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A little inspiration for a Friday.
Explore how the principles behind open source--collaboration, transparency, and rapid prototyping--are proven catalysts for innovation.
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Question for the community, mainly aimed at +Evolve OS (Ikey) because I believe he'd know, but anyone can answer.
Why is Dolphin, the Plasma/KDE file manager, so much faster than any of the GTK offerings? I'm not talking options or looks or anything like that, just speed. Is it something with the toolkit/code? I would think being open source, anyone can look at the Dolphin code and find out how they do it. Is it something that can't be implemented in GTK-based managers?
Dolphin is nearly as fast on my machine as terminal based file managers like MC and Ranger with big directories such as /usr/bin or /usr/lib. Why aren't/can't the GTK file managers be just as fast?

Just curious.
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Yeah, was just making sure you had that.. for my use cases it is usually enough. You are on another level when it come to this stuff though ;)

If I where you I would probably set up a automatic workspace with all the applications needed. Like having a view ontop and a term below.. and something else on the side. Either make start att bootup or make a command for it. I know too litte about you actual work-flow though.
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Just started with bspwm myself, after about a year with Awesome. Liking how it works, and the simple script configurations. Been only using it a day so far, and all I've done is some simple panel (bar) changes and piped conky to it, added trayer, etc. With the help of +Daniel Sandman I managed to get a keystroke issue sorted out, so I'm off and running.

I'm not sure I will stick to panel/bar though. What do some of you in the community use, and why did you choose it?
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I use dzen2 and am very happy with it. It support clicks on it. So if I click the gmail notification for example it will open my email client.

I borrowed the conf from a previous bspwm example and tweaked it little.

https://github.com/Almehdi/dotfiles/tree/master/home/.config/bspwm
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Listening to Linux Unplugged this evening, and in the first few minutes Chris is reading an email from a fellow having trouble downloading Ubuntu MATE in the States. +Martin Wimpress is in the Mumble room and has an answer for it: he'll put up a server in the States.

Wimpy, you're just an awesome person.
Christian Hergert of Gnome Builder joins to discuss the projects funding campaign. Ubuntu announces an IoT OS, Linus talks about vulnerability disclosure & more
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You're really building an awesome community Wimpy.
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Finally got some time to play around with Awesome. Almost have everything the way I want it...
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Actually I switched from i3 quite some time ago, didn't use it nearly as long as I've been using Awesome now. i3 is nice, but Awesome is far more flexible and configurable. I've got Cinnamon installed, and play around with it now and again, but pretty much I stick with Awesome.

BTW, those colors are the defaults with those apps, I haven't done anything with setting colors in CLI apps, pretty happy with the defaults. ;)
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+Bryan Lunduke interviewed +Aaron Seigo recently about Vivaldi. It's a long video, with cute kids and invisible cats, all a great video needs. If you care about the future of open source, I urge you to watch it, listen to what Aaron has learned, and why Vivaldi's story matters. It's a tale not of ends, but of beginnings...
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Seeing it's Friday... E18 Desktop, E18 File manager, Settings panel, and the amazing Terminology with two panes, one playing a video. Gkrellm sits in the corner keeping an eye on everything.
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I know it's suppose to work with touch, on a touch-able screen, so I would imaging there's a way or setting for a touchpad.
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Now, if we can get caught up with video editing software...
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Been living in Awesome for about a year, tried i3, decided to give bspwm a go. Still pretty stock, just a few quick changes to make it more livable for my use. Some things I'm not quite sure whether it's a problem with bspwm, or something I don't have configured right. Might need to pick your brain later +Daniel Sandman.
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You have now 'focus follows mouse' also.. so when you change a window the mouse pointer does too. But there is a bunch of other... all are in 'man bspc' so that should be mentioned.
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Another good mention in the news. Have to read down a bit, but it seems Evolve OS is predicted to "bring something rather special to the table..."
Jack Wallen removes his rose-colored glasses and peers into the crystal ball to predict what 2015 has in store for Linux.
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As someone who gives freely of his time, sharing his knowledge and producing instructional videos, +Joe Steiger helps many, many people. Now Joe could use a little help.

Spread the word. Let's make this dream happen.
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+Rob Boudreau If I go.  No correction, when I go, Im buying a DSLR to bring with.
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Seems whether we like it or not, we're being reduced to lab rats. Really makes one wonder if they can trust anything on the internet.
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I don't question the results, just the method. Hundreds of thousands of FB users were not told or asked if they wanted to engage in this 'experiment', it was done totally without their knowledge or consent.
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A lifelong student of history, I've found when it comes to human nature, there really is 'nothing new under the sun.'
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