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8 posts • joined 2 Jan 2009

Valve to raise Steam for Ubuntu

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Re: Other distros

I don't know where you got the idea that Centos/RedHate/SL was more popular than Ubuntu. I think wikipedia site stats are a pretty good idicator: http://stats.wikimedia.org/archive/squid_reports/2012-06/SquidReportOperatingSystems.htm

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Fedora 16: A GNOME lover's paradise

Matthew Ames

Linux Mint

I've been running Linux Mint now since the RC was released at the start of the week, and I must confess that it I think it's the best Gnome-Shell environment to date. It goes extremely far to fix all the problems with Gnome-Shell, and has the added benefit of being familiar to those that use ubuntu.

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Samsung Galaxy i7500

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Oh yes, I forgot to mention...

I forgot to mention in my last post that the battery life can be extended to at least 2 days if you turn off the wireless, bluetooth and gprs. You can install some widgets which allow you to turn these on and off at a touch rather than crawling through the menus. I'm sure I can get even more time out of it if I change the syncing periods of certain apps.

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Love it!

I own this phone and have done since it was released. The battery life is a problem, however the is an upgrade which apparently makes a big difference to this (although I haven't installed it yet).

I agree fully on the lock button issue. Sometimes it unlocks quickly and others it just takes forever. It gets itself into a tizz and you have to wait a couple of seconds for it to figure out what it's trying to do.

But other than that, I absolutely love this phone. It's hard to state what I love about it because people naturally only focus on the negatives, but it has been a major step up from my last phone (sony ericsson p1i). It is a nice and responsive phone, certainly a step up from the G1 in terms of speed, and its large amount of disk space means I haven't run out yet, and nor to I see myself running out in the phones lifetime. The music player is actually very easy to use - I don't understand the reviewer's gripe here. Essentially this phone has replaced the hair tearing moments of my last phone with moments of true delight, like when today I discovered the phone can actually work as a rudimentary metal detector!

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Samsung Android phone finally hits O2

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Ordered mine already

I was torn between this and the iPhone 3Gs, but the latter hasn't been in stock for ages. About about two in the morning, Friday night/Saturday morning, after a few drinks, I decided to check if the iPhone was in stock. Nothing. So I figured I'd check if the Galaxy was out, or at least had a release date. Lo and behold, there it was, so I ordered straight away.

The phone has now been dispatched and should be with me either today or tomorrow. I would review it for the denizens of El Reg, but I'd rather just play with it :D

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Wacky Jacqui spanked by husband

Matthew Ames

My question is this:

Why are politicians allowed to claim expenses for such things as Virgin Media? Television is a privilege, not a right. There is this wonderful terrestrial television service that we have in this country and that should be more than enough for anyone.

So why are they allowed to claim money back for the extra 1000 channels? How is this necessary for her job? And surely this must be charged *directly* to her expense account. Surely with expenses you're supposed to pay for it yourself and then claim it back?

I'd be very interested to go over the list of things that politicians are allowed to claim for.

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Joker must retire, insist Heath Ledger fans

Matthew Ames

The musings of a batman fan

As a Batman fan, the way I see it like this:

Every writer for the Batman series as portrayed him differently and every artist has drawn him differently. By changing the actor, I feel it adds to the variety that you find in the comics.

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Windows 7 beta washes up on Pirate Bay

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How strange...

I tried to install the Windows 7 beta, but for some reason I ended up with OS X.

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