I’ve been mucking about with my old Apple Mac G4 which is shockingly, now over 10 years old!
Since my conversion to Linux many years ago, the Mac has been sitting in my spare room with 10.4.11 Tiger installed, doing not very much, apart from being dragged out for an occasional blast of Ghost Recon. [...]
After many years of using and enjoying Ubuntu as my main desktop OS, I’ve reluctantly been forced to choose another Linux distribution for use at work and home.
My desktop of choice was Ubuntu 10.04.4 LTS (Lucid Lynx) which has just passed beyond Canonical’s support point. This is a shame, as it’s a fast, stable, [...]
I’ve just updated my web server to the latest version of Ubuntu’s LTS 12.04.1, codename Precise Pangolin. LTS is an acronym for Long Term Support and will be the company’s main server OS until mid-2014 but fully supported through to 2017.
Previously when upgrading a server, I’ve generally preferred to install from scratch but having [...]
The continuing process of removing myself from Apple’s sphere of influence has achieved its ultimate fruition with my purchase of a SanDisk Clip Zip.
The catalyst was my increasing frustration with the inability of Ubuntu to connect with my iPhone. Some would see this as a failing of Linux and Ubuntu. I take the [...]
I don’t use Apple kit much these days… it’s not that reliable.
This image was taken by the Hubble space telescope, using the Advanced Camera for Surveys (ACS) and the Near Infrared Camera and Multi-object Spectrometer (NICMOS) and shows the oldest visible structures in the universe. In it are the first galaxies to form after the big bang, some 13 billion years ago. The image represents [...]
I thoroughly enjoyed reading this interview given to the BBC by Linus Torvalds, the creator of Linux. He’s certainly one of the good guys!
Q. When you posted about the original system kernel on Usenet in 1991 what did you think would happen to it?
I think your question assumes a level [...]
I must say I have struck it lucky with the choice for my new blog theme.
Atahualpa appears visually excellent, to my eye at least, being fresh, open and tidy. I planned to change the mast images but after some fiddling and editing in GIMP, I reinstalled the originals as they’re very pleasant and add [...]