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Ludovico Magnocavallo
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Oh, we'll just slingshot it around a few planets to gain speed and rendezvous with the comet... easy.

Science, it works. As a bonus, check out the photos from ESA: https://www.flickr.com/photos/europeanspaceagency/sets/72157638315605535/ 
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The t-shirt from the Linux Luddites giveaway came in today. Spreading the word to the young generations... :)
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A quick Python script to remove GTK decorations from a window. I use it to maximize vertical space for my editor.

Anybody else has problems with chrome launching external applications? I had to edit xdg-open, in the same way I used to edit it for Mate 1.6 on 12.04:

detectDE()
{
    if [ x"$KDE_FULL_SESSION" = x"true" ]; then DE=kde;
    elif [ x"$GNOME_DESKTOP_SESSION_ID" != x"" ]; then DE=gnome;
    elif [ x"$MATE_DESKTOP_SESSION_ID" != x"" ]; then DE=gnome;
    elif `dbus-send --print-reply --dest=org.freedesktop.DBus /org/freedesktop/DBus org.freedesktop.DBus.GetNameOwner string:org.gnome.SessionManager > /dev/null 2>&1` ; then DE=gnome;
    elif `dbus-send --print-reply --dest=org.freedesktop.DBus /org/freedesktop/DBus org.freedesktop.DBus.GetNameOwner string:org.mate> /dev/null 2>&1` ; then DE=gnome;
    elif xprop -root _DT_SAVE_MODE 2> /dev/null | grep ' = \"xfce4\"$' >/dev/null 2>&1; then DE=xfce;
    elif [ x"$DESKTOP_SESSION" = x"LXDE" ]; then DE=lxde;
    else DE=""
    fi
}

I can't find the caja-dropbox package, is it still available in recent MATE releases?

Quick question: is there a volume control applet for alsa?

I just installed Ubuntu MATE, keeping my /home folder from my previous 12.04+mate install, after minimal tweaking everything looks great and seems to be working fine. Great job!

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I recently got an arm.based Chromebook, and would love to be able to run Mate in the crouton chroot I installed. I could not find arm packages for Ubuntu trusty, so I guess the only option is to compile them myself.

If someone could give me a few pointers on which source packages to use, etc. I'd be glad. I have no problems compiling stuff on my machines, but I'd rather not spend too much time learning the subtleties of the Debian/Ubuntu package system.
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