My computing experience dates back to the eighties when DOS was brand new and home machines ran on CP/M. From building my own systems I have some understanding in hardware and other complicated things but it is my believe that an OS has to be easy to use and to configure. That's why I use Ubuntu.

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comment Which release has easy VirtualBox host or VMWare host installation process?
You should [edit] your question to give us your criteria for "easy" (or hard if that matters).
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comment How can I better learn noun genders?
Thank you for your free app that may be very useful for people learning German. The S.E. network is very good at answering issues people may have but it is not such a good place to promote an application. You should therefore extend your answer with some more information what can be done with your application, maybe add some screenshots? Please also refrain from posting shorted links, as then you have a high risk your answer is considered as spam.
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awarded Good Answer
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comment Welches Pronomen bei Firmennamen?
@nelly: Dein Kommentar nicht, andere aber schon.
Aug
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comment Do we want to change our chat room’s name?
@Wrzlprmft it is those people who should find us easily, all others already know of us and likely don't care much about our name. We should not hide ourselves to the public by choosing a name only comprehensible to a native German.
Aug
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comment Welches Pronomen bei Firmennamen?
@nelly das ist richtig. Sobald man explizit Unternehmen (n) oder Konzern (m) hinzufügt, muss man das entsprechende Genus verwendend. Wenn dies nur in Gedanken erfolgte, kann man das entsprechende Genus nehmen. Wenn aber beides nicht vorliegt oder unbekannt ist, gilt in der Regel ein Femininum. In juristischem Kontext sowieso. Man sollte bitte nicht Ausnahmen als Beweis für die Ungültigkeit einer Regel hernehmen.
Aug
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comment Welches Pronomen bei Firmennamen?
@O.R.Mapper: was soll daran holprig sein? Nicht jede Firma ist eine GmbH, AG, KG oder was noch alles. Aldi Süd hat ihren Umsatz verdoppelt ist korrekt.
Aug
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comment Welches Pronomen bei Firmennamen?
Ja, ich bin sicher. Jede Firma ist feminin singular und dann ist der Bezug eindeutig.
Aug
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comment Schließen einer Frage aufgrund des niedrigen Niveaus?
Actually if the wording of a question leads to content we do not want to have because we need to fulfill PG-13 it should be edited, or deleted if applicable. Asking for a translation of rude words still is on topic for the language aspect, but it is a borderline case. PG-13 is needed for SE to not get banned by parental or company filters. Also having rude words in the question titles should be avoided whenever possible (think of people who open our site while at work).
Aug
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comment Welches Pronomen bei Firmennamen?
Das Femininum ist nicht beschränkt auf eine GmbH, sonderen n findet sich auch bei anderen Rechtsformen. Deshalb spricht man ja auch vom Mutterkonzern und der Tochterfirma. Man kann also immer einen weiblichen Artikel wählen und muss nicht auf Ausweichmanöver zurückgreifen (...wie wir Audi dabei geholfen haben, ihre Effizienz der...).
Aug
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comment Adjust levels in a set of scanned images in GIMP
For color adjustment you can match colors with Gimp but this will not adjust contrast.
Aug
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answered Recover an partially(~5%) zero overwritten, external HDD with single partition
Aug
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awarded Notable Question
Aug
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accepted Eine Frau kann "zierlich" sein. Wie nennt man einen ebensolchen Mann?
Aug
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comment Eine Frau kann "zierlich" sein. Wie nennt man einen ebensolchen Mann?
@Philipp sehr schön! Magst Du eine Antwort daraus basteln? Evtl. mit einem schönen Zitat?
Aug
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answered How to make a transparent picture a non transparent *GIMP*
Aug
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comment Unable to mount external NTFS HDDs due to duplicate UUID
@ChrisGood: thank you for this valuable point. Edited the post to better make clear that we are talking about partitions here.
Aug
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revised Unable to mount external NTFS HDDs due to duplicate UUID
+suggestion from comment
Aug
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awarded Nice Question
Aug
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comment Windows 7 client on virtualbox Ubuntu 14.04 host, not recognizing USB stick
Thank you for that valuable hint. Sometimes the obvious solution doesn't appear on top of the list. Edited my answer to the question above to help future visitors who may face the same problem.
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