All the latest news and reviews of Technology, The Web, Computers, Gadgets, and PC hardware all in the one place. The best tech community on the internet.
Sat, 14 Nov 2009 14:15:06 +0000
Run Linux on Windows…Maybe
Tue, 26 Jun 2007 09:35:35 +0000
Do you have an old Windows box around the house, but all you need it for is to run a few apps that are not available on Linux? .
The X windows system — the base which allows graphical applications to run in Linux — has always had the ability for an application to run on one machine while displaying on another. That’s a basic concept of X’s design, and with Xming running on your Windows machine, now you can export those X applications to your XP/2003/Vista desktop.
So for the people out there that have no idea what i just said. It allows you to display you Windows applications on you Linux machine. Which if you only use Windows for a few small job, it can save you a heap of time. The main reason some people don’t switch to Linux as their main machine, is because some software is juts better or only available on Windows. I know some people like to think that everything on Linux is better and if you look hard enough you can find anything. From my experience that is not true, but let’s not open that can of worms today.
Fedora 7 Released
Fri, 01 Jun 2007 13:28:26 +0000
yesterday, a new version of their Linux operating system developed in partnership with the open source community and Red Hat engineers. This is Fedora’s first release to merge the Fedora Core and Fedora Extras package repositories under one set of packaging policies. Another first for Fedora 7 is all the software used is released under a free license, and all decision-making is made in public.
The big innovations touted for this release are:
You can pick up a copy of this new version at the .
Ubuntu Now On Dell’s, Which Would You Choose?
Sat, 26 May 2007 13:25:20 +0000
Ubuntu begins shipping on Dell PC’s today. There is a $50 discount for using Ubuntu over Vista and to me that seems a little disappointing but still better then nothing. Ubuntu is be coming more and more main stream as time goes by and now that Dell has adopted the very popular distro it will only get bigger.
news so far is great as to be expected. The Linux world has been waiting a long time for it’s shot at the big time, and that time is now. It is hoped that a lot more big name manufactures will follow suit and offer an open source solution as well as the very common Windows OS.
The only problem the Ubuntu crowed have now is tiring to get people to buy the new option. It is one thing to offer Linux as an option but it will be a whole new ball game tiring to convince the masses to choose this as an option. I’m sure the number of people that customize the Dell systems from standard when ordering are fairly small compared to the people that don’t. Now you have to break that down even further and work out how many people will opt for Linux over Windows.
I still think this will become more of a “hackers” choice then a Linux lovers choice. It is a very quick and simple way to get your hands on a new computer with out having to pay the premium of Vista or XP. This will leave a very nice hole for pirates to save even more money on not buying software.
Linux On Dells, Not Just Yet
Tue, 01 May 2007 10:28:00 +0000
No official word just yet yet, but wordfrom Fabian Rodriguez (a member of Ubuntu’s support staff) is that Dell’s going to officially support Ubuntu installations on their Dell desktops. What dell considers support is still left up your imagination but we all hope it will consist of install and full tech support for the open source OS. Ubuntu, for those that have never heard of it, it is a very friendly and very easy to use version of Linux. It is the most popular for home use and is only getting bigger.
It considered by some die hard Linux fans that it is not as Linux as it should be, but for new comers it is the ideal comprimse between ease of use and the power that Linux offers it’s users
Linux Shows It’s Still The King Of 3D Desktops
Thu, 26 Apr 2007 13:30:00 +0000
All three of the major operating systems out there, be it Windows Vista, Mac OS X or Linux, all have some form of desktop 3D eye candy. Up until recently Mac OS X had been alone with its window transitioning and minimizing effects. Then Windows Vista then came along with its Flip 3D and window transitions. Today I will be taking a look at , the composing layer for Linux which allows you to have all sorts of eye candy. One good thing about Beryl is the immense configurability. In my opinion this makes it superior to anything else on the market. To top it off I will be trying it out on Ubuntu 7.04, “Feisty Fawn” which was only released recently on the 19th of April 2007. Before I start, a lot of the technical installation directions can be found on
– it’s which is where I learned them. This is a great website with detailed instructions on doing all sorts of things in Ubuntu including installing drivers and Beryl.
In conclusion Beryl offers what I think is the best 3D desktop currently out there and what makes it even better is that it is free. The only downside is that not all programs run on Linux which is the only OS it supports and probably will be for quite a while. It is extremely customizable, surprisingly easy to set up (especially on a Linux distribution aimed at consumers like Ubuntu) and is remarkably stable. Some people may bring up the point that all of these animations and effects are useless and all that they do is waste resources. It is true that they require more resources than a regular desktop but some of the application and desktop switching features help to improve the efficiency of the OS and allow it to be more intuitive with the user. All of this software is free and can be tried out on your computer, so why not give Beryl and Emerald a go – you might like it.
Dell Plus Linux = Pirate Heaven?
Thu, 29 Mar 2007 10:23:01 +0000
Dell have announced that they will soon provide Linux installs on there non-server range of PC’s.
After “IdeaStorm” (public brainstorm by Dell customers) Dell found that 70% of users wanted to have the option of Linux instead of Windows when desgining there new system. In my opinion it is not for the cost saving reason you would think. The reason I would get a Linux install over a Windows install from Dell is because I would bring it home and install my “free” pirated version of Windows over the Linux install.
I don’t think that it will be 100% free. I’m sure Dell will tack on an installation charge of some description which is yet to be released to the public.
How popular the linux option will be, I don’t know but i’m very sure that allot of the buyers will not be Linux fanboi’s but tight ass pirates like my self.
Would I buy a Dell computer with a Linux install? No. Would I buy a computer with Linux installed? Yes but it would not be from Dell.
I don’t have anything against Dell but I am a person that likes to play with and upgrade my computers on a regular basis. The word Dell and upgrade should never be said in the same sentence.