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The Bright and Dark Future of Linux

Posted 10-22-2011 at 11:47 PM by wagscat123
Updated 10-23-2011 at 12:08 AM by wagscat123


Fairly recently I've really been learning about the Linux community and the "human part" if you will of the GNU\Linux world, from the businesses like Canonical, SUSE, and Red Hat to the Debian social contract and LSF. Also, I've read up on the future of Desktops and Handhelds and examined Linux Desktop distros from the deep past (remember DemoLinux?)
Twenty years ago Linux Tarvalds started the Linux kernel. At first, it was "nothing big" and was simply...
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funambol II: sync icedove (thunderbird) 5 with Funambol

Posted 10-21-2011 at 11:23 AM by jere21
Updated 03-11-2012 at 10:07 AM by jere21

Official ressource (under development, currently no working release):

Community guy Jonas Maurus working on it and making releases.



Ensure to have matching versions of icedove, iceowl and the funambol plugin....
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Smartphone that I may buy...

Posted 10-21-2011 at 09:36 AM by nenpa8lo

I'm pritty much into new technologies, but when it goes down to mobile phone industry... oh well I own a Nokia that is 5 years old. Reason? It has all I need. It makes phone calls, it can receive calls, I can send/receive text messages, has an alarm, and I can set up reminders. Yep, that's about it. Ah yes, and it lasts on single charge for about a week!
Today I saw an article about new 'big-little' ARM that may hit the market next year or so... saves about 70% of energy so the smartphone...
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Browser search plugins I use

Posted 10-21-2011 at 09:24 AM by jere21
Updated 11-01-2011 at 10:20 AM by jere21

  • duckduckgo - not needed, I configured my address bar (type about:config into the address bar, search for keyword.url and change it to the DDG URL based on your configuration)
  • - not really a search plugin itself, just better: right-click in any website in a search box and choose "Add to Search Bar..."
  • dictionary
  • merriam webster dictionary
  • german inverse phone number search
  • ssl
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Commanding openbox through scripts or command line

Posted 10-19-2011 at 11:03 PM by the dsc (linux-related notes)
Updated 10-19-2011 at 11:05 PM by the dsc
Tags openbox, rants

Is it possible? If it is, it's not obvious in any way, nor documented in the manual.

I think that would be an interesting feature if it currently lacks it. I don't really know, but I think it wouldn't be so much of a huge thing to implement the possibility of running commands such as "openbox-command menu-id-whatever" to make a given menu pop-up; or "openbox-command nexdesktop" so a script could move the view to a different desktop (but perhaps it can be done with...
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