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How To Correctly Partition Ubuntu

Following on from my recent article about Linux File System defragmentation, people have asked me how to correctly partition their machines to run Ubuntu. In particular, to do things like dual boot with Windows and other Linux Distributions. So I thought I would write a quick article on how to do it for you guys. In the examples below I will be partitioning a 100GB example Hard Disk Drive (HDD) in... »

Ubuntu 12.10 Alpha 1 Released

It’s seems not so long ago that we were all celebrating the release of Ubuntu 12.04 LTS, but straight away the Ubuntu development team begun work on the next release -Ubuntu 12.10 ‘Quantal Quetzal’. Yesterday the fruits of their labour started to come to fruition with the release of Ubuntu 12.10 Alpha 1. Now, before you get too excited and start burning ISO’s – there ... »

How To Secure Your Online Passwords

I’m sure most of you have heard about the professional networking site, LinkedIn being hacked today were over 6,000,000 passwords have been taken…apparently. Now, first of all, it’s not as bad as you think. The passwords that the hacker got were protected by SHA1 encryption, so, instead of seeing your password as “Password123″, they see “vhfuvipofhbfoivbfvifobfh... »

Google+ Gnome-Shell Theme

People who use Google’s social network, Google+ or any Google products like Gmail, Google Docs or Google Drive will recognise the new Google interface that consists of a cool grey colour with contrasting buttons of red and blue. It’s a really modern, clean look – and now it has appeared in Gnome-Shell. How To Use The Theme The theme isn’t the easiest to apply, but it does l... »

Turn Anything Into A Controller With MaKey

This ‘device’ is a really cool piece of kit. It enables you to literally turn anything into an input interface for a computer. Here is some information taken directly from their KickStarter Page: “MaKey MaKey is an invention kit for the 21st century. Turn everyday objects into touchpads and combine them with the internet. It’s a simple Invention Kit for Beginners and Expert... »

Why Linux Doesn’t Need Defragmenting

If you’re a Linux user, you’ve probably heard that you don’t need to defragment your Linux partitions. You’ll also notice that Linux distributions don’t come with disk defragmenting utilities. But why is that? To understand why Linux file systems don’t need defragmenting in normal use – and Windows ones do – you’ll need to understand why fragmentation occurs and how Linux and Win... »

Find News About Anything With The Unity News Lense

If you’re anything like me then you will trawl the vast amount of blogs and news sites on the Internet looking for interesting things to read about. I do this so much that my girlfriend has actually made her own verb for this action. She calls it ‘Ubuntuing’, phrases like “Are you Ubuntuing again?” and “Turn that bloody laptop off and stop Ubuntuing!” are ... »

Windows 8 Release Preview Review

Windows 8 Release Preview Review

  I recently wrote about my thoughts on whether or not Windows 8 will catch on based on the customer preview that Microsoft released about 6 months ago. Sine then, Microsoft have had another 6 months to work on Windows 8 and also a lot of customer feedback. So let’s see if my opinion has changed. Remember, this is a ‘Release Preview’ so if the Windows 7 release preview is anythi... »

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