Ok, so i enjoy simple Desktop Environments, I’ve always loved how Gnome 2 looked like, and to me the easiest way to to get that same feeling (or close) is by running XFCE.
So and I used to configure pretty much like a top panel and a dock bar on the bottom, with my most used applications. It used to be Docky, it installs to much Gnome packages, wich i dont want. Only the essential.
Since Plank isn’t on Debian’s Repos, one must import from the PPA. Here’s how to do it, without installing the ubuntu ppa. Read More…
So after making a custom install of debian’s latest stable release, i thought it may become handy to make a small post-install post, to keep you fellas and myself guided afterwards. I also did it so I could simply copy-paste in future installations. So here’s what have done to make Wheezy sing on my computer.
I’m quite happy with the terminal i bought for x-mas. I trully am. It has been a good companion. On a personal side of things, it seems i bought it ages ago. Really, ages ago, and it was only on late december.
At the time, i was keen to buy a nexus 4. I really wanted a nexus 4. That thing with the “pure” android experience, really has a certain glamour to tech geeks. But for some strange reason, google limited the access to it’s terminals. And thus, I had to find an alternative x-mas gift for myself. Hence the Xperia S.
It was about the same price range (god know why it had a 50% off just for being white), even thou the specs were a bit “old” in late December, it could still perform quite decently, community was flourishing, especially on xda where it was considered the best phone as for Sony considered the best OEM of 2012. Want to know why?
1) Very first phone to be integrated on the nexus (open source) project
2) Had official way to unlock the bootloader
3) Sony had yet to fail
And this the point of interest: SONY IS FAILING TERRIBLY!
At this point very much of sony’s new phones come with JB 4.1 or 4.2., and worse than that 2 more terrible things to add to this : many of the phones are low end, even “newer” ones have a bit less high end specs have it updated.
Another thing, is most definitely being that my xperia S will be upgraded to 4.1.2 when in fact google is preparing to launch 4.3 (yes not 5.0) version of android. Point being, 4.2 is way consolidated, and one does not understand the point of Sony to upgrade it’s phones to a loew version of android. In fact, at the time Sony probably started working on it’s updates, 4.2 was already there (afaik).
YOU COULD USE A CUSTOM ROM
Yes I could, but I’ve noticed, 2 important things that to me are key, and were main reasons to buy this lovely piece of tech industry:
1) Camera quality
2) Battery length
Camera underperformed with a custom rom on it (afaik it was because of late updates from Sony, and devs could not get proper drivers or something) and battery was ripped of in less of a day, or a day. With stock firmware, I get 2 days out of it, with my usage.
So yeah, I’m pissed of with Sony for the above mentioned reasons. It’s a beautiful phone, and I really don’t know why they don’t at least keep updating with regular and bleeding edge tech, it’s flagship phones. But specially the S. Even Samsung (afaik) allowed users to update SGSII to JB at a fashion timely manner.
So Sony I don’t want you to go fuck yourself. I want, we all want you to keep up doing great phones (and other stuff), to have your market share do your stuff that we all like, and pushing industry forward. But PLEASE: don’t take a shit on old customer’s head please. This phone as I mentioned is a piece of history (and it really is) and deserves better treatment and respect from you guys. And we don’t want you guys to turn out to be the new HTC. No we don’t.
T -72hours, and counting! I wasn’t this excited since ubuntu 10.04, wich is to me the very best buntu flavor, ever. And back in the day i didn’t used debian. So buclke up, this is going to be a purrity ride!
If yo’re using transmission, and you get this message on firefox or iceweasel that it can’t open automatically magnet or torrent files, here’s the easiest way to make it happen
1. Simply click on choose application
2. Navigate to the system reserved partition
And that’s it! You may now get your favorite distros via torrent protocol.
Some applications we prefer to run the original ones. And since i have used Firefox for the past 8 years or so, i want to keep it that way, even thoug, to my knowledge, iceweasel is pretty much the same thing.
1. Remove iceweasel
$ sudo apt-get remove iceweasel
2. Add the following to your repo list
deb http://downloads.sourceforge.net/project/ubuntuzilla/mozilla/apt all main
3. Install the repo key
$ sudo apt-key adv --recv-keys --keyserver keyserver.ubuntu.com C1289A29
4. Update repos and install the real deal :p
$ sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get install firefox-mozilla-build