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Ubuntu One Referral Scheme Announced

Ubuntu One Referral Scheme Announced

Today the Ubuntu One team has announced that they have now started a referral scheme much like the offering that cloud storage giant, Dropbox has. With Ubuntu One you get 5GB of free storage whereas Dropbox only offer 2GB for free but Dropbox always allowed you to generate free storage by way of referrals. All you need to do is a special link with friends and when they sign up, you both get 500MB ... »

Linux Deepin 12.06 Review

Linux Deepin 12.06 Review

I’ve been meaning to review Linux Deepin for quite some time now and I’ve finally had a chance to create virtual machine and put it through it’s paces. For those of you that don’t know, Linux Deepin is a highly customised Ubuntu/Gnome 3 distribution that focusses and ease of use and good looks. So let’s take a look… First Impressions The first thing I noticed ab... »

New RefuGeeks Android App Available

New RefuGeeks Android App Available

Anthony Esposito from the No One Here Yet blog has very kindly created a RefuGeeks Android app for us. Version 1.0 was released last night and I’m currently working on getting it added to the play store. It is basically an app interface for the website along with some really cool links to our social media sites, contact page and an awesome about page where you will be able to learn a little... »

Cinnamon Vs Unity

Cinnamon Vs Unity

All my systems at home are running Ubuntu 12.04 LTS with the standard Unity interface. Linux Mint 13 was recently released along with the Cinnamon interface. I’ve been hearing a lot of good things about Cinnamon but I haven’t tried it since it was in Beta. So I thought I would put it on my laptop and take it for a test drive. This article will explain my findings and what I personally ... »

PinguyOS 12.04 Review

PinguyOS 12.04 Review

This time of year is always an exciting time in the Linux world. This is because Ubuntu release a new version of their operating system and then, shortly after, the numerous Ubuntu based Linux distributions out there also release a new version. PinguyOS is one such distribution and in this article I will be reviewing it. For those of you that don’t know PinguyOS, it is an Ubuntu derivative t... »

How Much Do We Rely On ‘The Cloud’?

How Much Do We Rely On ‘The Cloud’?

I was recently having a conversation with a work colleague about cloud storage, he uses Dropbox and I use Ubuntu One. We were discussing the differences between the two services and also the advantages/disadvantages of both (click here to find out more about Ubuntu One). The conversation then morphed into a discussion about all things ‘cloud’. We were discussion thing like, webmail vs ... »

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... »

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... »

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