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    Top undermentioned features in Ubuntu

    I've just blogged about 8 features I love in Ubuntu that noone ever talks about: http://richbradshaw.wordpress.com/20...inubuntulinux/ have you got any others you think I should add, or any comments?

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    Re: Top undermentioned features in Ubuntu

    1,2,3,5 are pretty good... i didn't know one could link google calendar with evolution nice catch (don't use gnome, so can't try it out)

    the others are well known, at least thats the impression i get when looking around in the forums and the screenshots... gnome do is a new thing, and a a separate program (as well as awn etc) so i dont know if that sould be on the list but still, good effort

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    Re: Top undermentioned features in Ubuntu

    Some really small things like the command-not-found hook in bash that looks up the apt-repos and tells you what package you need to install to get the command you were trying to run. Its little thing like that that make Ubuntu so usable.
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    Re: Top undermentioned features in Ubuntu


    Curse you I just installed gnome-do, and realized I don't use any of the programs for it.
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    Re: Top undermentioned features in Ubuntu

    I don't think I've seen number 5 happen on my machine.

    Was there some configuration or setup that you did to have num 5 happen?
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    Re: Top undermentioned features in Ubuntu

    Great blog! I replied there with questions about #1 because that is really the coolest feature.

    Here are a few features of my own:
    • Leave a message with gnome screensaver:
      This is part of the new Gnome, now if you lock your screen or have it lock when the screensaver comes on, there is a button for others to leave you a message. When you come back, the message will pop up in the corner. Almost makes up for the lack of other normal features gnome screensaver has.
    • Mount almost anything anywhere:
      I mount my schools network drive using sshfs, but the truth is anything you have access to you can mount. Windows shares, ftp servers, and all the obvious physical partitions. And you can put them anywhere and call them whatever you want, instead of just letters.
    • Alt+F2 to run a quick command
      I didn't realize this one for a while, but it is perfect for stuff that runs in the background like compiz.
    • Map XKill to Ctrl+Alt+Del:
      XKill is a really neat app that makes it so whatever app you click on closes right away. I prefer to have the three fingered salute mapped to it, because 90% of the time you need to use that is to kill a locked up program. It is much faster and easier then having that process panel come up.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Crashmaxx View Post
    • Mount almost anything anywhere:
      I mount my schools network drive using sshfs, but the truth is anything you have access to you can mount. Windows shares, ftp servers, and all the obvious physical partitions. And you can put them anywhere and call them whatever you want, instead of just letters.
    So true, you can even mount things you shouldn't like the teachers hard drive...
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    Re: Top undermentioned features in Ubuntu

    Quote Originally Posted by Lostincyberspace View Post
    [/LIST]So true, you can even mount things you shouldn't like the teachers hard drive...
    Hmm my teacher has a floppy disk, is that mountable?

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    Re: Top undermentioned features in Ubuntu

    My favorite feature -- small disk footprint with a robust OS. How about consuming only 2GB for the OS (even with a lot of features) instead of 20GB like is required with any other OS?
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    Re: Top undermentioned features in Ubuntu

    Quote Originally Posted by aimran View Post
    Hmm my teacher has a floppy disk, is that mountable?
    Simply put yes.
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