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Links 31/1/2011: A Look at Mandriva 2010.2, Sabayon Linux 5.5 is Outview story

http://techrights.org – Contents GNU/Linux Distributions Devices/Embedded Free Software/Open Source Leftovers Clip of the Day GNU/Linux The hidden places where Linux dominates While the fight for desktop dominance is still raging somewhere in the distance, Linux has quietly succeeded in the places no one thinks to look. It’s being used in mobile phones, set-top boxes, media streamers and routers. (General)

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Midori 0.3.0 released and installation instructions includedview story

http://www.ubuntugeek.com – Midori is a web browser that aims to be lightweight and fast. It uses the WebKit rendering engine and the GTK+ 2 interface (...)Read the rest of Midori 0.3.0 released and installation instructions included (372 words) © admin for Ubuntu Geek, 2011. (HowTos)

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[ubuntu] Wireless wont work (part 2)view story

http://ubuntuforums.org – I finaly manage to get my wireless card work and i get another problem right away. I canot connect to wireless AP if is not protected.If he protected with WEP or WPA i can connect smoothly I tried to connect with Wicd and this is output: Code: Connection failed:Unable to get IP adress If i go to properties and assigne static IP then i got this error: Code: Connectio failed:Could not cont (HowTos)

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Ray White’s email goes down in the floods …but just the Exchange portionview story

http://www.itwire.com – Real estate giant Ray White has this week received a graphic demonstration of the benefits of switching to cloud-hosted email, with the Microsoft Exchange portion of its staff email systems appearing to have been taken out by Queensland's floods; and the Google Apps portion it's migrating to remaining up. (IT news)

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Switching Keyboard Layouts - the EASY way!view story

http://crunchbanglinux.org – I was frustrated at how I had to bind a different keybinding to each layout I wanted to switch to.  So I came up with a simple script which simply checks a file and changes the keyboard layout accordingly.  I needed to switch between US and US International, so those are the two layouts my script checks for.  However, this can easily be adapted for more than two layouts.Here's (HowTos)

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LXer: Switching to Linux (For the Right Reasons)view story

http://www.linuxquestions.org – Published at LXer: Why are you using Linux on your desktop? Before answering this question, consider the advantages and disadvantages and then come back full circle to your own motivation for using Linux. Nearly every week, I find my news feeds filled with the usual generic articles describing rather vanilla reasons for using Linux on the desktop. Why do I have a problem with this? (HowTos)

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Switching to Linux (For the Right Reasons)view story

http://itmanagement.earthweb.com – Linux isn’t malware-proof, nor does it mean you’ll never need to upgrade your hardware. (General)

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ModemManager and ZTE Icera-based devicesview story

http://blogs.gnome.org – The T-Mobile WebConnect Rocket 2.0 Thanks to Jason Clinton, I’ve had a T-Mobile WebConnect Rocket 2.0 stick for the past 2 months.  Since he wants it back and I’ve been sitting on it for far too long, I spent some time over the past week making it work in ModemManager.  It’s a ZTE made device that contains an Icera chipset, which is interesting for a number of reasons.  First, it (General)

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[ubuntu] Wireless fails after reboot / suspendview story

http://ubuntuforums.org – I recently installed Ubuntu 10.04.1 LTS and have it set to dual-boot with windows 7 on my gateway tablet PC. Since installing, sometimes when I suspend or reboot, my wireless does not work. To be more clear - it is working fine, then I either suspend/reboot, then I come back and no wireless networks show up at all. I can still connect with ethernet cable though. (HowTos)

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Changing the font of the clock in panel (Statler XFCE)view story

http://crunchbanglinux.org – When using a light theme in XFCE the clock is unreadable because it is displayed as light grey text on a light grey background.Does anyone know if there is a way to alter these colours without switching to a totally different theme? (HowTos)