In my last post I mentioned The Setup. This is my attempt to answer the questions. Who are you and what do you do? I’m Andy, and I work for IT Services at the University of Birmingham in a Service Desk management/development role. In my spare time I listen to and write about music, dabble […]
This post came about due to an issue with NetworkManager connecting to our wpa-enterprise authenticated network at work, but demonstrates that there is more than one choice when it comes to almost everything on Linux. It’s not too fiddly, and I’ll hopefully have a rebuild of Ubuntu incorporating these changes within 24 hours. First off, […]
It’s taken a while, but I’ve finally finished the upgrade. Everything seems to work, and my desktop now looks slightly different as a result:
I’ve used Evolution as my main mail client for ages, but it really doesn’t like my EeePC, so I thought I’d give Thunderbird a try. Not only does it display all my folders and messages far more clearly, but with the addition of a couple of extensions it makes navigation and moving messages a whole […]
For the past couple of weeks we’ve been piloting a laptop surgery at work. We’ve had several EeePCs bought in, and the general consensus of opinion was that they loved the hardware, but that Xandros looked ugly and wasn’t very functional. So what we’ve been doing is offering either Mandriva 2008.1 or the netbook respin […]
After taking my Eeepc away on a trip to Italy, I’m now starting to work out what applications I need and don’t need. The following is what I’m actually using (or am keeping because I think I might need them): Gedit and Terminal (with which I can do most things) Firefox Evolution (yes, I use […]
Not as hard as it sounds. Mandriva’s version of Gnome is heavily themed, but the theme can be made to go away in the usual ways. This now feels right, and looks like I expect a laptop of mine to look.
I’ve finally got round to getting an EeePC, and so far I’m really impressed. I’ve installed the latest version of Mandriva on it, and have a very functional Gnome desktop, which does everything I need it to do. Installing Mandriva was a breeze – it was just a case of changing the BIOS to boot […]