solutions of a Gnome desktop showing the contents of home folder

Debian, Gnome

After a quite painful restore procedure of my files from a Fedora 12 reinstallation (I needed to clean up better before backup) I found my (Gnome) desktop showing the content of my home folder.

A quick google-search and I’ve found the solution:

nano ~/.config/user-dirs.dirs

Here you can modify various “line” and behaviours, the one we need the most is:

XDG_DESKTOP_DIR="$HOME"

Cheers, kOoLiNuS!

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Wii-cons

Gnome, on the Web

Between the blogs I read (and that appear listed on my blogroll) there’s the italian written one by one of the few italian icon artist Ulisse who really often gets occupied creating beautiful icons for the Gnome desktop environment, following the Tango project‘s guidelines.

wii controller wii remote wii console nunchuk

His last works appeat to be the one which here above I’ve taken a preview, an iconset dedicated to the recent and what appears to be most innovative game-console on the market, the Nintendo Wii.

If you like it, and have a use for them (they are released under GPL licence) just visit Ulisse’s Wii-cons post introducing them to the world.

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KDE and GNOME

Gnome, Novell

Finally an official comment has come from Novell PS’s [1]:

There has been a lot of debate over the last few days in the media and on message boards about what is happening regarding GNOME vs. KDE at Novell. Here’s the situation. All future enterprise-class Linux product releases, including Novell Linux Desktop, SUSE Linux Enterprise Server and Novell Open Enterprise Server, will continue to ship with both the GNOME and KDE desktop environments. In upcoming versions of Novell enterprise applications, the default desktop environment will be GNOME.

When customers install Novell Linux products, they will be given the option to choose either the GNOME or KDE environment during the installation process. If the user makes no explicit choice, GNOME will be installed. This change has no implication for current Novell customers. Novell will continue to invest in both GNOME and KDE and we will continue to offer maintenance and support for these products and their desktop environments throughout their planned product lifetimes. This decision has very little impact on either the openSUSE project or future versions of SUSE Linux. SUSE Linux will continue to showcase the newest open source desktop, development, and server technologies in a complete, stabilized operating system. SUSE Linux will continue to deliver both the GNOME and the KDE desktop environments along with the latest open source packages for those environments.

[1] http://tinyurl.com/dp7hr

Gnome will rule the world

Gnome

I don’t know how many of you had the chance to try out Gnome 2.10 (which is installed by default on Ubuntu 5.04, Fedora Core 4, SuSE 9.3 and probably in the development tree of your preferred distro) and what is your opinion on it, but for myself I can say that I am falling in love with it each and every day spent on it.

For a profane like me the KDE team seems to focus on the constant addiction of innovations and features to the new desktop environment released, while the Gnome team seems to focus on a more precise guidelines on user interaction, (effective) usability and the developement of truly useful applications.

I’ve just read this article by the O’Reilly staff illustrating 7 new applications developed in Gnome with the recent Mono toolkit.

To me they seem to be exactly what an user needs and loves to use.
go Gnome !!!