I wonder if there’s some Northern European/Scandinavian connection in the genes I wasn’t aware of! ;D
I’ve been experimenting with tmux the last couple of weeks, using it as a combination drop-in for screen, and for terminal multiplexing all the CLI programs I am also experimenting with as replacements for their GUI equivalents (more on this later).
Terminal multiplexing at its simplest is creating several “windows” in a terminal window, each of which may have several “panes.” You can get a sense of it in the screenshot above.
Anyhow, I’ve been enjoying tmux very much and will likely be sharing more on it at a later date. For now, I wanted to pass along a resource from the awesomely named blog, Giant Robots Smashing into Other Giant Robots: “A Tmux Crash Course”.
I’ve been using Tmux for about six months now and it has become just as essential to my workflow as vim. Pane and window management, copy-mode for navigating output, and session management make it a no-brainer for those who live in the terminal (and especially vim). I’ve compiled a list of tmux commands I use daily to help me work more efficiently.
Man after my own heart. :)
UPDATE 5 JUL 2011
Here’s also a “TMUX Terminal Multiplexer Tutorial” from Jeff Story of Jeff’s Home Served Linux Powered Blog.
For the curious, the programs listed along the bottom of the screen are:
Unity, the new desktop interface on display in Ubuntu 11.04, has been a polarizing subject ever since the first alpha release came out, if not before. Much virtual blood has been spilled in arguments across the Interweb; a few of the participants even used it before going on the attack, pro or con.
Me, I’m migrating to Xfce, but it’s good to keep up on the latest trends. Which is why this article by usually reliable tech site Ars Technica’s is handy: “Riding the Narwhal: Ars reviews Unity in Ubuntu 11.04″.
Ubuntu 11.04, codenamed Natty Narwhal, rose from the depths last week. The update brings a number of significant new features to the Linux-based operating system. It includes a much-improved refresh of the Unity shell and a number of other significant improvements throughout the application stack.
This is the first version of Ubuntu to ship with Unity on the desktop. Due to the far-reaching nature of the changes that accompany the transition to a new desktop shell, this review will focus almost entirely on Unity and how it impacts the Ubuntu user experience. We will also look at how Unity compares with GNOME 3.0 and the classic GNOME experience.
This Week in Linux (TWIL) has a first look at the new Debian 6.0 release.
With the first new release of Debian in several years, I felt I had to do a proper review, and talk a bit about the history of Debian, what makes it special, and why it’s significant.