That one was soo quick that I had to pause it, I gave some quick explanations... It was so incredible quick that people had fun and enjoyed it.
- Explain: to setup "zypper in gnome-shell"
- Log in - show how to select the "GNOME 3 Preview" in gdm/kdm
- Start shell
- go to Activities
- Explain Workspace - and how intuitive they are due to the overview
- Search for applications, emacs
- Drag firefox on "+" sign - opens new workspace
- add/remove workspaces
- move apps between workspaces
- Explain and show panel
- Name of application
- Activities button
- Tray area
- Alt-Tab for switching apps
- More details: http://live.gnome.org/GnomeShell/Tour
- GUI Icon -> show and explain a few options
- Create file, via echo "red green blue" > test
- Search -> "blue" -> immediately found
Now logout, login to KDE:
Ksuseinstall - installs codecs, debug infos
- Start Amarok
- You get asked for codecs, add packman and install packages.
KDE Plasma Netbook Workspace
- Explain how to switch - Desktop Preferences, workspace, form factor
- Show Page One/"Newsletter - 2 columns" -> shows streams likes news, weather, social desktop activity , you can scroll down
- Launch/search - search firefox both via query and via "menu", start it
- Switch applications
I've shown this as part of the KDE session, can be done anywhere.
I've setup the program and created the account before so that I could show how to use it in practice:
- first step: backup data, so select directories, press "save"
- once uploaded, you can sync of backup data - between my different computers (just explained)
- Also: share of backup data - publish content on spideroak website
Log out of KDE, log into LXDE
- Add application to desktop - right click on menu
- Launch firefox
- Launch LXDE Control Center
- Launch OpenBox - show lots of options to configure windowmanager
- shows Applications as well
See also the LXDE video for more inspiration - or show the video completely.
- removal of dependencies:
- zypper in gwibber
This installed 11 packages on my system.
- zypper rm -u gwibber
This removed the same 11 packages again.
- obs syntax - shortcut notation:
- zypper ar -f obs://openSUSE:Factory:Contrib/openSUSE_11_3 contrib
Run command and explain how nice and short it is - see the output for the long URL.
I had prepared two laptops and had to login/logout between each desktop. One desktop would have been enough but I didn't want to install everything on my main laptop, so prepared the second one to showcase LXDE. Note for showing the KDE Plasma netbook edition, any screen size will do,
I had to cheat at one point since SpiderOak needs an extra depencency (hope it makes it as online update soon), so I downloaded the complete package from the spideroak server.
Btw. you need to practice this in one run, I played with each desktop a bit but then going through it, I encountered some problems that I had to fix on the fly, e.g. killing packagekit during the ksuseinstall. An option is also to do this with two persons - one person talks and explains on the wall, the other works the laptop.