Category Archives: Software

Building A Steam Box in Singapore: Introduction and Proposal

Building A Steam Box in Singapore: Introduction and Proposal

Over the next few days, I will be undergoing a construction and testing project for a Steam Machine + Media Center. Continue reading

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Review: Lightweight Desktop environment LXQT 0.9: After 1 year, Is it ready?

LXQT is a light and usable desktop environment. It is almost ready and I believe by Lubuntu 16.04 will be the default selection for DE choice for our OS. It is essential to look forward into the future and thats what made me choose LXDE with a potential to transition to LXQT in the first place rather than XFCE. The few crucial bugs that I had encountered were fixed shortly.

There are a few quirks as stated before and some software look somewhat old-age, consider VLC being based on QT, look at its mac comparison and the linux comparison. GTK software like libre-office look out of place but we can’t do much about it. Theming seems to help a little.

Also, right clicking on the desktop is a basic feature that is needed and requested by many users. I hope it is implemented in the next release. Continue reading

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Review and Tips: Cities: Skylines

Release: 10 March 2015 Genre: Simulator, City-building Developer: Colossal Order, published byParadox Interactive Relations: Sim City 4 Runs on: Windows, Mac, Linux Cities: Skylines has described itself to be a modern take of the classic city simulation game and we know … Continue reading

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Telegram: A suitable alternative/replacement for WhatsApp

“But WhatsApp is working so well!!!” – random person on the street This is phone territory, which I thought I wouldn’t write about, but like most people, I use a smart phone which has now encroached into desktop/laptop territory. “But … Continue reading

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Lubuntu Guide: Synapse Application Launcher

“For I myself am a man under authority, with soldiers under me. I tell this one, ‘Go,’ and he goes; and that one, ‘Come,’ and he comes. I say to my servant, ‘Do this,’ and he does it.” – Luke 7:8-9 Lubuntu, … Continue reading

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Laptop Option Sept 2014

After considering our requirements, we have decided not to proceed with using Aftershock PC as a base for our operating system. We offer the Toshiba Portege z930 and Z30 model due to their low weight, high portability and SSD option. The … Continue reading

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Developers’ Analysis Report 14.04 (September Update)

Lubuntu XELLINK Edition 14.04 was released in May. This report is an update from the previous version released in may, for those who which to know the inner workings and general direction of the operating system, especially for high end … Continue reading

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Hardware and software progress in Linux

“Do not fear difficulty. Hard ground makes strong roots” – Ventari Tablet (Guild Wars 2) The good thing about Linux is that we were better off than when we first started. Linux has progressed forward, a lot more than I … Continue reading

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Free as in Freedom

“Free software is software that respects your freedom and the social solidarity of your community. So it is free as in freedom.” – Richard Stallman I have always wanted to contribute to open source as much as I can despite … Continue reading

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Operating system: 14.04 Trusty Tahr Lubuntu

The next version of Ubuntu has just been released. After much research and pre planning, I have decided to take the OS I am going to use in a new direction. Since the last version was based on 10.10, there … Continue reading

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