Wrote up a guide for telling Gnome what a .gmi file is so it can …

Wrote up a guide for telling Gnome what a .gmi file is so it can recognize gemtext on a network share where it’s not checking the file contents. This had the added bonus of letting me define Lagrange as the type’s default app and gedit as an alternate.

hyperborea.org/howto/gemini-filetype-gnome.gmi

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So frustrating that PackageKit & DNF still download the same updates separately instead of talking to each other.

So frustrating that PackageKit & DNF still download the same updates separately instead of talking to each other.

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(@brionv remarks that the GNOME “updater is …. funky”)

@brionv Good way to put it. ☺️I still prefer the dnf cli for handling updates, but the guis & notifications all use PackageKit

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In case anyone else is finding that Fedora suddenly has a double-lock screen, with the second screen…

In case anyone else is finding that Fedora suddenly has a double-lock screen, with the second screen not accepting keyboard input (making it impossible to unlock): You might have both Gnome and Cinnamon installed. Try to look past the lack of professionalism in the bug report conversation (Because it’s not as if Linux users like to tinker and experiment with different software, right?) and get to the solution.

Bug 1019405 – cinnamon-screensaver causes unwanted screen locking when running GNOME

Description of problem: If both the GNOME and Cinnamon desktops are installed, then while running GNOME, cinnamon-screensaver is running, and causes screen locking, even if it is turned off in GNOME. Sometimes it’s impossible to get focus in the Password window, and

I’m reading as people who don’t and won’t use tablets argue over why they don’t count as computers…

I’m reading as people who don’t and won’t use tablets argue over why they don’t count as computers, because they supposedly aren’t useful for anything except consuming media (not that they’ve tried, of course, except maybe the 2 minutes they tried typing on an iPad that one time in Frys or Best Buy and didn’t like the keyboard), and therefore can’t possibly have any valid use case, and besides, if we admit that a tablet is a computer, then Apple WINS!

Gems like “It doesn’t have a keyboard!” OK, neither does your desktop until you plug one in. Which you can do with a lot of tablets. Or “It doesn’t have a mouse!” – Really? Are you serious?

I still can’t get over the fact that a tech discussion site like Slashdot is so full of neophobes…but then they’ve always been. Look back at the “who would want a touch screen?” debates from a few years ago, or the “wow, this iPod thing is lame” initial reviews.

There’s a bubble a lot of geeks live in where they don’t think about other people’s use cases or workflows. That touch screen debate was full of talk about arm strain from vertical monitors, not considering horizontal or handheld screens, and not considering touch as a complement to keyboard & mouse. There are people out there who consider GUIs to be useful only for opening multiple terminals. And let’s not even get started on the decisions driving Gnome 3, eliminating things like files on the desktop or the minimize button because who uses those?

Apple Now the Top PC Vendor, For Some Values of PC – Slashdot

tsamsoniw writes “While research companies including IDC and Gartner deemed HP the PC leader for Q4 2012, Canalys has a different perspective. The analyst firm has declared Apple the top PC vendor for…

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While established desktop UIs are falling over themselves trying to minimize windowing…

I love it. While established desktop UIs are falling over themselves trying to minimize windowing in favor of more tablet-appropriate interfaces (Windows Metro, Gnome 3, etc.), the OS designed specifically for thin clients is picking up more classic desktop elements. (via +Pingdom )

ChromeOS gets a desktop revamp – The H – Open Source: News and Features

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