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5 Lightweight Alternatives to Popular Applications

11 May

Okay so if you have been reading my blog regularly you will have noticed that I love free, open source software, which in many cases is an alternative to popular, expensive and worst of all closed-source software. Here is my list of 5 Lightweight Alternatives to Popular Applications (with a brief introduction and explanation of the contents, of course)

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Worth A Read

10 May

Okay guys not an entirely appropriate post (it may be better suited to Facebook or Twitter) but I thought that this was worth a read for all you Ubuntu or Fedora Fans. I must advise you now that some people may find this offensive as there is a little bit of swearing in it- Linus Torvalds’ views on OpenBSD.

Software Spotlight- Bluefish

10 May

One bit of software I use all the time is called Bluefish. Bluefish is an HTML editor for part-time or experienced web designers. “It includes nice wizards for inserting images and linking thumbnails with the original image.” to quote the developer.
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The Best Linux Communities

9 May

Linux has, by far, the best communities of developers, designers and users. There are many different forums for the specific Linux distros such as Fedora, Linux Mint or Ubuntu. From my experience the best forums (Most Active)  forums are the ones over at Ubuntu and Fedora (link in the name) with a number of professionals and amateurs alike all willing to give answers to your questions or if you need somebodies view on your site or blog.

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Some Awesome Gaming

8 May

Now Mac and Linux are often criticized for the lack of good games available under the two platforms compared to Windows. Perhaps Mac is moving in the right direction towards native big budget games however, Linux is not. We may have WINE ,which is something I will do a feature on, but it doesn’t replace the real game.

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How To download a Torrent (A Legal One)

8 May

Here is my video tutorial of how to download a (legal) torrent using the Linux client Transmission.

This tutorial presumes you have a basic knowledge of torrents… You can find that here.

Perfect Purple

6 May

The designers over at Ubuntu have decided to go for something a little different from the browns and oranges of recent distros and have opted for a a purple default theme. Personally after trying the latest release I think things are looking and feeling very good.

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