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Cinnamon 1.6: a stable (finally) choice for the Unity challenged

Cinnamon 1.6: a stable (finally) choice for the Unity challenged

  During the great GNOME/Unity debates of the last two years, the Ubuntu spinoff Linux Mint gathered a large following. Mint head Clem Lefebvre and the rest of his Mint Team attracted many devotees who wanted to hang on to the classic desktop that many had come to love in GNOME 2. Part of that effort produced Cinnamon, a fork of GNOME 3 that just hit a milestone with stable version 1.6 this ... »

Not Really Looking Forward to Windows 8

Not Really Looking Forward to Windows 8

October 26. How many of you have that marked on your calendars? If you don’t already know, October 26th is the official release date of Windows 8. Windows 8 is significant in that it is (in my humble opinion) the most significant change to Windows since Windows 95. Looking Back on Windows 95 I don’t even have to look up the date. I was so excited about it for so long. August 24th, 1995... »

Here’s hoping Valve’s Ubuntu move can disrupt the PC game market

Here’s hoping Valve’s Ubuntu move can disrupt the PC game market

If you follow news about Linux, you’ve definitely heard about game company Valve’s push to bring its popular games and its client Steam to Ubuntu. For Linux fans, the turn of events has been fun to follow. Valve CEO Gabe Newell made a ton of headlines when he proclaimed Windows 8 to be a catastrophe and promised to “hedge his bets” with porting Steam and its games to Linux. Since then, the... »

Samsung unveils the new Galaxy Player 5.8 with Android 4.0

Samsung unveils the new Galaxy Player 5.8 with Android 4.0

Watch your favourite movies, TV shows and listen to your favorites songs on a big screen (relatively speaking) whilst on the go with the new Samsung Galaxy Player 5.8 with Android ICS (Ice Cream Sandwich). Yes, you guessed it, 5.8 stands for the screen size – not quite as good as your 52″ HD TV at home, but nevertheless, it will allow you to watch your HD content whilst being out and a... »

Sony Unveils Xperia SL

Sony Unveils Xperia SL

The Xperia SL by Sony has been announced and it looks to be an improvement on the previous Xperia S model – in power certainly, but in looks we’re not so sure. The release date of Sony’s new smartphone is yet to be announced – but it is confirmed as ‘coming soon’. The new device is powered by the Qualcomm MSM8260 dual core processor running at 1.7GHz, this mean... »

Living on Firefox Pt. 4: Chrome sweet Chrome

Living on Firefox Pt. 4: Chrome sweet Chrome

I had intended to use part 4 to spend a lot of time discussing the merits and demerits of Firefox for mobile android, but by Thursday morning, my enthusiasm for Mozilla’s web browser had evaporated. I pulled up Chrome, logged back in and relegated Firefox to viewing work email and documents (via Google apps). See, while Firefox is a fine second fiddle on the desktop, it’s not terribly useful... »

Living on Firefox Pt. 3: Trying to Tame the Fox

So it’s been roughly five days of living in Firefox. I installed and synced the browser successfully across my two laptops, tablet and phone and was ready to get to work. During the last two days, I went about using Firefox for my daily needs: email, writing google docs, content management for a website with WordPress, note taking and more. I can’t report that everything went well. But I’ll ... »

Living on Firefox Pt. 2: Getting in Sync

Living on Firefox Pt. 2: Getting in Sync

So last Friday I decided to see what life on the web would be like if I ditched Chrome as my daily browser to go with Firefox. See here. Before I set out to really test what Firefox could do I needed to look into Firefox’s  sync capabilities.  The best part about Chrome is the seamlessness of syncing across desktop and mobile. I have two laptops — a System76 Lemur Ultra (my work mach... »

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