Debian Linux and Ubuntu issues.

I am posting a Debian Video right now, as I am seriously considering swapping Linux Mint for this distribution, it would provide the apt system for easy installation of software and solid stable and reliable kernel releases. I was considering BSD, but Linux is easier to install and use I think and would still be […]

Mozilla Labs Add-On Provides A/V Recording From the Browser. Mozilla labs are promoting a plugin for Firefox that will allow any website to be able to capture audio and video from the browser. But you can already do this with Youtube web-cam upload and many other sites I am sure, but with this add-on you could not be totally sure if the webcam […]

View of Earth from space.

I have changed my header graphics and the CSS code once again and it looks a bit more stylish, with the simpler bevelled title graphic. I need to keep it simple and have a stylish looking website, with not too many graphics so that is loads quickly. I am posting this HD video of the […]

Xerox Star computer system circa 1982. A predecessor of modern computer systems.

The Xerox Star system of 1982 was the first to have a GUI with a mouse and keyboard operating icons on the screen, which was then copied by Apple Corporation to create the Apple interface. This was later the inspiration for the Windows operating system with it’s icons and mouse control. But it was a […]

London Stock Exchange switching to Linux.

I saw this on Slashdot. LingNoi writes with this excerpt from ComputerWorld UK:“The London Stock Exchange has said its new Linux-based system is delivering world record networking speed, with 126 microsecond trading times. The news comes ahead a major Linux-based switchover in twelve days, during which the open source system will replace Microsoft .Net technology on […]

NASA goes Galactic?

Nasa has announced that they have long term plans to build a spaceship capable of travelling to other planets. They want to investigate other forms of propulsion, such as electricity. As storing Hydrogen for long periods is apparently not the right thing to do. If we were not wasting billions of dollars on a pointless […]

Gaming on Gentoo Linux.

We can game on Linux too. Gaming with Unreal Tournament 2004 on Debian GNU/Linux showing that you can play games on the free operating system as well as on Windows. UT 2004 has huge levels reminiscent of Tribes and sniping other players in those Duke3D styled flying machines and running on the ground is heaps […]

Lord of the Rings & Linux.

I have just bought Lord of the Rings The Two Towers on DVD and it is amazing how much stuff they cut out of the theatrical release of the films. Especially Sam & Pippin discovering Sarumans stash of food and Longbottom leaf. This blog is still going ahead despite all of the haters and trolls […]

Linux Mint 10 released.

This is looking to be an awesome Linux release, including Video codecs and flash plugins in the release means that you can be online and watching the OSGUI tech show in no time, in Windows XP, which I have recently re-installed, I have had to go online and download the flash plugins to get Youtube […]

Database woes.

So an error with the CpanelX has wiped out my database, I need to start again, but it will be possible and I will look on the bright side and not get bogged down. I can recover some of my posts from a google cached page and keep going from here. It is annoying enough […]

Amarok 1.1 Review

We have come a long way with our music players in KDE. From xmms, to Noutan, to Juk and now to Amarok…but has the progression been a good one?

How to build a Linux cluster using the Linux virtual server kernel modules

The Internet is growing very fast, and if you are lucky, your server load grows with it. Serving huge numbers of people simultaneously presents many challenges. You can make a load-balanced cluster for all kinds of services using any Linux box and a L…

The Future of BitlBee, the IRC Gateway for Instant Messaging protocols (MSN, ICQ, Jabber, Yahoo)

Interview with the BitlBee developer team: Wilmer van der Gaast, Maurits Dijkstra and Jelmer Vernooij, and a word from former developer Sjoerd Hemminga. Find out what new cool features will be available in v1.0, what features have been implemented so f…

KDE 4.0 Alpha 2 Released

KDE Community are now immensely proud to have put the second Alpha version of what will probably be the worlds most popular desktop environment in a few years.

Type faster by learning touch

Touch allows you to quickly increase your typing speed once you have learned the basics.

Flash Player 9 Update Release Candidate available

Adobe has released an updated release candidate of their proprietary software flash player. It has some new features such as support for H.264 video, but it really does not matter as the license remains totally unacceptable.

Eyemagnet Limited to sponsor Gnash development

Execute script repeatedly as long as a condition is met

Vietnam to widely use open source software

Minister of Information and Communications Le Doan Hop asked that 100% of servers of IT divisions of government agencies must be installed with open source software by June 30, 2009.

djbdns Guide – Setup your own nameserver

There are a number of reasons someone might want to run a local DNS server/cache. Maybe your ISP’s DNS servers are wonky, maybe your on dialup and just wanna get things a bit faster, or maybe something completely different.

Women are irrelevant to the free software community

Barely one percent of all commits to free software projects are done female contributors.