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Friday, November 19, 2010

X and Wayland

In the context of Ubuntu waiting to ditch X in favour of Wayland, this fortune I got today is interesting:
I have never seen anything fill up a vacuum so fast and still suck.
-- Rob Pike, on X.

Steve Jobs said two years ago that X is brain-damaged and it will be
gone in two years. He was half right.
-- Dennis Ritchie

Dennis Ritchie is twice as bright as Steve Jobs, and only half wrong.
-- Jim Gettys

Hmmm, why do I keep getting good fortune cookies today?

Thursday, November 11, 2010

Lotus Symphony

I started using Lotus Symphony today[1]. Seems better than OpenOffice.org upon which it is based. There are good templates from Lotus website too.[2] Let me see how well it performs; may turn out that GNU/Linux has a good presentation software after all.(No, sadly OO is not as good as PPT.)

The templates can be installed easily by copying .otp files to ~/.lotus/symphony/.symphony/user/template


[1] http://www.omgubuntu.co.uk/2010/10/ibm-office-suite-lotus-symphony-3-released
[2] http://symphony.lotus.com/software/lotus/symphony/gallery.nsf/GalleryPresentations?OpenView&Count=15