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RE: Linux Mint 9
by UltraZelda64 on Sun 2nd Jan 2011 10:07 UTC in reply to "Linux Mint 9"
UltraZelda64
Member since:
2006-12-05

What program is that that you're using for the world day/night time map at the bottom-left corner of the screen? Is it just some simple desktop widget (looks like it to me, but still looks better than most Linux programs of the type I've seen)?

I'd like to find something comparable to the open-source Windows program HomePlanet (http://www.fourmilab.ch/homeplanet/) but I have yet to find an equivalent in Linux... the closest I've came to is GNOME's date/time drop-down menu, which is quite low on features and pretty ugly.

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RE[2]: Linux Mint 9
by fukudasan on Sun 2nd Jan 2011 12:24 in reply to "RE: Linux Mint 9"
fukudasan Member since:
2006-06-04

That's Sunclock:

http://www.linux.org/apps/AppId_7208.html

Should be in any Linux distro repository - been using it for years under Mandrake/Mandriva.

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RE[3]: Linux Mint 9
by UltraZelda64 on Sun 2nd Jan 2011 16:01 in reply to "RE[2]: Linux Mint 9"
UltraZelda64 Member since:
2006-12-05

That's Sunclock:

http://www.linux.org/apps/AppId_7208.html

Should be in any Linux distro repository - been using it for years under Mandrake/Mandriva.

Thanks... I just looked it up in Debian's (testing) repository and it was there. It seems to have a decent number of features, but the UI seems really weird and awkward to me. The default maps are pretty cool though (especially the timezone one--shows how the various timezones actually coinside with sunrise/sunset).

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