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    My laptop keyboard is working fine with windows but it is not working with Ubuntu 20.04 or 22.04

    This may not be helpful or even apply in this situation - but - I had problems installing Linux on an old Mac Book, Ubuntu & Mint wouldn't even get off the ground. But I did manage to get Linux Lite installed. The only issue was the keyboard. Some keys worked - sort of - some did not work -...
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    My laptop keyboard is working fine with windows but it is not working with Ubuntu 20.04 or 22.04

    Excellent question! I wouldn't have thought of that!
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    Today's article has you ignoring perfectly good security warnings to get what you want...

    Good article. I don't very often use wget but I had never thought about the certificates issue with it. Nice. I agree that not every site 'needs' HTTPS or other security certs. Probably no need to mention this to anyone using wget but to someone just starting out with it - it may be worth...
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    Windows File Manager has ads now?

    I hadn't noticed . . . . and probably never will. ¯\_(ツ)_/¯
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    Root Privileges

    It should be included in the package. Check the "Read Me" file.
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    Help with questions

    man chown
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    Does zeroing out a hard drive guarantee total file elimination?

    Not sure which you are referring to but here are some links: My Hard Drive Died CENTER FOR MEMORY AND RECORDING RESEARCH Scott Moulton over at My Hard Drive Died mentions some Russian guy who has software tools available which can access the drive at a very low level.
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    Why Does The Wizard Use So Many Distros?

    I agree. That's been my experience also. A VM is good for a quick spin around but to get the full effect I like to install on 'bare metal'. That's where having a spare box or two just for playing around and experimenting comes in handy.
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    How do kids conceive the internet?

    Inconceivable ! ! !
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    Question About Selling Open-Source Games

    No, you don't. Whether or not you should depends on your level of exposed assets and the degree of risk you are willing to take.
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    (Solved) Installing problem

    Did you create bootable install media and use that to run the installation from?
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    Does zeroing out a hard drive guarantee total file elimination?

    Multiple overwrites will generally make the data unrecoverable for all practical purposes. The site "MyHardDriveDied" has some very good and interesting information regarding this. He does forensic file recovery. But here is the thing I have not seen mentioned here and which many people forget...
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    Error message when I attempt to access online banking

    Are you using a VPN?
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