Ubuntu, the Linux distribution from Canonical and marketed as ‘Linux for human beings’, manages to both annoy and please me with every release. On the one hand, it sure does look pretty, and gets prettier with every new release. The latest version, Lucid Lynx, now in beta, introduces the ‘Light’ theme – see the screenshot… Continue reading Meitheal

Rain Cloud

Cloud computing took a hit today. Gmail, the free (to most) online email service from Google, suffered a two hour outage today, just after 930am GMT. Some used were also locked out of Google Apps, which required a Gmail password to access. As of the time of writing, Google still has not said what caused… Continue reading Rain Cloud

What’s Up Doc?

As of yesterday, Google Chrome is out of beta. I know this should be a big deal, but somehow, I just can’t bring myself to care. Chrome, in case you haven’t heard, is the new browser from Google, designed apparently to move the operating system into the clouds. Faster, stronger and more secure, it was… Continue reading What’s Up Doc?