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Torretech Computers – Torremolinos

Torre tech Computers – Based in Torremolinos.

Supplying cost effective computer and laptop repairs and consulting.

Plus  websites and hosting at the best prices.

Computer / Laptop pick up and drop of fix service available.

Also same day turn around is available.

Please visit the website for contact information http://torretech.es

 

ubuntu edition xps running remix os

ubuntu edition xps running remix os

I had to give this a go! Im loving being back on android for my mobile / tablet device after not such a good time with my ubuntu touch which is sad to me. Id thought id give it a whirl on the xps, the install wouldnt work at first and had to change my bios settings to uefi which werent enabled for some reason and then i ended up with a remix os install. Loved it just like a droid with a desktop gui and all the droid features! I was amazed by how all the apps worked and even 3d games such as GTA vice ciry!! The only app that never worked was wunderlist it just crashed!? i asked the guys at wunderlist they say they dont see any support coming off. Any way the laptop run great only problem is it felt restrictive for design. To top it off install it if you want social and general usage, media etc but for coding, cropping pictures, website creation im so used to my ubuntu desktop now. Have to give these guys 9/10 as they have nearly nailed it…..

here she is in all her glory the ubuntu editin dell xps 13 back on the OS it should be running for 2017. With a happy tux!!

 

with the new release of ubuntu just days away …

with the new release of ubuntu days away i thought id treat my laptop to a new install this time with spme of the new features that are available this time. My laptop has been through 4 upgrades and still running a dream but this time im going clean with this version having a 3 year LTS version.Workspace 1_102

here is my application list which ive made for all the handy apps i use hope this comes of use …

chrome – great web browser with plugin suport and multi device sync

thunderbird – great email appliaction with plugin features

team viewer – hany tool for administering remote computers or taking control of your computer

shotwell – slick photo storage application

gnucash – organise your accounts, great for personal or business

rhythmnbox – easy to use music player with last.fm miagration

virtualbox – run virtual machines in with in your ubuntu install

transmission – nice easy slick torrent application

terminal – get total control with your terminal, great for remote management of computers

diodon – very straightforward clipboard tool

shutter – the best screen shot tool available for ubuntu

filezilla – slick multi platform ftp client supports secure connections

steam – here is one for the linux gamers, more title being added daily

everpad / nixnote – two great apps for evernote. Everpad intergrates into the task bar

gimp – the alternate to photoshop for linux – lits of tuts and plugins available

dropbox – external storage available on all platforms and devices

remmina RDP – great remote desktop app for controling windows computers or vnc connections

openshot – great application for movie / audio editing

kazam – want to record your desktop and voice for giving desktop tutorials?.. kazam is the one

brasero – all in one cd / dvd burning application

handbrake – rip your dvd’s to different formats for devices or to make film smaller

ubuntu software centre – find and install applications you need from here

gparted – great tool for making partitions and formatting hardisks or usb keys

audacity – audio editors tool box supports multi track and has effects

ardour – musicians multi tracking tool

unetbootin – make bootleable usb keys supports many distros

indicator sticknotes – nice little sticky note app with colured notes and lock to desktop

libre office – word processor and spread sheets with microsoft compatability

wine – great app for running windows applications and games

easytag audio file tag viewer/editor – tag your albums and songs easily

vlc – plays any movie you throw at it!

 

ubuntu 14.04 release date

Ubuntu 14.04 LTS Release Dates

In keeping with the release schedules for the last 2 release cycles, Ubuntu (proper) will participate from the final beta milestone onwards.

Ubuntu’s siblings, Xubuntu, Lubuntu, Kubuntu & co, will be available for testing sooner, with two alpha and beta milestones available to them.

  • Alpha 1 – December 19th (for flavours)
  • Alpha 2 – January 23rd (for flavours)
  • Beta 1 – February 27th (for flavours)
  • Final Beta – March 27th
  • Release Candidate – April 10th

With the final release scheduled for:

  • Ubuntu 14.04 LTS – April 17th
 

ubuntu WYSIWYG web editor

there isnt a lot of WYSIWYG editors about for linux im afraid but give this a whirl works a treat on ubuntu

Selection_051get your terminal and do the following

Open a terminal and enter the following lines exactly. If the line does not begin with “sudo” don’t add “sudo”…. just put it in as you see it here:
wget -q -O – http://archive.getdeb.net/getdeb-archive.key | sudo apt-key add –
sudo sh -c ‘echo “deb http://archive.getdeb.net/ubuntu precise-getdeb apps” >> /etc/apt/sources.list.d/getdeb.list’
sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get install bluegriffon

 

 

linux, life and music

My round up for 2013 comes up in three categories as my blog is about > linux, life and music

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Linux, my main operating system and knowledge has been in linux from around 1995. I switched to a mac a couple of years ago and still swear by the macs and ipads, iphone as they are pretty damn bullet proof, but just to closed for me and not my main line of expertise. I switched the iphone 4s for a nexus 4 and the macbook pro 15 for a dell sputnik ubuntu edition 13 laptop. Im almost a year into them both and more than happy with the pair of them. The last android i ran was one of the first google androids and it was far from polished and chewed battery like nobodys business! The nexus 4 has for me blown my iphone out of the water in ease of use and usability for myself, the iphone bandwagon just seems all about upgrading were as im at the end of contract with the 4 and im really not that bothered about the nexus 5 im really happy with the 4 so im going to get two years out of the nexus were the iphone was a yearly thing!. I would strongly suggest to iphone converts to look at the nexus if not the samsung amazing phones. The dell was a big jump from the macbook as the macbook is a workhorse…. im a year in and upgraded to the next OS with ubuntu and its solid, i cant believe how muck linux has come on! ubuntu has more features than the mac for me and is tailored to my needs. The laptop is slick eats the macbook and any other laptop ive touched. The dell hardware is excellent great screen, great keyboard, great build and compact well balanced and light still with a great feel of quality with the carbon fibre bottom and aluminium top and back lit keyboard. Im thinking the main technology that matches and betters the system i was suing on mac which was iCloud is ubuntu one which has work seamlessly for files, music and photo back up from devices, its that good i upgraded the service at 15 pounds per year for 20 gigs of spacea and streaming music to any device which works great. Also google services for calendering, contacts works flawlessly and keep or evernote for note keeping you cant go wrong as you can use the services on any device ubuntu / android mac, iphone even windows if you need to! All apps i require our now available for ubuntu and mainly all from the app centre. Take a look if your looking at a mac / windows alternate.

No matter what flavour be ubuntu, red hat or android – linux is linux

Life, life is good and been through some major changes in the past 6 months which i dont feel i need to go to far into but im happy and this past 6 month has given me time to realise who are friends and who are the people i love. Things and time change and you have to look at a person as a individual and think about what’s best for them thats when you realise that we all have a life and you should think long and hard before just condemning and blaming somebody.  Any way im great and have taken time to realise the people who are dont need and people who i could never integrate and trust again, it seem a shame that some of the people that have been in my life for so long will not be part of my life anymore from 2014 i can only wish them all the best for the new year and the rest of there lives. One thing is i know im fully dedicated to music now and learnt a lot about myself and people around me recently and i just take each day as it comes as you never know what can happen from one day to the next. All i can say keep true to yourself, keep respectful and focused and love the ones who love you and think about you.

xx peace for the new year and great prospects xx

Music, well im full on playing guitar full time and vocal fronting up my band rubber soul which has forked of to a acoustic duo called revival. I love both outfits as the band just runs hassle free and love the music and professionalism and true loyalty  im music and friendship within the band. The acoustic duo just has space that we just love no backing tracks just pure acoustic guitar and bass and vocal harmonies to show of the real musicianship between us. Im really happy i took up guitar and slide guitar last year and plan to move forward next year with a load of new songs for both outfits and going to finish of my own album which ive layed down most of the base of the songs already!! keep your ears peeled….

I love bealtles, blues, 60’s and rock and roll and jimi hendrix