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Brynn Neilson on Thursday 11 April 2013 - 12:51:22
Last night I briefly talked about "ReGear Learning: Improve learning outcomes using electronic tablets". You can register for the free Palmerston North event here: [link]
Meow Tuna on Saturday 16 March 2013 - 11:09:19
Pro tip installing Linux on a new "windows 8" laptop - UEFI SecureBoot is probably turned on. Either turn off SecureBoot and turn on LegacyBoot, or use a distro that supports SecureBoot like Ubuntu 12.10 and above or the latest Fedora beta.
Meow Tuna on Wednesday 06 March 2013 - 23:55:02
Another humble indie bundle has arrived at [link] - Another set of games available as a pay what you will deal, available for Win/Mac/Linux and also Android devices. Pay once, get the set, get all platforms, and more!
Meow Tuna on Saturday 16 February 2013 - 12:11:45
Link to Steve Gibson's UPnP WAN flaw detector, and general open port security test, ShieldsUp. - [link]
Meow Tuna on Saturday 16 February 2013 - 12:10:54
Linux gamers rejoice! STEAM for linux now OUT OF BETA, game sale on now! Lots of awesome games for cheap, and of course the popular Team Fortress 2 FREE. Go to [link] to get it - Recommended to have a recent nVidia graphics card, and Ubuntu.
johney on Thursday 14 February 2013 - 10:51:28
OK awesome topics, definitely comming tonight
WaylonR on Friday 16 November 2012 - 16:43:58
that is.. to the bbq tomorrow, 17th nov.
WaylonR on Friday 16 November 2012 - 16:43:31
Hiya! any chance of getting a ride with someone? email me, wrobertson1981 (take out this) at gmail dot com
johney on Monday 10 September 2012 - 09:34:35
Hey I think I'll invite some people from the UCOL course I'm doing - I'll sit on the floor!
Brynn Neilson on Thursday 02 August 2012 - 15:33:48
Attention to all developers, entrepreneurs and designers. Brynn, Owen and James from Spinning Planet just signed up for Startup Weekend. Are you brave enough to sign up too? [link]
Meow Tuna on Thursday 26 July 2012 - 10:57:54
Confirmation from Valve Software. Steam to come to Linux! [link]
Meow Tuna on Friday 08 June 2012 - 09:13:31
"Pay what you want" DRM free indie games pack. All titles work in Linux! [link] - Money split between the developers, and charities EFF and Childs Play. Can choose your ratio too!
Brynn Neilson on Thursday 10 May 2012 - 07:38:26
EA have released two games into the Ubuntu Software Center [link]
Brynn Neilson on Wednesday 09 May 2012 - 17:14:49
Out of 350 entries Spinning Planet has made it into the semi-final (top 32 entries) of Innovate Manawatu for our SP eMarketer software proposal: [link]
thomo on Sunday 04 March 2012 - 21:05:29
Jim, Pretty cool and well done.
jimwilk on Thursday 12 January 2012 - 11:50:41
PLUG mentioned in January 2012 issue of PCLinuxOS magazine
I also wrote an article, about demonstrating PCLinuxOS at Feilding High School, in the same issue.
Brynn Neilson on Tuesday 08 November 2011 - 22:08:00
Big welcome to James who has just joined the Spinning Planet team as an Internet SOftware Developer.
James on Thursday 03 November 2011 - 12:57:25
Vim's 20th anniversary. A good solid editor. Should be in every power users tool set.
Meow Tuna on Wednesday 02 November 2011 - 21:36:30
A new approach for the cloud? Not virtualisation, but physicalisation. [link]
thomo on Sunday 11 September 2011 - 12:51:03
Hi Jim, had play with PCLinux LXDE and the OpenBox, both worked well, but as to be expect the OpenBox had more apps then LXDE.
jimwilk on Thursday 08 September 2011 - 13:11:56
If you are into KDE rather than Gnome, check this out:
jimwilk on Sunday 28 August 2011 - 19:45:22
Heard this story on the PCWorld blog site about Linux keeping systems going at Canterbury post earthquake.
jimwilk on Saturday 27 August 2011 - 14:02:38
At the August meeting, I gave some live CD copies of three different versions of PCLinuxOS. I wonder if anybody has tried them out yet.
Trevor on Tuesday 26 July 2011 - 10:04:58
My desktop spat the dummy, now time to replace it. I have been a fan of Asus gear, except for hard drives.
I do some video editing, a bit of desk top publishing and hope to do some interactive education stuff. Not into games at all. Any suggestions, usually used AMD CPU but not too precious about that. Would like quiet system and be able to run digital TV through it. Will run Linux of course; been using Ubuntu 10.04. Thanks in anticipation.
Meow Tuna on Saturday 23 July 2011 - 12:04:39
Good talk from Mikko Hypponen on TED about defending the net. [link]
James on Wednesday 13 July 2011 - 22:17:13
Of those who have a Google+ account, should create a MOSS circle and include any members of MOSS they know. Just an idea which I have started my end.
Meow Tuna on Friday 17 June 2011 - 01:58:34
Nice bit of news over at ArsTechnica about ARM nodes in the cloud - 2U cabinet, 120 nodes per cabinet, 5W per node. Ubuntu software layer [link]
tray on Sunday 12 June 2011 - 13:46:50
I see comment that Fedora 16 will plan to have BRTFS.
Brynn Neilson on Friday 27 May 2011 - 09:20:55
Fedora 15 is out with Gnome 3. This is a huge change and is a really nice OS: [link]