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Ubuntu 11.10 Oneiric Ocelot

The latest version of the popular Ubuntu distribution of GNU/Linux was released a few days ago, version 11.10 Oneiric Ocelot.  I’ve been playing with this release of Ubuntu  for a week or so on an old notebook (Sony VGN-TX5XN) since… Continue reading →

Geek joke: X11 (xkcd)

Well, here’s another spectacularly geeky cartoon from xkcd: I’ve just been playing with the beta release of Ubuntu GNU/Linux 11.10 (Oneiric Ocelot, if I have the spelling correct), due for release this week – tomorrow if memory serves.  I had some issues… Continue reading →

Ubuntu 11.04 – I've ditched Unity (for now)

I’ve been playing around with the beta version of the upcoming Ubuntu Linux. 11.04 (Natty Narwhal).  What’s of interest to me is the much talked about (and quite controversial) change to the default Gnome desktop introduced in this release.  Canonical… Continue reading →

Unity vs Gnome desktops in Ubuntu Linux 11.04 – first observations

I’ve been using Ubuntu Linux for quite a few years now, attracted by its ease of installation and use. Through those years I principally used the Gnome desktop in preference to KDE (which I always found a but too garish)… Continue reading →

App stores on PCs…Macs…Linux

Following the announcement of the upcoming OSX app store, it’s reported that Microsoft is (supposedly) working on a Windows app store, too. Hang on – isn’t this what we do with Ubuntu? One of the things that delayed my buy-in… Continue reading →

Maverick Meerkats, Macs and me

I am wondering if I am turning into a Mac Fanboi… I recently bought my first Apple computer (I don’t really include iPods or iPads as computers), in the form of a 13″ MacBook Pro.  This purchase came shortly before… Continue reading →

Rhythmbox vs iTunes vs last.fm

I’ve had an iPod Touch for some time now (it’s one of the 2G versions, with 32Gb storage), and the device is exactly what I need – something to play music from, to access my email & calendar, and to… Continue reading →

First thoughts on Ubuntu 10.04 Lucid Lynx

A few days into the newest release from Canonical, Ubuntu GNU/Linux 10.04 (Lucid Lynx), what are my initial opinions?  On the whole the upgrade from 9.10 went very smoothly.  Since I’m using a customised desktop with Compiz effects, I didn’t… Continue reading →

Easter projects – Drupal vs Joomla! and tangling with Mythbuntu

Usually, the short holidays such as Xmas and Easter provide me with the opportunity to put some time aside to deal with ongoing projects, often related to websites and/or computing.  This easter was no exception – I decided to overhaul… Continue reading →

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