The Reality of Chromebooks/OS – Not as limited as you think!

My family PC finally took its last gasp last night.  It’s GPU fan finally packed in, but then after about 4 years of being “always on” and used nearly every day, its done very well.  I would have liked to have simply whipped the cover off the machine and replace the fan myself, its not…

DCC, Bittorrent and Usenet – Is Bittorrent so great?

I’ve written many articles touching on this subject, but I wanted to look at it with a little more detail as whilst we see a massive surge in Net traffic in regards to file sharing ; as is often the case, has the best tech “won”?  Since the vast magority of file-sharing on a p2p…

Ubuntu 9.10 released! – Windows 7 the slowest option?

Today is the official release day of Ubuntu 9.10.  Jono Bacon ran an Ubuntu party channel in IRC (for which I was present) Its aim was to get 1000 users in the chat channel.   It took about 3 hours from the time of his first Twit inviting people to the channel that 1000 users…

What’s your favorite IRC server?

Forget all your social networking sites and chat rooms, they are just pretenders.  The true original art of realtime chat comes from IRC (Internet Relay Chat) and anyone who tells you otherwise will probably also try to convince you that Vista is actually good. After many years of using different servers (and I still do…

Goblins identity is out part 2!

I had intended on going to bed, so this piece of “news” was a little unwelcome at this hour. That being said, since Ive already recieved emails asking about this, I thought Id do a quick update with a more comprehensive one once Ive gone through the IRC logs and presented it properly. Firstly Id…

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…