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5 Lightweight Alternatives to Popular Applications

11 May

Okay so if you have been reading my blog regularly you will have noticed that I love free, open source software, which in many cases is an alternative to popular, expensive and worst of all closed-source software. Here is my list of 5 Lightweight Alternatives to Popular Applications (with a brief introduction and explanation of the contents, of course)

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Software Spotlight- Bluefish

10 May

One bit of software I use all the time is called Bluefish. Bluefish is an HTML editor for part-time or experienced web designers. “It includes nice wizards for inserting images and linking thumbnails with the original image.” to quote the developer.
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Some Awesome Gaming

8 May

Now Mac and Linux are often criticized for the lack of good games available under the two platforms compared to Windows. Perhaps Mac is moving in the right direction towards native big budget games however, Linux is not. We may have WINE ,which is something I will do a feature on, but it doesn’t replace the real game.

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Linux from Scratch

7 May

Linux from Scratch is a project that provides you with step-by-step instructions for building your own custom Linux system, entirely from source code. It is created for any Linux users with a knowledge of Linux Systems. It provides all the information necessary to create your own Linux distro. Best of all- Its Free!

Even if you aren’t going to make your own distribution it is certainly worth a read as it explains everything about what makes your Linux Box tic.

It can be downloaded from here and the wiki can be found here.

Happy Programming, Sandy

Perfect Purple

6 May

The designers over at Ubuntu have decided to go for something a little different from the browns and oranges of recent distros and have opted for a a purple default theme. Personally after trying the latest release I think things are looking and feeling very good.

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