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A look at: MikeOS 4.1.1 – A barebones OS written totally in Assembly.

With so many projects in the world of Tech, its very easy to spend time merely focusing on the most common apps/distros, be it Firefox, Chromium, Ubuntu, Fedora or discussions about Gnome3, Unity or other hot topics from recent news. Today we are looking briefly at MikeOS which is a rather unusual project and at … Continue reading

Cloud over the IT world in 2010? – Survey results & what next for Windows?

As we end 2009, what will be the hot topic of 2010? Regular readers to this blog will remember the questions I posed in regards to the resistance from some quarters about computing in the cloud.  My argument went something like this, if we are agreed that Microsoft Windows has the market share of the … Continue reading


MICROSOFT’S FRIDAY 13th?  GOOGLE’S OS OUT IN A WEEK (ALLEGEDLY) Friday 13th might only be an unlucky day through superstition, however it may be more real for Microsoft.  It is being rumoured that the eagerly awaited Google OS is going to be released in the coming week. A more comprehensive article (and the source of … Continue reading

REVIEW: PCLinuxOS 2009.2

Written by Chips B Malroy Welcome to my review of PCLinuxOS 2009.2.  This is a 32 bit KDE desktop based on Mandriva, and as some like to call it, the better Mandriva.  Myself, I cannot say that, because I have not had the pleasure of testing Mandriva of late.   PCLinuxOS is also a live CD … Continue reading


This distro was brought to my attention in the BN IRC room, and whilst my distro hopping machine had difficulties with it (its a little anti social at the moment) I gave it a run on one of the many machines dotted around my house and found myself very surprised (pleasantly) by the results.  Its … Continue reading

A question to Microsoft? Whats unique about Windows 7?

I recently saw a twit from user stephenlrose , allegedly a “Sr Community Mgr for Windows (IT Pros)” and asked him the question Openbytes has been asking for many months and never recieved a proper reply.  As readers here have seen, many of the Microsoft supporters that I’ve had discourse with are rude and insulting … Continue reading

“DO AS I SAY, NOT AS I DO” – Andre Da Costa and friends!

So it appears after asking Andre Da Costa the question 15 times (please read this post), he is still not ready to answer yes or no.  Thats fine, I will draw inference from his silence. Maybe Andre is too busy to respond, since on his own blog he has been agreeing with an article written … Continue reading

AROS – The rebirth of the AmigaOS?

I think its no secret that my first true love (in a computer sense) was the Commodore Amiga, its operating system and the PD scene.   Its purpose? To be an OS thats compatible with AmigaOS 3.1 at the API level. When reading that, my excitement grew, is it possible that my first love will be … Continue reading


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Tim Wilson

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