Intro music: “I fought the troll” by Tom Smith. You can find more of his work here. Hosts: Tim (OpenBytes) Roy (Techrights) Gordon (Thistleweb) Featured Track: “Heart of Medieval” – Butterfly Tea Despite Gordon still battling the cold, the onus of the show being rested on Roy’s shoulders and I had just arrived in from work, […]Read More TechBytes Audiocast – Episode 12 – 23/11/10
IE9 is “delightfully” not as quick as the competition? Daniweb has conducted speed tests of all the major browsers (including IE9) and come to the conclusion that far from being the fastest (as Microsoft seem to claim) the reality is different: Internet Explorer 9 may well be the fastest web browser yet from Microsoft, but […]Read More NewsBytes 17th October 2010 – Mono, IE9, Badboy Ballmer & Angry Birds!
Its been reported in the last few days that F-Spot is to be removed from Ubuntu 10.10 and after some poor reports about its inclusion (and its Mono dependency) it comes as little surprise that it’s to be booted out the ‘buntu. Taken from here: F-Spot has been voted off the island by developers at […]Read More Hitting the F-Spot – New version a day after its dumping?
Its been a while since I showcased a Linux distro with the last being Puppy Arcade. Ive got Dr Schestowitz of TechRIGHTS to thank for bringing my attention to Netrunner. During the years of running Openbytes and covering distro’s from all around the world based on a plethora of ideas/innovations/other distro’s, one thing in the […]Read More Netrunner (Albedo) – A look at a brand new distro!
A post today where I am looking at patent violations, the decisions of a court and Microsoft putting its money where its mouth is. I read a decent article this morning regarding Microsoft and its patent maneuvers, which makes some very valid points. I’m also making some comments on Mono, which (rightly or wrongly) usually […]Read More Microsoft – Put up or shut up / Rudeness is the remit of Mono?
This week has been a rather busy one for me. Its also been a rather disjointed week, due to building work on our house, which is why Openbytes has not been updated for a few days. I’ve now just started experiencing the delights of an HTC phone and Android which is giving me the ability […]Read More Newsbytes: 26/03/10 – News from around the Web
There has been talk for some time regarding the removal of the default GIMP packaging from Ubuntu, now as Gnome DE seems to move more in a Mono direction, could it be that Ubuntu (and others) will go for a Mono app replacement? Ladies and gentlemen meet Pinta, no, not the type you buy down […]Read More A GIMP replacement? – Popping down the pub for a “Pinta” with Novell?
Lucid, according to Dictionary.com is: “easily understood; completely intelligible or comprehensible:a lucid explanation.” although is that a slight contradiction? Having been very busy at work I have had little time to keep up to date with the happenings that interest me on the Net, so now on my day off, it was only a few […]Read More Leaving it out of Lucid – More 10.04 news in a UNR form.
Just a few bits and pieces that I wanted to clear before the new week starts. Nintendo Sales – Fastest selling console in UK history? It is being reported that sales of the WII console have exceeded 6 million, which makes it the fastest selling console in UK history. David Yamon of Nintendo had this […]Read More NEWS BITES FOR WEEK ENDING 06/12/09
Since Im suffering with the seasonal flu that does its rounds, this article was intended to be published rather earlier, as such I have only just got around to spell checking and publishing. Its being reported that GIMP will be removed from default packaging with Ubuntu 10.04. To be honest I have never really been […]Read More GIMP to go Mono to stay?