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Creative and professional?

Posted 07-09-2011 at 09:39 AM by williamfromtexas

Of course. Qualities embodied very differently by two different people.

Claire Rowland and Dirk Hohndel:

two keynote speakers at the Desktop Summit 2011 :
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How can you not get depressed after reading this sh*t?

Posted 07-08-2011 at 11:41 PM by MrCode
Updated 07-09-2011 at 07:33 AM by MrCode

How do these men stand to get up in the mornings?

I don't understand how one can essentially devote their life to proving that effectively, no one has any real "control" over their lives. It's sickening, to say the least.

(Yes, I know that's a horrible exaggeration, but try to understand where...
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Building an open-desktop environment

Posted 07-08-2011 at 01:25 PM by Web31337 (In The Middle Of Nowhere [edK's blog])

It's more a notes for myself, but can be useful for someone.
My target was to build a lightweight X11 desktop system that will perform very basic tasks, but my extra requirements were an ability to use clipboard manager with history.
Previously, I've been using Xfce for a long time, but, when it came to impossibility of taskbar manual sorting in it, I decided to go for something much more minimal.
Though, my first attempt was to build xfce-panel from 4.6 tree, which I successfully...
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Getting Absolute Paths of UNIX Directories and Filenames in Shell Scripts

Posted 07-08-2011 at 03:05 AM by konsolebox
Updated 07-17-2011 at 09:11 AM by konsolebox
Tags bash, ksh, script, shell, zsh

This post is a compilation of the function getabspath() for different shells that can be used to get the absolute form of a path. The function accepts an argument path then returns the absolute form of it to the variable $__.

bash (3.0 and newer only)
function getabspath {
	local -a T1 T2
	local -i I=0
	local IFS=/ A

	case "$1" in
		read -r -a T1 <<< "$1"
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Libreoffice needs change

Posted 07-07-2011 at 12:11 AM by William (Dthdealer) (Whaling the FOSS) and LibreOffice are massive ( and possibly monolithic ) suites of software. In some ways this makes them just as bad as Microsoft office, but they gain back their credit for being designed with user priority over commercial priority. I love being able to use a fully featured office suite that is more than a match for Microsoft Office, but most of the time I try to avoid having to use the suite because it is large, slow and sometimes unwieldy.

My first and foremost...
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