What Killed the Linux Desktop

What Killed the Linux Desktop →

a thought-provoking post by Miguel de Icaza

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Windows 8, the new Explorer

Following yesterdays’ post I’d like to add a note on what I’m seeing that at this stage of development I’n not sold with Explorer’s ribbon integration depicted here

Windows-8 Explorer's Ribbon

… it’s waaaaay too dense and ‘confusing’ with different colors, icons and text in the default configuration. This feeling has increased expecially in comparison to Mac OS X Lion’s Finder or Fedora 15’s Gnome3 Nautilus file browser experience I had in those last two months …

Mac OS X Lion's Finder

Fedora 15 Gnome3

What do you think ?

EL34 – The home of Eddie

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Eddie is a programmers editor for MacOSX and Gnome Linux. Inspired by the Macintosh Programmers Workshop, Eddie brings some of it’s powerful features into a modern lightweight and capable programmer’s editor. Eddie is ideal for C/C++ development using makefiles and shell tools but can also be used with XCode projects. The Worksheet in Eddie is a full-featured shell that combines the power of bash and the ease of editing in a normal text window-like mode. Eddie is equally capable at editing HTML, JavaScript, Python, Ruby, Lua and many other languages.
Originally written for BeOS, it is currently actively developed for MacOSX and Gnome Linux.

Submissions for Fedora 14 (supplemental) Wallpaper

After discovering the official Twitter channel of Fedora early this mornign I begun diggin’ through the tweets finding this post about “the call for Fedora 14 supplementary wallpapers“:

[The Fedora Artwork team is] also aiming to include a lot of additional wallpapers (much like upstream Gnome does) that people may use as an alternative. We are looking for photos or abstract graphics that lend themselves to being good wallpaper, ie. something not too distracting or busy — close-ups of grass and flowers, landscape vistas, abstract graphics like swirls and bubbles are all good examples but try to think out of the box as well. We are collecting submissions on this page until Thursday, August 19.

After that deadline the team will proceed with voting.

So far my favourite is “Seneca Lake”:
Seneca Lake by eflon

Yours?

solutions of a Gnome desktop showing the contents of home folder

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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