Category: Software


Windows XP users get no love anymore (update: seems they do after all)

Windows XP. Oh how we loved thee. But yes, it’s time to finally move on. I mean I get it, really. The vast majority of people started getting into computers and the Internet in the 2000s – and guess which operating system was popular back then. But you do realise that it was released in 2001, right? 13 years ago. Which is ancient history in computer standards. For those of you who are older, that’s like using MSDOS 3.30 right about when Windows 98 was released. Oh wait, some of you did


Debian and Plymouth

I’ve used Ubuntu for the past few years, and I’ve watched it become more and more bloated, to the point that it was almost unusable on my work PC (P4, 2GB RAM). So I took a friend’s advice and installed Debian Squeeze, and oh boy, what a difference it has been! More snappy, and half the RAM. Anyway, since then I’ve been adding stuff to my installation, and Plymouth was one of them. Here are the instructions to get it installed just in case someone actually uses Debian: 0. Install v86d package. 1. /etc/default/grub Replace GRUB_CMDLINE_LINUX_DEFAULT=”…” by GRUB_CMDLINE_LINUX_DEFAULT=”quiet splash nomodeset...

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Blog entry tool

So I was looking for a tool that will enable me to blog easily from Ubuntu – Windows Live Writer is sorely missed, and unfortunately there is no way to make it run with Wine (yes, I’ve tried). On the other hand, I found Gnome Blog, which is a nifty Gnome Panel applet, which connects to your blog and lets you post whatever you like easily. It supports all the popular blog platforms like Blogger and WordPress, and it just works Hopefully this will enable me to blog more :p Here’s the link: Gnome Blog

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Windows Live Suite

One of the reasons I started posting in my blog often, believe it or not, is the new Windows Live Suite, which was released a few days ago. The Live Suite includes programs such as Windows Live Messenger, Windows Live Writer, Windows Live Mail, Windows Live Gallery. Here’s a snip from the report eWeed did: Microsoft has officially taken the beta moniker off the next generation of its Windows Live services, which it launched at events in New York and Los Angeles on Nov. 6. This new generation of Windows Live will be available in 36 languages and 59 countries...

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Fix for Vista Help and Support: At last!

For quite a few days I’ve been getting the dreaded “Internet Explorer cannot download / from help” error whenever I wanted to open a Help file in Windows Vista. It seems our good ol’ MS decided to make Windows Help and Support expect the value to be text/xml for the Content Type String Value of .xml files. Anything else breaks Vista’s Help And Support. Thankfully, the Internet is a wonderful place, and by following the instructions from Kristian Kenney’s blog it is fixed once and for all (well, until it breaks again, that is). Umm, yay, I guess…