Operating Systems

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 ... »

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... »

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... »

Ubuntu One Indicator – An Ubuntu One Status Widget For Ubuntu

Anyone that uses Dropbox will be familar with the Dropbox panel widget that is installed by default. It gives you some very useful information like how much space you have left on your account, what’s left to sync and how long it wiill take to sync what’s left. Personally, I use Ubuntu One for numerous reason but I have often wished that U1 had some kind of Dropbox like widget. Well pe... »

Microsoft Release Their Own Social Network

Microsoft have officially launched an ‘experimental’ social networking site, dubbed So.cl (pronounced social). Looking at the site, it seems to be a kind of mix between Facebook and Google+ taking some parts both the popular social networks. According to Microsoft, So.cl is just a social experiment, so rather than dipping their toes into the already saturated social network market, the... »

Will Windows 8 catch on?

As most people who read this post will know, Microsoft have released a Windows 8 Customer Preview. At the moment there is no official release date (not that I’m aware of anyway), all we know is that it is due ‘sometime in 2012′. I’ve installed the Windows 8 customer preview on an old machine and have been playing around with it on and off for a while now. From what I have s... »

Ubuntu 12.04 Review

Ubuntu 12.04 Review

Ok guys, after all the waiting Ubuntu 12.04 Precise Pangolin (12.04 for short) is here and I have to say, I’m loving it! I’ve deliberately waited a couple of weeks after the release to do my review as the Internet will be saturated with reviews, plus I wanted to spend some time with the OS before I actually wrote a review on it. What’s new? Well, in short – A LOT! There hav... »

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