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Is Open Source the answer to the credit crunch?

24 October 2008 | Alex Christie

I was recently purchasing some new laptops when it occurred to me that almost a third of the purchase price related directly to software licensing, in this case Microsoft Windows XP, Microsoft Office 2007 and [...]

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Save the Planet with Windows Instant On

16 October 2008 | Alex Christie

Let’s assume you’re a good person who cares about the environment and ultimately planet earth. Because of this you switch off your PC or Laptop, complete shutdown, whenever you are not making use of it. [...]

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Defending Microsoft – It’s getting harder

13 October 2008 | Alex Christie

Running a technology department comprised of Microsoft .Net developers, Open Source PERL coders and Mac using Graphic Designers was never going to be easy.  Not a day seems to go by where the merits of [...]

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Image Tagging………Done!

10 October 2008 | Alex Christie

One thing that makes me reluctant to upload loads of photos to Flickr or Facebook is having to tag them all manually with key words, dull, dull, dull. Not that it’s compulsory to tag pictures, [...]

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Managing e-mail

8 October 2008 | Alex Christie

Not long ago our company mail server grinded to a halt as it reached its maximum storage capacity. After some investigating I was told that I was guilty of having the largest mailbox in the [...]

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iGoogle, Nike+ and LoveFilm – Barrie’s favorites…

6 October 2008 | Alex Christie

I spent ages trying to think of something weird and wonderful to use as my three favorite websites – something a bit kooky or something people might not have seen coming, like – where [...]

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You Tube – Hot or Not

2 October 2008 | Alex Christie

After a recent discussion around the hallowed tables of Tamar about rating images and videos that users send to sites, as luck would have it I came across an article on Google discussing the issue, [...]

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Microsoft adopts open source…

29 September 2008 | Alex Christie

jQuery is a popular open source JavaScript library that has become one of the most popular libraries on the Web in a very short time. The reason for this is that jQuery allows developers to [...]

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Attend PDC to receive your pre-beta Windows 7

25 September 2008 | Alex Christie

If you are lucky enough to find yourself in Los Angeles around the 27th – 30th October, make sure you pop in at the Professional Developers Conference 2008 (PDC 2008). Attending developers will be getting [...]

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Windows 7 – some more news

23 September 2008 | Annie Wakefield

As we have mentioned before, the release of Windows 7 is getting closer and closer. Some reports today revealed some more features that have been incorporated (or omitted) from successor to the the much critiqued [...]