Dell C840 Laptop – Another Linux Fail

Dell C840 Laptop – Another Linux Fail

I dug out yet another Old Laptop – this time A Dell Latitude C840. The Tech specs I shall post in one second but for this exercise, I choose to download Ubuntu 10.04 Beta One (been new and all) and went to work installing Ubuntu plus working with Compiz to give me a radical 3D Desktop – this was not to be as you shall soon find out..

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Fragmented Android

Fragmented Android

In the world of Apple with the iPhone, the same company sells you the phones as the one making the operating system but in the world of Android – One company makes the phones, another writes most of the OS, another bolt on a GUI and finally the Phone operators add there little bit to the phone – we have in fact Fragmentation.

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UltraVNC – Free Remote Control

UltraVNC – Free Remote Control

I was searching for a VNC Client and normally either choose TightVNC or RealVNC but I happened to come across a more feature rich tool by the name of UltraVNC – thjis is Open source and thus Free.

Key features: File transfer, Video driver, Optional Encryption Plugins, MS Logon, Text chat, Viewer Toolbar, Java Viewer with File Transfer , as well as Auto scaling and Server Side Scaling, Multiple-Monitors-support,Repeater/Proxy-support, Auto reconnection, good performances and tons of other functionalities.

Addons: Repeater , SingleClick generator and NATtoNAT connectors , that help you to easily handle the most complex connection situations.

UltraVNC runs under Windows operating systems (2000, XP, 2003, Vista, Windows 7 ) 32 and 64bit. 95, 98, Me, NT4 require v102. Its embedded Java Viewer allows you to connect (and make File transfers) from a simple Web Browser on any Operating system supporting Java   (Linux, Mac OS…) to an UltraVNC server.

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Cutting Costs

Cutting Costs

Just the other day I sat there and questioned as to all the little gadgets I buy and of what use they were and was I in fact just wasting money blinded by flashing lights and whizzing noises as I walked around the stores? Why do I have so many computers lying around doing nothing for example, these been the previous main used machine but since moved into second place due to a newer model sitting in the main spot. How many times have you seen a device and thought “that would be great for …..”

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Moving Stuff around

Moving Stuff around

Every now and then, I get bored of the placement or set-up of my computer related equipment and have a change around. Sometimes It is major – such as moving desks around the room and other times it is just a small change to what I have. I have seen people place all there monitors next to each other from different systems to create one large working area and also use SynergyKVM to lessen then number of keyboards and mice in use.

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