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Set Gmail as Default Mail Client in Ubuntu

June 09, 2007 at 06:06 AM | categories: Open Source | View Comments

As much as I love Thunderbird with IMAP, I’m finding that I’m making mistakes because of using Linux and Google Reader more and more. I use vim and both it and Google Reader use the vi-style commands of the j key for down, k key for up, etc. I can’t find a way to re-map the keys in Thunderbird to do the same under Linux. Also, using Thunderbird means keeping two addressbooks instead of one.

So I’m now using gmail as my primary mail program, reserving Thunderbird for the times when I actually do need to work off the ‘net. One of the things that I found useful was a way to Set Gmail as Default Mail Client in Ubuntu. This is working like a champ.


Bookmarks Power up Firefox with keywords - Lifehacker

May 23, 2007 at 05:05 AM | categories: FireFox, Open Source | View Comments

I have this working on my laptop. But I have to remember to get it going on my desktop machine. That’s the only problem with having two machines - even with Google’s browser sync it’s hard to keep the FireFox configurations absolutely identical. Bookmarks: Power up Firefox with keywords - Lifehacker


Hack Attack - Firefox and the art of keyword bookmarking

May 23, 2007 at 05:05 AM | categories: FireFox, Open Source | View Comments

Another article on FireFox and bookmarks. Hack Attack: Firefox and the art of keyword bookmarking - Lifehacker


Convert Physical Windows Systems Into Virtual Machines To Be Run On A Linux Desktop

May 18, 2007 at 05:05 AM | categories: Open Source | View Comments

Another article on how to Convert Physical Windows Systems Into Virtual Machines To Be Run On A Linux Desktop


Running a Windows Partition in VMware

May 18, 2007 at 05:05 AM | categories: Open Source | View Comments

I’m still trying to figure out whether I’m going to try and keep running XP on my laptop or try to run XP under Ubuntu. Big problem with running Ubuntu is that hibernate does not work and I’ve spent several hours on it. Enough time that I’m not willing to spend more without confidence that the time will be well-spent. I may just wait for Dell or someone else to come out with Ubuntu on their machines officially and then buy one of those. Hopefully WiFi and hibernate will work without the kind of work I’m having to do.

Right now, I’m sticking with XP on laptop and Ubuntu with desktop. This looks useful for Running a Windows Partition in VMware I’m using VirtualBox and am pretty happy with it so far.