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Tested this auto login technique in Ubuntu 22.04 and it works!

For several weeks, I was having to take time to fix my Ubuntu 22.04 virtual machine that would freeze either before or after I entered my password. Finally, I decided to find a way to correct the problem.

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My bumpy upgrade path to Ubuntu 22.04 – Part 2

Part 1 can be read from this link.

My first attempt at upgrading to Ubuntu 22.04

Once I stabilized Ubuntu to where it was usable on a consistent basis, I then proceeded to the steps needed to initiate and test the 22.04 upgrade.

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My bumpy upgrade path to Ubuntu 22.04 – Part 1

A few months ago when my Ubuntu 20.04 virtual machine began to freeze consistently during the boot process (requiring me to force quit VirtualBox), I began to wonder whether it was time for me to upgrade to 22.04.

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Vivaldi 5.4 browser suddenly stops working on macOS 10.12

While I do most of my daily web work using Brave, I keep Vivaldi on hand if I want to perform web searches using Swisscows. Due to an apparent privacy and security restriction, I have not been able to access the Swisscows search engine when I am using Brave as my browser. This morning I did a quick web page lookup using Vivaldi. An hour or so later, I tried to run Vivaldi again from the Applications folder. Only this time, I encountered the familiar but disturbing overlay image on the app icon that indicated that my vintage (10.12) but still usable version of the macOS was not compatible. What to do?

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