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Web Design with FOSS

GNU / Linux is a great development platform. Whether you’re writing code for applications, games, mobile or the web, all the tools you’ll need are at your fingertips. I’ve been using Linux for the last 5 months now to run my web design business and every job I need to accomplish has been completed using free and open source software.

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A Look Ahead to 2015

With us now well into the new year, I thought it was time to take a look at the year ahead and explore what might be coming our way in 2015. 2014 ended well, with new versions of all the major distributions (Ubuntu, Linux Mint, Fedora) coming in the last few months…

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Computing for Less Than £160

How much would it take to get yourself up and running with a modern, sophisticated and capable computer setup in 2015? Well, a decent 2-5 year second hand Macbook will likely set you back by between £400 – 500. How about picking up a second hand ex-Windows machine for £150 and installing the free GNU / Linux operating system?

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Taking Responsibility

On Thursday this week, the BBC broadcast an episode of its flagship current affairs program ‘Apple’s Broken Promises’ – http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b04vs348 – which seems to have stirred up a bit of a whirlwind. Apple is not at all happy about the content of the programme, but the BBC is standing by its claims made.