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I need help with an idea involving the forums. I’m also going to rant and make no apologies for it.

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Fedora from an Ubuntu point of view

In the interests of not becoming blinkered to one distribution, I thought I might give Fedora 11 a whirl.  Not having used Fedora since FC4, I was surprised to see the adoption of a live CD installation and relieved to … Continue reading

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Huawei E1550 on Ubuntu

Update: I’ve rewritten this article for 10.04.1, please post comments there and not here! Update: You no longer need to install udev-extras in Ubuntu 10.04. I picked up a Huawei E1550 pre-pay mobile broadband dongle, £39.99 with 3 Mobile including … Continue reading

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Watch TV with VLC and a Freecom DVB-T Stick

One of the things I need my Aspire One to do is watch TV.  When you’re away, it’s nice to be able to watch a little TV.  I bought a Freecom DVB-T USB stick years ago and have always had … Continue reading

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Replacing Firefox

I am a heavy web user.  Everything from webmail to banking, if I can do it on-line I will. So when I’m away from home (which is common) I like to have connectivity.  With WiFi access and mobile broadband what … Continue reading

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Install Arch Linux on an Aspire One

I recently decided to reinstall a perfectly good install of Arch on my Aspire One because someone said they couldn’t get it to work. I don’t know why this install was more troublesome than the last but it was. I’m … Continue reading

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Replacing Linpus Linux Lite on the Acer Aspire One

I love my Aspire One but have come to be less impressed by the Linpus distro installed. So at the weekend I decided to try Arch Linux, which as a long time Slackware fan I had heard worked well and had good documentation. Continue reading

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