Lamp, Mamp and Wamp

16 May

LAMP is an acronym of Linux Apache, MySQL and PHP. MAMP is an acronym of Mac Apache, MySQL and PHP. And as expected WAMP is an acronym of Windows Apache, MySQL and PHP. They are a download which packages together Apache, MySQL and PHP and allow you to build and host websites locally. It is a totally free download which is shipped with PHPMyAdmin.

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Ubuntu 10.04- Mac?

15 May

Over the past couple of weeks since Ubuntu 10.04 was released and I, along with all the other users, have been discovering how much like Mac OSX it is becoming. I solely mean the interface, like the buttons moving to the left and all that jazz. Another feature which, while trawling through my long list of programs in Ubuntu, is an awesome little feature in GNOME DO. Encase you haven’t used GNOME Do before or are just curious on how I would describe it, it is; an awesome little application launcher which can also be used to find files. It also supports many different plugins some of which let you; send emails, update your Twitter or Facebook, or last but not least control your media player whether it be Amarok or Rythmbox.

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RE: 5 Browsers You've Never Heard of

14 May

Okay let me make one thing a little bit clearer about ‘5 Browsers You’ve Never Heard of’. It wasn’t meant towards anyone in particular it was just a creative post title rather than just ‘5 Browsers’. Also I will be posting another 5 rarely used browsers suggested .

How to Make Awesome Wallpapers in GIMP

13 May

GIMP is my image editor/creator of choice on both Windows and Linux however I prefer Photoshop on Mac. If you have any experience of Photoshop you will know how to use these tools, brushes and effects in it. GIMP as I have reviewed before in both ‘5 Lightweight Alternatives to Popular Applications‘ and in ‘Top 5 Free Windows Applications’ is an awesome free and open-source, cross-platform tool. The release I’m going to be using today is Gimp 2.6 which can be downloaded from the Gimp Website.

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Microsoft Office 2010 Beta- Free Download

12 May

Just noticed that Microsoft are offering a free download of the beta release of Microsoft Office 2010 Pro Plus. I’ve not has a chance to try it yet however I think it looks a lot better than the 2007 release. Sadly that’s all the details I have right now but I will set it up on my PC tomorrow and take some screenshots. If anyone has used it please send me an email or leave a comment and I’ll post your review.

System Requirements

Internet access. Internet access (to download Office Professional Plus 2010 and get updates)
A PC with these minimum recommended specifications:
  • 500 MHz 32-bit or 64-bit processor or higher
  • 256 MB of system memory or more
  • 3.5 GB of available disk space
  • 1024×768 or higher resolution monitor
  • DVD-R/W Drive
Supported Operating Systems:
  • Windows XP with Service Pack (SP) 3 (32-bit)
  • Windows Vista with SP1 (32-bit or 64-bit)
  • Windows Server 2003 R2 (32-bit or 64-bit) with MSXLM 6.0 installed
  • Windows Server 2008 with SP2 (32-bit or 64-bit)
  • Windows 7 (32-bit or 64-bit)
  • Terminal Server and windows on Windows (WOW) (which allows installing 32-bit versions of Office 2010 on 64-bit operating systems) are supported.

Microsoft Office Pro Plus 2010 Download link

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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Media Reviews

9 May

As another addition to the blog I’m going to start doing reviews of Movies, T.V. Shows and other things which I will then link to a source on the internet on which you can watch it.

New Theme!

9 May

I started using a new theme! I changed due to the amazing comments and support I received on the Fedora Forum. I hope you enjoy using this theme more than the last.