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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

REVIEW: LIFEREA v1.4.22b – RSS readers have never been so easy!

Article by Goblin[RFD] We all like to keep up to date with the news, however, believe it or not I had never used a RSS reader package before.  I installed LIFEREA on Ubuntu 8.10 and whilst the repositories had an older version, I was able to get v.1.4.22b from here! It should be noted however … Continue reading

SDLBASIC – The high-level interpreter for all?

AMOS.  That name may ring a few bells with anyone who owned an Amiga computer all those years ago.  It was a high-level language, similar to BASIC yet powerful to allow all sorts of fancy programs.  What made AMOS great was that it allowed some quite advanced software to be made by people who were … Continue reading

REVIEW: BOINC v6.2.15 – Its far more than just ET!

Article by Goblin[RFD] Anyone who has heard of Boinc will probably associate it with the SETI at home project.  For those that havent, you are going to learn something. Imagine the problem, you have data that would take even the fastest machine millions of years to analyise.  What do you do?  Simple, you get users … Continue reading

REVIEW: BRASERO v0.8.2 – CD/DVD writing software!

Article by Goblin[RFD] I remember the days of Windows, using proprietary DVD writing software, Nero was a package that I used, and appart from being quite slow to load, it served its purpose well. With the upgrade to Intrepid Ibex, I am now presented with Brasero v0.8.2 and have been using previous versions for a … Continue reading

PYTHON: TKinter video tutorials for beginners!

Article by GoblinRFD More of a link than an article.  I have always wanted to do a video tutorial, and always had other things to do.  I stumbled recently across an email highlighting two tutorials for using TKinter (a set of functions for creating GUI’s with Python) Dont be put off by the lackluster voice, … Continue reading

DIVE INTO PYTHON – Ebook

Python, the cross platform, highlevel language is one of the more popular options for Linux users. This book is aimed at the more experienced coder, but it is a valuable one to have.  Best of all it is free! You can order a “hardcopy” if you wish, and I would strongly advise that if after … Continue reading

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Tim Wilson

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