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December 17, 2011  4:14 PM

Ubuntu Squeezebox music server: update and modifications

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Logitech, squeezebox, Ubuntu, xLaunch, Xming

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June 26, 2011  7:59 PM

Linux Squeezebox sound server and player: a project for the weekend

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Android, Linux, Open source, softsqueeze, squeezebox, squeezeplay, squeezeslave, Ubuntu

If you have ever wanted to learn about Linux, then why not try making something useful and fun. Here's how to put together a Linux sound server. The basic configuration is a a good start for any novice trying to get under the covers of Linux and networking.   This weekend I...


January 17, 2011  10:11 AM

Review: Iomega delivers Linux NAS to home users

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DNLA, Linux, NAS, UPnP, Windows 7

Once you have more than one computer at home, you end up with the challenge of sharing data and printing. At work this task is handled via a dedicated file server and a networked printer.


These days, a cheap Linux-based box can now offer file and printer sharing at home. Some even...


June 28, 2010  9:46 AM

Learning to live with MeeGo

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Linux, MeeGo, Netbook

I have been using MeeGO 1.0 for almost four weeks. My first impression is that, out of the box, MeeGo is an excellent OS for Net Book users. It boots up quickly and has a clean desktop user interface, which makes it very easy to see running apps. It is nice to see that Intel is now demoing a...


February 23, 2010  6:32 PM

How to get Citrix running on Asus eeePC with Ubuntu 9.10 Netbook Remix

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701, 9.10, Citrix, eeePC, Firefox, Linux, receiver, Ubuntu

I gave my mother and brother-in-law Ubuntu recently...yes, I do like them. It's just XP sucks on old hardware. Linux is the only viable option, and Ubuntu is the closest thing to Windows in the Linux space.

Yesterday, I helped a colleague out, by installing


March 18, 2009  10:39 AM

IBM/Sun: what it could mean?

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IBM, OpenOffice, power, risc, Solaris, SPARC, Sun, Unix

What will IBM gain by buying Sun? Today, under Jonathan Schwartz's leadership, I think Sun's more of a software company than a Unix server and workstation firm.IBM could benefit from taking over Java and OpenOffice. I'm not too sure where the hardware fits. OK, IBM will increase its market lead...


February 27, 2009  10:26 AM

Open source: a remedy for IT recession

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Desktop, Linux, Open source, Server, Windows

Recession, job cuts, IT budgets slashed...surely now's the time to think smart, and use free or open source products to drive through new IT projects? For certain applications, I think open source is a viable alternative to commercial software. It's not very good as a replacement for Windows...


December 8, 2008  4:25 PM

Mighty Mouse turn 40 today

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Enigma, Linux, Mac, microprocessor, PC, Unix, von-neumann machine, Windows

It's hard to say what has been the most significant invention in IT of all time: the integrated circuit, the microprocessor, the PC and the web have moulded IT in ways their inventors never imagined.

But 40 years ago, on December 9th 1968, Doug Engelbart and a...


October 22, 2008  10:17 AM

Microsoft lock-out

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Firefox, IE7, IE8, Internet Explorer, Linux, Windows

I am at a conference in Prague this week. As is usual, I cleaned up my Exchange InBox, before I left on Friday night. By Monday, the  InBox had exceeded the 50 Mbyte size limit set by our IT department. It's now totally locked.

Now I have wireless access in Prague and I can run...


September 18, 2008  9:56 AM

VMWare counters Microsoft

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data-centre, HP-UX, Linux, Microsoft, Netware, Novell, Solaris, Unix, Virtualisation, VMware

Paul Maritz appears to be giving his old employer a bit of a beating this week at VMWorld. I used to speak to Paul when he headed up the Windows Server team at Microsoft - and like many MS peops, he was clearly passionate about the product and he believed he could make a difference. I think...


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