Wednesday 30 September 2020
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Some who’ve known me a long time will be surprised to hear that I’ve recently welcomed a new computer onto my desk… running Windows 10. Why have I gone back to the ‘dark side’? Macs are just too expensive for … Continue reading
Thursday 26 September 2019
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As a consequence of moving on from working for the University, I’ve got to replace a couple of bits of software that came with the job. One is Sophos, which is a pretty good anti-malware product and as cutting edge … Continue reading
Tuesday 24 July 2018
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I remember years ago, when I was first finding out about Linux, one of the discussion themes was whether it was ready for the desktop. Today, the answer to that has to be a big, fat yes, with multiple distros … Continue reading
Tuesday 29 November 2016
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I think I first tried Linux in about 1998. It has come on a long way since then, doing everything my inner geek could want. While there are a few programs that don’t run or have direct analogues on Linux, … Continue reading
Friday 28 October 2016
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Apple have just announced their updating product line; I’m not sure I am particularly impressed. In part, they seem to be searching for the next big idea. Earlier this year they did away with the headphone jack on the latest … Continue reading
Wednesday 10 August 2016
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Something bad happened the other day when one of the Ubuntu machines at home was part way through a distribution upgrade; it unexpectedly shutdown. That might have been caused by overheating (intensive work while sitting on a sunny tabletop) but … Continue reading
Thursday 31 March 2016
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By the time you read this it might be April 1 in the Antipodes but, when I read TechCrunch last night, it wasn’t Fool’s Day anywhere round the globe. Apparently later this year it will be possible to use one … Continue reading