Monthly Archives: September 2011

*buntu LTS

Although it’s exciting to be at the bleeding edge, I really would advise sticking with Ubuntu’s Long Term Support release over normal releases.  It tends to be far more rock solid & stable in practise.  & there is a lot … Continue reading

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Installing Watchtower Library With Wine Under Xubuntu/Ubuntu

If you’ve been running Watchtower Library 2010 [WTL] under Wine 1.3, a recent update may have broken WTL & prevent it from launching. I decided to switch back to version 1.2, from the repositories.  As this is more stable.  (Wine HQ … Continue reading

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How to Get Internal Floppy Drive Recognized Under Xubuntu 10.04 LTS

A friend’s mum had “some computer thing” that she wanted me to access some old photos.  Turns out to be a 3.5″ floppy disk.  These are the steps I followed to get read write access: The floppy drive itself, a … Continue reading

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ext2explore

There is nothing like a niche bit of software that does it’s job well. ext2explore is at version 2.2.71 now & is nothing new, but it’s already proved itself invaluable in a Windows/Linux dual boot environment.  It enables Windows read … Continue reading

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Conky For Windows

If you’ve ever seen Conky, you might covet it’s minimal system status display.  Well now there is something similar for Windows too, called DesktopInfo: http://www.glenn.delahoy.com/software/ Shout out to Glenn who wrote the freeware monitor program.  Just pop a shortcut into … Continue reading

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Minus, Share Simply

Minus is a cloud service with a difference!  What with allowing 10GB of storage with a 2GB file size limit, it is far more generous than either Ubuntu One, Box.net or Dropbox.  It is also multi platform whether 7, Mac … Continue reading

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SONY NW-E003F

Getting some mass mileage outa an old Sony MP3 player.   The Sonic Stage software (not drag & drop) is Vista compatible so works under 7.  Dropping the bitrate to 48 kbps ATRAC, renders the 1GB storage very capacious indeed! … Continue reading

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