Latest Ubuntu release unleashes my laptop

As some of you may know, my house­hold serv­er and my age­ing Com­paq Pres­ario R3230CA laptop both run Ubuntu. Well ima­gine my sur­prise when the latest upgrade to Ubuntu (7.04 Feisty Fawn) activ­ated the dormant WiFi hard­ware. Pre­vi­ous Ubuntu ver­sions did­n’t sup­port the Broad­com 802.11g wire­less, but judging from my happy res­ults, the Feisty Fawn […]

Free Virtual PC from Microsoft — ArsTechnica

Inter­est­ing read. Ars­Tech­nica has an article/review about Microsoft’s Vir­tu­al PC, now avail­able free. Why would you want to set up anoth­er PC on your exist­ing PC? Check out new oper­at­ing sys­tems, exper­i­ment, play…who knows. I run a Ubuntu serv­er for the home, on a stand-alone box. The art­icle talks about installing Ubuntu desktop on a […]

Modding my Xbox…

[ This item ori­gin­ated at my pre­vi­ous (now defunct) blog bradblog.info — copy retrieved from the Inter­net Archive] A while ago I man­aged to lay my hands on a refur­bished Xbox for a fairly reas­on­able price. Great, methinks. A game con­sole and a DVD play­er, all rolled into one. And hey, it’ll even play music […]