Windows Server Licence. Out of curiocity, having never used Linux, I installed CentOS on the server and was impressed. Then I installed Ubuntu Hardy Heron with its Desktop ...


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Adding my 2nd answer here; Because the community really deserves (every single one of you) the thank you - post I did above; My first experience with Linux, was... A terminal. No but - enough with the jokes; It was Ubuntu, my friend introduced me to it as I begun more and more show interest in programming and , especially computer security. And as I grew ...


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Catija sorted a nice banner for us linking to the events post


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Request I would like to learn about using Windows and Android programs on Ubuntu.


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It would be nice lesson for systemd. Like make own target or service system-wide or for user associated with udev.


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Request Precautions and safety measures to be taken while running commands (that could affect our system).


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Request Tricks to speed up Ubuntu ⚡🚀⚡.


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