8. If at first you do not succeed, blame your computer. - Murphy's Laws of Computing

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TomTom and Microsoft; IE8; The Javascript Trap

Tuesday 31st March 2009

Category: News

Following on from Microsoft's accusations of TomTom infringing on patents, and TomTom's retaliation of the same, TomTom and Microsoft have reached an agreement.

Earlier this month, the latest version of Internet Explorer, version eight, was released, claiming to be more standards compliant than ever before. A result of this is a tag that can control how Microsoft's browser should render the page.

Finally, Richard Stallman has written about the Javascript Trap, years after written about the Java Trap, claiming that you could be using non-free software when you don't realise it.

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Debian Lenny Released

Monday 16th February 2009

Category: News

Despite delays, the latest release of Debian is here: Debian Lenny, otherwise known as Debian 5.0.

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Introduction to using git locally

GuidesCodeFLOSS

Wednesday 14th January 2009

Categories: Guides, Code, FLOSS

This guide aims to show just some of the commands that git lets you use - there are certainly far more than are listed here. It also assumes that you're only going to working locally. Much of git's usefulness becomes apparent when you start working with other people, but even for one-man jobs using git can be tremendously helpful.

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openSUSE 11.1 Released

Saturday 20th December 2008

Category: News

Just a couple of days ago, the latest release of openSUSE, namely openSUSE 11.1, has been released.

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New Ubuntu and Fedora releases

Friday 28th November 2008

Category: News

Both Ubuntu and Fedora have released the latest versions of their distribution, Intrepid Ibex and Fedora 10 respectively.

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KDE 3 vs KDE 4

Wednesday 29th October 2008

Category: News

There was an interesting post on Distrowatch this week, about whether KDE4 is better than KDE3. Personally, I'm still not convinced that KDE 4 should have been released in its state.

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GNOME 2.24 Released

Sunday 28th September 2008

Category: News

The GNOME desktop, used by default in Ubuntu, Debian, Fedora and plenty more, has just been updated in the form of GNOME 2.24.

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Package Management Sudoku

Monday 25th August 2008

Category: News

No real news today - instead, just something funky from the blogosphere, namely Package Management Sudoku. In the blog post, aptitude is used to solve sudoku puzzles in a matter of seconds.

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KDE; Debian; Mojave

Thursday 31st July 2008

Category: News

First up is the release of KDE 4.1, which, judging by some of the reactions, appears to iron out some of the issues people have had, but not all.

Elsewhere, Debian are preparing for their next stable release by freezing Lenny, the code name for Debian 5.0.

Finally, Microsoft claims that people really do like Vista after all.

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Taxes; Windmills, Ponds

Monday 30th June 2008

Category: News

Plenty of stories that have been sitting around for the past couple of months:

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