I finally did it. After putting up with years of sniggers and snide remarks from every time she runs a defrag or an anti-virus checkon her ageing Windows XP machine […]

Microsoft have announced they will stop supporting Windows XP around now. Apparently there is still a lot of it about. It was a pretty good operating system in that it […]

I’ve just upgraded from Ubuntu 10.04 to 11.04. It went well. Here are my upgrade notes: The machine is a (now aging) Dell Inspiron 9400. I’ve had this machine a […]

My old laptop, a Dell Inspiron 9400 I got about 4 or 5 years back, has lasted well. I thought about upgrading a while ago when it was starting to […]

Under Linux these are called launchers. It took a little while for me to spot this and I was trying to make these the hard way. But Ubuntu’s right click […]

I have now officially switched my laptop to Ubuntu 8.04 (Hardy Heron) from Windows XP. The laptop is a Dell Inspiron 9400. I got it about two and a half […]

There are lots of things I don’t like about Oracle, but some of them are historical. Back in the ’90s I wrestled with upgrading from something like Oracle 6 to […]