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Bodhi Linux 2.2 Released

Bodhi Linux 2.2 Released

Bodhi Linux is a lightweight Linux distribution that is based on Ubuntu. But unlike Ubuntu, Bodhi Linux utilises the Enlightenment (E17) desktop environment instead of the default Unity interface of Ubuntu. As previously mentioned, the whole point of Bodhi is to be lightweight and quick. Bodhi also doesn’t come with many applications installed by default, instead the development team heade... »

Maxthon Browser – Can It Compare To The Big Boys?

Maxthon Browser – Can It Compare To The Big Boys?

Chrome, IE, Firefox & Safari are all names that are commonplace on most computer systems nowadays. All of “the big 4″ compete for the top spot to become the worlds best Internet Browser. However, this race is very much a marathon rather than a sprint and coming over the horizon is a new name that is gaining a small but loyal following. Maxthon. Maxthon started life back in 2002 a... »

Ferrari Enzo Smart Phone Controlled RC Car Review

Ferrari Enzo Smart Phone Controlled RC Car Review

Recently I was looking for some random accessories for my iPhone and I discovered that there are so many different accessories you can buy. I came across some plunger shaped stands to wireless speakers shaped like a duck. The best accessory I noticed was the Silverlit Smart Phone Remote Control Ferrari Enzo.  This 1:50 scale RC Car is fantastic and it stands out from your normal RC Toys, and here... »

Linux Mint 14: Why can’t Ubuntu do that? (Using Mint part 1)

Linux Mint 14: Why can’t Ubuntu do that? (Using Mint part 1)

First, I have to admit that I’m biased. I was curious about Linux Mint 14, but I didn’t really want to like it. I had flings with Julia, Katya, and a brief and tumultuous run with Maya (the Euro babe nicknames of Mints 10, 11 and 13) but my feeling about the popular distro was always a big healthy who cares? I never saw the point. At first, Mint was really little more than a skinned Ub... »

Microsoft Office 2013 Review

Microsoft Office 2013 Review

Microsoft Office is undoubtedly a great tool (although I personally prefer Thunderbird to Outlook). I recently wrote about how you can get a Microsoft Office 2013 60 day trial for free and since then I’ve been using Office 2013 to see how it fairs against previous versions. I use Office 2010 quite a lot whilst in work, so I am certainly no stranger to it. Office 2013 on the surface does feel... »

Ubuntu 12.10 Review

Ubuntu 12.10 Review

So it’s finally here. Ubuntu 12.10 Quantal Quetzal has been released and I’ve been running it since it’s release date on 18th October 2012. In this article I’ll be talking about some of the new features, the performance of Ubuntu 12.10 and also some of the things I do and don’t like about the new release. So why don’t we get started… Performance I have to ... »

Xubuntu 12.10: Tips on making Xubuntu a lean mean Linux machine

Xubuntu 12.10: Tips on making Xubuntu a lean mean Linux machine

I’ve used every desktop environment out there. From Cinnamon and Gnome shell to KDE, E17 and LXDE. All have things they are good at. None of them has been as absolutely bulletproof for me as XFCE. I have never suffered a graphical glitch or a screen tear. I’ve never had a UI lockup at all. So a few weeks ago, when 12.10 was released, I had a decision to make. I really wanted the latest... »

Elementary Luna Mini Review

Elementary Luna Mini Review

So for the past few days I’ve been running Elementary OS Luna from within a virtual machine. I really wanted to wait until it was fully released so that I could test it in all it’s glory but since the guys over at Elementary HQ have recently announced that their last OS, Jupiter is no longer available for download then I assumed that Luna was close to being ready – so, I just co... »

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