Windows XP support is about to end You may have heard about Windows XP extended support ending at last. This is true (8th April 2014). While it is also true that there is an extension until 2015 for Microsoft Security Essentials, that still means if something goes wrong with your machine, or if someone finds […]
Dealing with dust in your PC There are three main problems that dust can cause inside your machine.
Thunderbird is a great free e-mail client and with a plethora of plugins available, it is also highly customisable. One question I have been asked is, “Can you use multiple signatures within Thunderbird?” The simple answer is yes! Multiple Accounts in Thunderbird First of all, Thunderbird by default allows you to use a different signature […]
One thing I have not touched upon yet in my Working without Windows series is security. Coming from a Windows background, we have become used to making anti virus software installation the first thing we do before going online. In a world where viruses, malware and spyware infest our lives and computer systems, it is not […]
Ubuntu comes with some basic software for touching up images, but I wanted to do a little more than that. GIMP (short for GNU Image Manipulation Project) is open source image editing software. It is available in the Software Centre, so it is easy to get hold of and install. When you open GIMP you’ll see […]
One of the most appealing things about Open Source software is the ability to always have the latest version installed. A few days ago Canonical released the latest version of Ubuntu, 13.04 dubbed Raring Ringtail. For me some software updates appeared via the Software Updater. Once they were installed a message popped up to say that […]