Archives, page one.

The Archives are the living record of almost everything that I’ve written for the site over the many years I’ve been running it. Some of the earliest, less-legal and libellous content has been put to the torch.

Nano: Open a file at a specific position

Nano isn’t the best editor but it does a fairly good job at staying out the way and letting you edit or view things without needing a cheat-sheet of cryptic keyboard shortcuts. However, what do you do when you have a 50,000 line document and you want to get a specific line somewhere near the middle?

Published 2010-10-17. Read 200 times. 0 Comments. Tagged: linux nano

My issues with Linux et al

Like a warm ocean current, the tides of contempt are slowly eroding my enjoyment of Ubuntu. I’ve been using it full time for eleven months now but I feel I have to write down my grievances before I find myself jumping ship.

Published 2008-07-23. Read 48,550 times. 0 Comments. Tagged: linux

Does Linux really want Windows users?

Linux is often criticised for its over-enthusiastic community trying to convert everybody and their grandma. Today I saw another post asking why we should care if more people use it. In short: yes but I’ve got plenty of reasons to back this up…

Published 2008-04-01. Read 27,360 times. 22 Comments. Tagged: linux

Does Windows have a viable future?

Microsoft have enjoyed a long stretch as dominant market-share holder in the desktop market; but now they face stiff competition from two sides: OSX and Linux. Can they maintain their strong position?

Published 2008-02-21. Read 2,840 times. 7 Comments. Tagged: apple linux windows

7 things Windows 7 has to do to win me back

As I keep harking on, I moved to Linux. I’m happy and things are getting a lot more routine for me. I’ve been seeing a lot of fake screenshots this week for Windows 7 and it made me think what I would need from the next version of Windows to migrate back.

Published 2008-01-30. Read 13,530 times. 25 Comments. Tagged: linux windows windows 7

Oh my! Nokia are buying KDE!

Well that’s a bit of an overstatement. Nokia are buying the makers of the Qt library, by far the biggest component of KDE and KDE applications. Make no mistake, this is big news for both Nokia and Linux.

Published 2008-01-28. Read 2,820 times. 1 Comment. Tagged: kde linux nokia qt

The 2007 Linux review

Another year, another time to ask the question: “Will next year be Linux’s year?” So lets look at 2007 and what desktop Linux has managed to achieve and at what point this leaves us for 2008.

Published 2007-12-23. Read 2,351 times. 4 Comments. Tagged: linux