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Old 08-08-2011, 11:32 AM   #1
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Free Clock


Can someone recommend a free clock that sits in the taskbar and is easy to install.
I am using Mint 11 but for some reason the clock does not show.
 
Old 08-08-2011, 11:42 AM   #2
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Hello,

The clock is definitely installed, probably just not shown. Where the clock normally is, right click and click "Add to panel," then just select the clock from the list.

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Old 08-08-2011, 11:44 AM   #3
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Once you do, note that you will see an increase in connections and traffic to Akemaitechnologies.

If you install the Weather applet, doubly so.

I disable the clock and weather applet, in Fedora 14, for this reason. Not that the traffic is dangerous, mind you, but because I don't like additional connections made without my consent.

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Old 08-08-2011, 01:18 PM   #4
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Can someone recommend a free clock that sits in the taskbar and is easy to install.
This is Linux. It would be very unusual for software (especially just a clock) not to be free and open-source.

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I am using Mint 11 but for some reason the clock does not show.
Right-click on the panel and you should see a menu with an item that lets you add more applets.

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Once you do, note that you will see an increase in connections and traffic to Akemaitechnologies.
GNOME's clock applet connects to the Internet? Why?
 
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Old 08-08-2011, 01:24 PM   #5
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GNOME's clock applet connects to the Internet? Why?
because it probably syncs with a timeserver. You could easily verify that with tcpdump/wireshark.
 
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Google it: its a well known phenomenon. (The connecting to Akamai part..)

http://www.google.com/search?q=gnome...ient=firefox-a
 
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because it probably syncs with a timeserver. You could easily verify that with tcpdump/wireshark.
Isn't that the job of somethong like ntpd, not a GUI clock applet?
 
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ntpd isn't used with the clock applet itself by default, but Akamai is used for the weather portion.
 
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ntpd isn't used with the clock applet itself by default, but Akamai is used for the weather portion.
hmm, ok. I didn't notice probably because I had deactivated the weather part when I was using gnome.
 
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Old 08-10-2011, 10:29 AM   #10
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Thanks for the responses chaps, your advice did the trick.
 
  


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