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Old 02-12-2005, 12:36 AM   #1
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Hurruh for Bluetooth

I love Bluetooth. For mobile phones, I think it's probably one of the best technologies we have to date, it's like portable, free, file sharing. Naturally I have a BT adapter for my computer and used it painlessly through Explorer in Windows. Since I've switched to linux I've been using clumsy CLI tools to send single files and when I wanted to receive them/send a large batch I booted from a SuSE LiveDVD. Stupid, I know.

I tried to get the GNOME Bluetooth subsystem installed a few times but never succeeded, since I'm keeping my machine 100% Qt-free so the more mature kbluetoothd wasn't an option but now I've got the GNOME one working! My phone and computer are chatting away happily again

Now I can right-click files in Nautilus and select Send via Bluetooth... and there's an icon in my fluxbox systray that's a daemon waiting for any incoming transfers and it handles them. Needless to say I'm in love and can now use the DVD+RW that SuSE is on for better purposes

And I completely wiped my 2nd HDD which was my Windows remnants, some backup data and the Documents and Settings Folder that I kept "just-in-case"... All gone, now I can make some more mountpoints on my 2nd HDD and yeah, all over a good day today


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