my first post. i run mint 9 light for a laptop i have which is very nice it browses good and me and the gf use the office software, tbh if it wasn’t for the lack of steam support id get rid of windows for my high end gaming rig too.
anyway, my point which im not making very quickly.
I like many others have an unstable internet connection, for many hours even most days where im actually using the connection its fine but often a phone call or a left message on voicemail, even making a call on the phone can cut the internet. You cannot even on a stable internet connection guarantee that you will always have internet access but when your pages start to slow and the connection seems to freeze when browsing linux mint and ubuntu your unable to recognise this as the icon does only display network connectivity to the router and not the internet (*please do correct me if im wrong as im not able to spot it)
on windows you have a yellow warning triangle over the connection which points out that although you have a connection to your whole network the internet gateway is not responding, so you know that its not your network kit that’s at fault or mint, or the adapter its actually the broadband.
again, if its already there then i do apologies but i think a small coloured exclamation mark would be nice, or perhaps an earth, web icon?
cheers and Hi !
looking forward to mint 11 as im running ubuntu 11 beta on an old machine and its really nice.