Cool app - SpeedCrunch

It's not often that you take a lot of notice of the calculator application in your operating system. For the most part, you can just pop it open, do a quick calculation and close it again.

However, if you do want a bit more flexibility, control and features than the average calculator application, you may want to take a look at SpeedCrunch.

SpeedCrunch is a calculator, but with a ...

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Xandros signs deal with Microsoft - the FUD campaign continues

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Advance warning - I do have strong opinions on this subject, so (as the title of the post suggests), this is as much an opinion article as it is news.

TechCrunch is reporting that Microsoft have signed a deal similar to their deal with Novell with Linux distributor Xandros.

The deal includes:

Systems management interoperability: “value-added heterogeneous management capabilities” which in English translates to co-operative interoperability development between Xandros and Microsoft ...

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Command line tutorial - splitting files into smaller chunks

I'm sure we have all come across the situation - you have a really big file you want to transfer and the only way you can transfer the file with the setup you have doesn't have enough space. Or, you might want to archive some backups on CD or DVD, for example, but the files are too big.

Built into your Linux distribution (or other Unix OS) among the ...

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Linux - Getting much better with Plug & Play

For some reason today, I was looking through the changelogs of updates before Feisty was released. I noticed wacom-tools was removed from the desktop package as a dependency; probably to save space on the CD.

That made me want to try out my Wacom Graphire 4 tablet again. I was dreading the need to modify my xorg.conf file, but I opened it to find all of the changes already ...

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