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Wily Werewolf

October 22nd sees the release of the latest edition of Ubuntu – version 15.10 “Wily Werewolf”. It doesn’t promise anything especially exciting but it’s always good fun to struggle through the upgrade or download the latest ISO to make virtual machines or bootable USBs and be first to review it in action. www.ubuntu.com

Windows Slideshow

Marking the 20th birthday of Windows 95 on the 31st of September, the BBC revisit their 2009 slideshow of Windows through the ages. http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/technology/8316268.stm We’ve been using all of them in virtual machines in System Software class. I’m still not quite sure if anyone actually ever used Windows 1, but Windows 3.1 was as normal as you could get on…

Explore Programming

Maybe the only way to know if you’re going to enjoy learning programming or not is to try it. You don’t have to do a lot – take a short dip into some of the free tutorials available online and if you come away feeling that you want to learn more then you might just have what it takes. We…

Code::Blocks

Free and open-source, available for Linux, Windows and Mac OS X, Code::Blocks is an Integrated Development Environment (IDE) for programming in C++ and others. Download from codeblocks.org. Installation tutorial available from NewBoston.com.

North Korean Intranet

“Not much is known about North Korea’s intranet — the Internet-like system that links up libraries, universities and other organizations throughout the country but goes no further than the country’s borders. Few foreigners get a chance to access it and delve into the websites and services it offers, but thanks to sharp-eyed Aram Pan and his DPRK360 Facebook page, we now know…

New Smartphone App

Mallow College is launching its new smartphone and tablet app today. So it’s not Flappy Birds and it won’t boil the kettle, but it’s a very handy dashboard for instant access to our latest prospectus and College information, applying online, staff and student email and resources, all our social media links and resources, quick contact links to phone and email…

College Computer Audit 2015

The hard-work of our Computing Level 5 students interning here for their work-experience is coming to fruition and all our computers are getting properly labelled (the first person to pick at or scribble on a label will be court-martialled).

Eve Online: Edge of Apocalypse

Eve Online: how a virtual world went to the edge of apocalypse and back. The video game Eve Online is one of Iceland’s biggest exports and has become the world’s largest living work of science fiction. While rival games have come and gone, it has survived – thanks to a unique experiment in democracy. Read Simon Parkin in the Guardian’s…

22 Things for Ubuntu 15.04

The latest edition of the free and open-source operating system Ubuntu, version 15.04 “Vivid Vervet”, is available from www.ubuntu.com to download and install; or to try as a live-CD or virtual machine. OMGUbuntu.co.uk have compiled a helpful lists of next steps to make it your own at: 11 Things To Do After Installing Ubuntu 15.04 11 Useful Utilities To Supercharge…

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