Recent Network Manager versions like Network Manager 0.9.1 from Ubuntu 11.10 and Network Manager 0.9.2 from Fedora 16 and aren't working well with both of my GSM mobile broadband modems, Huawei E220 and ZTE MF100. Actually this aren't first Network Manager version that refuse to work with the same hardware, there were some problems back in the good old Ubuntu 9.10 days. Because of that I had to learn managing my mobile broadband network connections without Network Manager. In this article I will do my best to point you in the right direction to managing your GSM mobile broadband connections from terminal without Network Manager on Ubuntu, Linux Mint and Debian based operating systems.Continue reading
I'm glad to inform you that one of the most compelling Linux distributions in todays Unity/Gnome3 Linux situation Linux Mint 12 final version has been released. Linux Mint 12 developers did their best to please us faithful Gnome 2 users by making few Gnome 3 extensions to mimic Gnome 2 user experience and by supporting Gnome 2 fork named Mate Desktop environment.
What's new in Linux Mint 12 you might ask?
- Linux 3.0 kernel
- Based on Ubuntu 11.10 but without Unity
- GNOME 3.2 + Mint Gnome Shell Extensions (MGSE)
- MATE Desktop Environment (alternative to Gnome 3.2 + MGSE)
- Mozilla Firefox 7.0 and Mozilla Thunderbird 7.0
- LibreOffice 3.4
At the time of writing this article Linuxmint.com hasn't been updated with new download links yet so here are some of the download mirrors: