Apple to move to Intel CPUs

Something of a shock to the Mac community - to the extent that most thought it a practical joke at first. Personally I don't like the sound of all this DRM hardware, though I'm fairly comfident someone will figure out how to subvert it within a few mont… more »

Software Patents

This is a subject very close to my heart, I think software patents are a very bad idea, quite a lot of software industry people in the UK agree with me, and yet the government is all for it anyway. Software is created from language, and I believe it s… more »

Flash Search Engine SDK

I've been doing some work on my employer's website recently, we have a big Flash movie on our front page which I figured wasn't attracting much search engine attention, even though Google can now index Flash movies. I downloaded this tool and my suspici… more »

Upgrading HDDs with Linux

My major achievement last week at work was adding a new hard disk drive to one of my Linux servers This probably doesn't seem like such a major achievement to many people, but the way I've managed it in the past is to re-install the OS on the new drive… more »

Upgrade to SuSE 9.2

Because it actually costs money to get the latest version of SuSE I'd decided I wouldn't bother updating it, just download updated versions of things I was interested in. I'd already manually upgraded to KDE 3.3 and found updated versions of some of my… more »

Ubuntu Hoary Released

Ubuntu have released their newest version this week. It should be possible to just update your apt.sources list, replacing 'warty' with 'hoary', do a dist-upgrade and reboot. I'm trying it now on my laptop - just waiting for 775Mb of packages to downlo… more »

Installing Radeon fglrx drivers

Got a new graphics card today - a Radeon 9800Pro. Spent some time trying to get it working on my FC3 box, in the end I ignored the livna RPMs mentioned on the page above and installed the stock ATI RPM to get things working, but the rest of the instruct… more »