Posts Tagged ‘gnome’

There is no alias like home

I use open a lot when on my Mac, so
alias open="gnome-open 2>/dev/null >/dev/null" or
alias open="kde-open 2>/dev/null >/dev/null"
makes me feel more at home when in a Linux environment. It makes your desktop environment of choice open the associated application when you open <filename> from the console.

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Sabayon Linux 5.0 Gnome Default Desktop

October 10, 2009 Leave a comment

… is looking really great.
Just installed on my new company Lenovo T500 and so far really, really liking it. Multimedia capabilities by default are awesome, Wireless is working (I am still wondering why I had such troubles with a stock Gentoo install and the really well supported Intel 5100AGN), Font rendering is sweet. And after all, it is a Gentoo derivative, which makes it awesome by all means. Oh, I am using the Gnome edition.

Sabayon Linux Gnome Default Desktop

Sabayon Linux 5.0 Gnome Desktop (Click for Large Version)

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Font tweaks

September 24, 2007 Leave a comment

Thanks to some helpful comment at I tried changing my KDE fonts to the excellent Bitstream Vera Sans Fonts with medium Subpixel Hinting enabled and boy… Did that make a difference. Crispy, excellent looking fonts that you can actually read a mile away now. Makes me wonder why no distribution I ever tried has those settings as default.

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