So yeah, give Google Chrome a spin (sorry mac and linux users) if you already haven’t, it’s not ready to become your primary browser, but it’s worth installing just for the sake of going “yeah, I know about Google Chrome, I’m hip, word”. Let me know what you think!
Think my motherboard and cpu has reached a new low in terms of temperature. This time I cannot blame it on my superior cooling techniques but simply due to the fact that it’s FREEZING cold (3 degrees C (and it’s still shown as “Sunny”)) . Temperatures are as low as 12 degrees on the motherboard and 22 degrees on the CPU.
This can easily be warmed up with a bit of counter strike source hehe, but hopefully I wont be doing much of this. Got to finish my project prototype.
Damn boiler people still havent come round to sort us out a new boiler, no hot water and heating for 4-5 weeks haha.
I’ve seen a huge rise in the demand of buying macs, but when the next OSX is coming out in 2007 Spring, why are people still buying them? For instance, the new Mac Book Pro Intel Duo 2 was released and all I keep hearing is people wanting to buy it, though people aren’t really seeing the full picture when they’re handing over £1000+ worth of their money for a laptop that won’t use the next version OS to the max.
It’s just like the time when I opted to buy a PC motherboard with an AGP slot knowing FULL well, that PCI Express was going to be the next thing that hits us. Oh how I still regret the day when I thought “sod it, might save me a few pounds”. The point is simply “why wait when an upgrade is heading our way anyway?”. I know this statement can be said for anything, Apple Macs WILL be improving most of the time but such things are made with a cost for the consumers, and as we are aware that one will be planned soon, its definitely best to wait. Its like “Thank you for spending £1000, our next Operating system is out in a few months so be prepared to spend £100 more”. Not that you “HAVE” to buy it though.
Another reason to wait for Leopard is simply based on the fact that Apple will most likely upgrade all their Macs so that they can truly appreciate MacOS X Leopard. Perhaps the Mac Minis and MacBooks will eventually get their Duo Core 2 boosts, perhaps they’ll up the graphics card all round to make sure they’re fully capable of running all the new effects Leopard might have. I would predict that the WHOLE product line will definitely undergo at least on further update in order to make sure they run on Leopard smoothly.
It is always a wise thing to wait when it comes to purchasing products, only buying it when its truely needed (or when its dirt cheap haha). We are aware that you can get a computer with twice the specs in 18 months time which is why its vital to always pick the right moment to purchase your hardware, and one a time like it this, when a new operating system is coming into play, it is wise for us to simply hold our horses and wait for the new software to come out before we spend our hard earned cash on something that will prove limiting in the future (i.e “Oh your operating system is old, please purchase a new one”).
So to conclude, save up your money, and wait like a Ninja, the time will come when you’ll come out victorious (until another new technology comes out)
Woohoo! Ubuntu 6.10 Edgy Eft is finally released and ready for downloading!
For those who aren’t aware of what Ubuntu is, it’s a Open Source Linux Distribution. To further break that down into something more understandable, it is a free open source operating system like Windows XP or Mac OSX. Ubuntu is one of the most popular linux distributions out of the lot and pose to become more popular then Max OSx and Windows (check this out).
One of the things I was most looking forward in getting was Beryl and Aiglx. These are eye candy apps which make the desktop system much more pretty and fun to work with haha. Previously, there was something known as XGL which replaced the current Desktop system, this proved to be slightly dangerous due to the fact that things can ever so easily screw up. Aiglx provides a more safer alternative as it’s simply an extension to the desktop system. You can easily fallback to the original system if Aiglx fails. Beryl is simply the thing that controls Aiglx. Or something, read it up ahaha.
So yeah, managed to get Ubuntu installed as well as Beryl and Aiglx so immediately I went straight at customising the desktop so it looks like Mac OSX (since I want to get one haha). The results are amazing
Thats me running a few apps including Open Office: Writer, Gaim (messaging client), and some other odd stuff.
The eyecandy stuff run very smoothly on my shabby laptop (thought the graphics card would crap out). Which means I can easily use all of this when doing my regular things. Though if i didnt want to have all the eyecandy installed I can simply not run them.
Of course, the above just details the flashier side of Ubuntu’s latest release, there are many other features that have been improved, including:
Tomboy, an easy-to-use and efficient note-taking tool
F-Spot, a photo management tool that enables tagging, photo editing and automatic uploading to on-line web management sites such as Flickr
GNOME 2.16, which in addition to new features such as enhanced power management, makes the GNOME desktop more secure, faster and more stable
Upstart, a replacement start-up manager offering a cleaner design, eye-catching effects and a substantially faster boot time
The latest Firefox web browser, which offers inline spell check support in web forms, easy recovery of crashed sessions, built-in phishing detectors, enhanced search engine management with built in OpenSearch support, and better support for previewing and subscribing to web feeds
Proactive security features, preventing many common security vulnerabilities even before they are discovered
Evolution 2.8.0, which brings new features such as vertical message panes
Here’s a video of it all in action after installing Beryl
So yeah, if you’re into the whole open source scene, Ubuntu is definitely worth getting and all.