I was upgrading to Ubuntu 11.10 the other day, after sticking to the pre-Unity, Ubuntu 10.10. Now I thought the Unity stuff would have gotten better, and sure it has, but still I couldn't stand it ... so, switched to Xubuntu (sudo apt-get install xubuntu-desktop), which uses XFCE as desktop environment instead of GNOME.
And after some tweaking ... Wow! ... so snappy, so beatiful, so fast, so consistent! just wow ... It's definitely my distro of choice from now on ...
Have to throw a screenshot at you (sorry, haven't got the Lightbox up working yet):
For your referece:
Install xmlstarlet in Ubuntu:
sudo apt-get install xmlstarlet
Use the formatting command:
[code that produces some xml] | xmlstarlet fo
... or, if you are generating the XML with an XSLT stylesheet, don't forget the following line, after the xsl:stylesheet tag:
<xsl:output method="xml" indent="yes" encoding="UTF-8" />
For my own documentation I went ahead and summarized all the steps I had to take
When trying to build swi-prolog packages from source, the xpce package complains:
I ran into the trouble that I needed to clean up some software built from source, that did not have the "make uninstall" option, what a mess!
Just found a solution though: paco. Paco keeps track of installed files if you run "make install" through it. Later you can easily remove the installed packages.
Was fighting with installation of Installing Telia 3G Mobile Broadband with Option 505 3G on Ubuntu Jaunty (9.04) this weekend.
I discovered Mendeley today. Except for it's citation organization features, for which it is not unique (there are CiteUlike, JabRef and more) it works as a desktop app that indexes all your local PDF documents, and has an internal PDF viewer that lets you annotate the documents. These two are killer features that I've been looking for since a long time.
It's a pity though that it is proprietary. It would naturally feel better to put your work in the hands of an open system.