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Old 18. Oct 2010, 11:31 AM   #71 (permalink)
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Well, It seems that it displays Pop and IMAP mailboxes in different tree view, however my both pop mailboxes are in the same directory, which does not bother me too much as I rarely get emails to one of them
I'll have a hunt round when I get time to see if there is a way to force Evolution to display accounts separately. I really need this so that there's no danger of me replying to a site mail using one of my private addresses by mistake.
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Old 18. Oct 2010, 11:56 AM   #72 (permalink)
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Found this great FAQ for Evolution which might help others as well as me

http://live.gnome.org/Evolution/FAQ
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Old 18. Oct 2010, 04:42 PM   #73 (permalink)
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Found this great FAQ for Evolution which might help others as well as me

http://live.gnome.org/Evolution/FAQ
I have quickly scrolled through this but there does not seem to be a FAQ regarding our issue.
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Old 18. Oct 2010, 04:51 PM   #74 (permalink)
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I have quickly scrolled through this but there does not seem to be a FAQ regarding our issue.
No, have to say I do find Thunderbird easier and snappier (apart from the backup) so I think I'll stick with that.
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Old 20. Oct 2010, 07:28 AM   #75 (permalink)
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Major update today for 10.10 (64MB) for anyone who hasn't got theirs turned on
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Old 05. Nov 2010, 04:59 AM   #76 (permalink)
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Default Ubuntu 10.10 Loss of disk space

Just thought I would share some information about loss of disk space on my Ubuntu partition.

I booted into ubuntu today and I got a warning that I was running out of disk space. So I started my disk usage analyzer and checked my file system root and home. After scanning It showed a little over 6 gigs however my partition is 25 gigs. What is using all my space?

Awhile back I configured Simple Backup Configuration and I set it to back up every week. For whatever reason it backed up the entire system every week instead of doing incremental backups after the first full backup.

So I used Nautilus in root mode and found the files in the backup directory and deleted them. However the partition had not shrunk.
After doing some reading I found there is also a trash bin in the root directory. It is found here: /.local/Shared/Trash you will need to show hidden files

I then deleted them in that directory and after a few seconds they would reappear.
When you want to permanently delete something
Press Shift-DELETE to permanently delete

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Old 05. Nov 2010, 08:26 AM   #77 (permalink)
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Thanks for this which I'm sure a lot of other folks will find useful.

I'm back with Ubuntu on my main machine having tried various flavors of KDE. Linux is just like browsers and AV's. There's always something you like in one or the other but never the complete package together

That said, Ubuntu (speaking as a newish migrant from Windows) is by far the most user friendly distro I've tried and certainly the most stable and functional. Also, now that I've had a little time to mess with custom themes I'm even preferring the Gnome look possible to KDE
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I'm back with Ubuntu on my main machine having tried various flavors of KDE. Linux is just like browsers and AV's. There's always something you like in one or the other but never the complete package together
In the beginning of my quest to use Linux I was overwhelmed by the shear number of available flavors and I say flavors because the main difference is, the windows system thats used. (my humble opinion)
Although I have only tried 5 platforms. Each of them have the same command line usage.

I believe if you tinker with Ubuntu enough you will find that allot of KDE applications will function well within Gnome or least they have for me. (fingers crossed)

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Good points about the cross platform program usage.

Even though Ubuntu is hugely popular I think the default look, even the latest color choices, are what puts a lot of new Windows would be migrants off. Undoubtedly, any KDE distro looks better and much more like the Windows folks have been used to as soon as the screen loads.

That said you can use the time you don't need to spend with Linux in terms of programs and security (compared to Windows) to tweak the looks instead
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Even though Ubuntu is hugely popular I think the default look, even the latest color choices, are what puts a lot of new Windows would be migrants off. Undoubtedly, any KDE distro looks better and much more like the Windows folks have been used to as soon as the screen loads.
After some simple tweaks with these tips and tricks, Ubuntu actually looks more like Windows at least to me and better than the KDE desktop that I tried.
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