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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…

Digital Mallow

Explore Mallow online: we’re compiling a list of online resources about Mallow town and locality. About Read about Mallow on Wikipedia. Explore Census 2011 data for Mallow. Search Google. Apps Davis College Mallow. Hibernian Hotel Mallow. Horizons Cork. Mallow CNS. Astronomy Plan catching the International Space Station. Civic Life Check out “Fix My Area” for Mallow. Entertainment Plan a trip…

Professor Messer

Explore the world of computing and teach yourself networking and computer hardware with Professor James Messer – online and for free. Based on a very simple formula of well-structured slides and clear voice-over presentation, his range of free online tutorial videos come highly recommended (although the jury is out on his corny introductions for each video). Use them as a…

Windows End of Era

BBC are reporting that Microsoft are due to leave their old versioning pattern at Windows 10 and move to a more regular subscription updates system – perhaps something more like the regular updates and six-monthly upgrades of Ubuntu and other Linuxes. Read more at www.bbc.com/news/technology-32658340.

Red Star OS 3.0

We’re big fans of the North Korean (DPRK) Internet “Kwangmyong” and Red Star OS Linux in Computer Systems & Network Administrator class. Kwangmyong Korean for “bright” Kwangmyong is fascinating as an enclave of Internet technology inaccessible to the rest of the world and also blocked from accessing the Internet from the inside of the notoriously reclusive state. As evidenced by…

Ninite.com

Looking for the latest, best, free and open-source software for Windows? As recommended and tested by Level 6 Networks and Software Development students at Mallow College, you won’t find easier and better than Ninite.com: the fastest way to get a new computer or a friend’s computer up to grade with essential legal software for free. Simply select the programs you…

Colour Me Flat

The Internet has its fashions. The current must-have look is flat design. Ideal for simplified displays on tablets and phones, and on the newer desktop PC interfaces, it is a move away from skeuomorphism (mimicking real world objects on computer screens) and the desktop metaphor of folders, files and recycle bins on PCs. The emphasis today is on a strong…

The Cyberwar is Live

More often a map of cyber-attacks streaking across the globe, like missile strikes, makes an appearance on the news each time there’s a large cyber-attack. Once the realm of science-fiction or conspiracy-theory, today the cyberwar is real and live on the Internet at http://map.ipviking.com. Every second, Norse collects and analyzes live threat intelligence from darknets in hundreds of locations in…

New Courses for 2015/16

Computer Science courses are changing in further education. Newly updated and rewritten by Mallow College teachers and their colleagues in Cork City colleges for the national QQI syllabus, courses for 2015/16 are designed with latest technology and the labour market needs in mind, while continuing a wealth of progression opportunities to higher education institutions.Computers & Programming (New) Networks & Software…

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