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Linux: The year of the desktop?

I have been using Linux on and off since I was at college (10 or so years ago now) with a guy called Adam. We used to debate the merits of Mandrake (which has since become Mandriva) and Red Hat. This was back in the day when you had to compile your own graphics drivers […]

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Raspbmc Restoration Woes

When my second Raspberry Pi turned up, I decided that I could set them up based on the one I already had working and running the excellent raspbmc. To do this, I would install raspbmc, then copy the settings files from the old SD card to the new one. Since I wanted to run the […]

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XBMC Issues With XFCE/Compositing

I have just come across an issue that I struggled to diagnose, I couldn’t find this anywhere online, so if only for myself in the future I thought I would write this up here, so hopefully when I google the problem in a year’s time, I’ll find myself writing about it 🙂 I have recently […]

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FirefoxNotify

I stumbled on this add-on to Firefox today, finally solving an annoyance I’ve had for ages. Ubuntu Jaunty has a great new notification system (not perfect, but certainly a step in the right direction), yet Firefox continued to use its own silly notification in the lower left corner of the screen. With this add-on the […]

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