Today I got a new 320GB HDD and right fresh installed Fedora 16 with GNOME 3.2 using the Live DVD. I have a Dell Vostro A180, it has 2GB of RAM. I used Fedora with Xfce before because was disappointed with GNOME 3.0 at the beginning for it’s low-speed but now got it deserved love back! It’s so fast and stable.
I am really excited because this is going to be my first FUDCon (Fedora Users and Developers Conference), thanks to FUDCon’s Planning Team I got full sponsorship for my airfare and hotel room. The conference starts on the 30th of September this year until 2nd of October, it gathers Fedora Users and Contributors from around the world. This is also going to be a great chance for me to meet other contributors I met online over mailing lists or irc and even meeting again with the guys I met at FOSDEM this spring.
When I first started to use Xfce as my main desktop environment because my pc couldn’t handle GNOME3 properly, I found out that XChat didn’t minimized as a tray icon like it did on F14 with GNOME 2.3.x so I had to make that happen because I don’t want XChat to stay as a window button.
To do that open XChat then go to: Settings -> Preferences -> Chatting -> Alerts -> Check Enable system tray icon -> click OK and XChat now on will be on the notification area whenever you run it:
P.S. It didn’t take me 9 minutes to fix it if you base on the clock!
I am planning to go in Brussels, Belgium on the 4th till 7th of February, 2011 for being a part of Fedora Project team as an Ambassador, expect that I am also interested to explore more because I’m also involved in other great projects like Mozilla, Drupal etc! at FOSDEM (conference), for that I need a Schengen Visa. I had my appointment today to apply but couldn’t go in time to apply because I didn’t have “the original” invitation paper which arrived 1 hour later. I have all documents ready including original invitation paper, plane ticket reservation, booked hotel, parental and school permit etc. I am applying at Belgian Embassy in Prishtina, Kosovo in my next appointment at 10:45 (GMT +01:00) this Thursday (27th). Chances are minimal to get it because I am late but If somebody can help me, it’ll be more than appreciated!
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