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Running OS X applications on your Linux machine

Running OS X applications on your Linux machine

Summary: The Darling project, which enables you to run OS X applications on Linux provided a to-do list for application developers that are eager to help. Running native applications under a different operating system has been quite a challenge for developers. At first, they tried and eventually managed to create Wine, a tool that allows you to run Windows apps under Linux. After this, some develo... »

Ubuntu 13.10 Saucy Salamander Released

Ubuntu 13.10 Saucy Salamander Released

Canonical have today announce the release of the latest version of their open source operating system, Ubuntu 13.10 Saucy Salamander. I’ve heard very mixed reviews about 13.10, on the one hand, some people are saying that the performance if the best yet, but others are saying that they don’t like the Smart Scopes. Let’s take a look… Performance I’ve been testing Ubunt... »

Steam Announces New Living Room Gaming Rigs – Steam Machines

Steam Announces New Living Room Gaming Rigs – Steam Machines

The guys over at Steam HQ are really on a roll, with announcements that just keep on coming. A couple of days ago, it was the announcement of SteamOS, and yesterday we saw the announce of official hardware to accompany SteamOS – Steam Machines. What Are Steam Machines? Steam Machines are a collection of high-powered gaming machines, built my multiple manufacturers, that are designed for use ... »

Linux Google Drive Client Insync Comes Out Of Beta

Linux Google Drive Client Insync Comes Out Of Beta

The third party Google Drive syncing app, Insync has finally lost it’s beta tag for the Linux version of it’s client and it brings with it some brilliant features which the native Google Drive application simply doesn’t emulate. Cast your mind back to the 28th March 2013. It was an important day and I’m sure many of you can remember this day with the fondness and reminisce... »

Five Of The Best Beginner Linux Distro’s

Five Of The Best Beginner Linux Distro’s

Linux is considered by most to be a big scary place for new users to break into, but the truth is that’s Linux distributions provide a great community for many technology enthusiasts to come together and share their ideas and of course their desktops. So if you’re sick of looking at that familiar blue Widows desktop and you’re looking to learn something new, or if you just want s... »

Fedora Day Four: Performance

Fedora Day Four: Performance

So I’m now a few days into my time with Fedora, and things are going well so far. The machine is all up and running, and I’m back at my keyboard working away. We now know how to make Fedora look good, but how well does it perform in practice? Let’s take a look… System resources As many people reading this will already know, neither Fedora, or Gnome-Shell are ‘light... »

Fedora Day Three: Getting To Know Gnome-Shell

Fedora Day Three: Getting To Know Gnome-Shell

So I’m now on day three of my mini adventure with Fedora 18, and I have to say, the more I use Gnome-Shell (and Fedora) the more I’m really enjoying myself. Now that I’ve got the base OS installed, and it’s personalised to my liking, it’s time to start playing around with Gnome-Shell to see what it has to offer… What I like I think one of the biggest draws of G... »

Fedora Day Two: Customisation

Fedora Day Two: Customisation

So now I’ve got my Fedora 18 machine all up and running from Day One, and I’m now ready to get some work done, and oh what a busy day it’s been. As I mentioned yesterday, the default look of Fedora leaves a lot to be desired, so I’ve been busy working away to get my OS looking and running how I like it. Installing software I used a number of sources to get my software loade... »

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