Archive for October 10th, 2010

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Canonical releases Ubuntu ‘Maverick Meerkat’


The time has come again for another release of an LTS version of Ubuntu, one of the most popular Linux distributions. Being the 10th of October (10.10 edition), Canonical have seen it fit to unleash the Maverick Meerkat on Linux users and abusers, and this version is apparently the best yet. Personally I have installed the new version and there’s an even simpler idiot-proof installer, and a new custom Ubuntu font, which I have to say, looks very nice. This also comes with a new-look interface which, with the effects on, has the wow factor of a truly modern OS; commercial applications are now integrated into a new Software Centre. Just like the previous edition, Canonical is embracing the cloud with Ubuntu One with 2GB of free cloud storage for each and every penguin out there. Notably, there is also mobile access on Androids and iPhones, as well as a music sync function to said devices.

The Netbook Remix edition also includes the new ‘Unity’ interface, designed specifically for smaller screened devices that even includes support for touch gestures – click through for a short demonstration video.

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X-Plane 9 for iPad/iPhone – Video


It’s Sunday once again and that means it is time for an app video demo. This week I look at X-Plane 9 which is available for the iPad and iPhone.

At £5.99 it is not cheap but it certainly is good value for money. X-Plane 9 is no ordinary flight simulator and with the added bonus of pinch to zoom on iOS you will see that you get some beautiful ways to view the plane in flight.

Enjoy the video below and please feel free to let us know if there is anything in particular you would like us to demo. I think we have phones on all platforms so tell us what you want.

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