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Linux Mint Mini PC Coming Soon

For those that don’t know, Linux Mint is a popular Ubuntu derivative. I recently wrote a review of their latest release, ‘Linux Mint 13 Maya’. It seems that Clem & Co are dipping their toes into the hardware market, with the imminent release of the ‘Mint Mini PC’ (that’s probably not it’s official name – just one I gave it) as little as a week aw... »

Bolt – A Unity Type Dash For Gnome Shell

Are you one of those people who like both Gnome Shell and Unity, but can’t decide which one to stick with? Well, there has been a Gnome Extension released called ‘Bolt’. This extension is basically the Unity Dash for Gnome Shell. It does a lot of what the actual Unity dash does, like storing recent items, changing it’s background colour to suit your background and it has a ... »

Facebook to launch their own SmartPhone?

In a New York Times article yesterday, it suggested that Facebook had been hiring numerous SmartPhone engineers recently. The source(s) of this information has remained hidden, but in the article it was mentioned that Facebook employees are included in the source list. Facebook has recently admitted that it’s struggling to make money with the growing number of mobile users. So much so that t... »

Linux Mint 13 Review

Linux Mint 13 Review

  I recently wrote a quick article about the new release of Linux Mint 13 and as promised in that article, here is my review of Linux Mint 13. So I setup the Cinnamon version of Linux Mint 13 in a Virtual Machine with 1GB RAM and 3D graphics enabled. First Impressions The first thing that I obviously noticed was the logon screen (pictured below), it has changed from previous versions and is n... »

Everything you need to know about Ubuntu One

For those that don’t know, Ubuntu One (U1 for short) is a cloud sync tool like Dropbox, Sugarsync or Google Drive. In this post I will be going into details about all the things you can do with U1 and why it’s my cloud service of choice amongst all the others. Note: this isn’t a how to article, it is merely an informative article. If you aren’t sure how to do any of the fea... »

Linux Mint 13 ‘Maya’ Released

The newest iteration of the very popular Ubuntu variant, Linux Mint has been released today. Linux Mint 13, code named ‘Maya’ is based on Ubuntu 12.04 LTS and since it’s an LTS (Long Term Support) release, it will be supported for 5 years. This version of Mint comes with two desktop environments, Cinnamon and MATE. They are both designed to look more like the traditional Gnome 2 ... »

Pinguy OS 12.04 Beta Released

The latest version of the exceptionally popular Linux Distribution, Pinguy OS has been released as a beta for testing. Note: This is a beta release, purely for testing, if you want a stable version of Pinguy OS then you can download the 11.10 version. There is a download link on the Pinguy OS homepage. For those of you that don’t know, Pinguy OS is a Linux distribution that is based on Ubunt... »

How to backup your emails…FOR FREE!

Being the local go-to-geek for all my friends and family I often get asked general questions regarding all things geeky. Surprisingly, a number of friends have asked me how best to backup their emails. Saying things like “I deleted an email the other day by accident and now I can’t get it back…what do I do?!”. To which my answer is usually “nothing”. Unfortunate... »

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