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Looking at Sylpheed 3.1.1 – Is this the package to unseat Thunderbird on my desktop?

with the blisteringly quick Sylpheed, a user merely requiring an Email client can’t go wrong  - Its memory footprint is tiny, its faster than an MVP after a freebie and with a simple to use no nonsense interface probably the best solution for the vast majority of users. Since I wrote about SeaMonkey, it seems … Continue reading

Review – SeaMonkey 2.0.14

All in one solutions can be very appealing.  Since I have multiple communication methods online and SeaMonkey is touted as an “all in one Internet solution”, I simply had to put it to the test against my browser of choice and the associated packages I use.  With the release of 2.0.14 what better time? I’m … Continue reading

VICE 2.3 – C64/128, Vic20, Pet, Plus4, CBM-II emulation!

On the 26th February version 2.3 of this popular emulation package was released over on Sourceforge. Since I am a keen Commodore user (and still own working original hardware) I thought I would take a look at the latest version to see how things have progressed. Providing emulation for the Commodore family of computers (C64/128, … Continue reading

Nintendo Emulation w/ Linux! – All you need to know! (and a little more)

I have received a few emails asking about emulation on the Linux platform.  These questions were mostly by Windows users who enjoy running retro titles and don’t know much about Linux and its thriving emulation scene.   From being active in many forums I think retro gaming is one of the most popular pastimes of … Continue reading

PAN 0.133 – Text/binaries newsgroup reader.

Readers will have seen the previous article on newsgroup binaries reader Klibido v0.2.5 which whilst a very good package appears to now be discontinued.   With that in mind I set out to find a currently supported newsgroup reader that and my investigations led me to Pan 0.133. Written by Charles Kerr, Christophe Lambin & Matt … Continue reading

REVIEW: Pidgin 2.5.5 – The all in one messenger?

Chat networks, we all love em, we all use different ones, and they all use different clients/sites!  Let me introduce you to Pidgin, not one of those criters who cover London pavements in their special grey paint, but a Pidgin that will be most welcome in your house. Pidgin aims to be an all in … Continue reading

REVIEW: iDeaS v1.0.2.7 – Another option for DS emulation on Linux

iDeaS is another DS emulator for the Linux platform that I discovered recently.  Supporting the dual screen of the Nintendo DS and allowing I am sure I dont have to explain what a Nintendo DS is and if I do, then you probably would not have use for this software anyway. This particular Linux version … Continue reading

FEATURE: WINE 1.0.1 – WORLD OF WINECRAFT (Wrath of the Lich King)

Do you like the title?  World of Winecraft?! There are many reports on Wine, with compatibility charts and performance comparisons, I intend to take a look at it slightly differently. I have an adiction, a guilty pleasure if you will for World Of Warcraft (Wrath of the Lich King).  A Windows online RPG that really … Continue reading

REVIEW: UBUNTU TWEAK v0.4.3

Article by Goblin[RFD] The prospect of using many different utils and/or dropping into the CLI can be daunting for any Linux user.  This is especially true for the new to Linux.  Ubuntu Tweak aims to be an all in one package that allows simple customization of your desktop without the worry of typing the wrong … Continue reading

REVIEW: TRANSMISSION v1.40 – The uTorrent of Linux?

Article by Goblin[RFD] Mention Bittorrent to people and you will get one of these responses, a look of childlike bewilderment, a look of distrust (after all you MUST be a pirate if you use Bittorrent), or you may get an open source view which is that bittorrent is great for Linux distros and open source … Continue reading

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