Switch your family to Ubuntu Linux, it may be less confusing than Windows

A Screenshot of the Latest Ubuntu Desktop (Ubuntu 18.04 LTS) Licensed CC BY-SA 4.0

As my family knows, I clearly prefer Linux over Windows, and if we didn’t have the option of using macOS computers, we’d be using Linux, likely Ubuntu. With that in mind, I enjoyed Simon Frey’s post “How switching my parents over to Linux saved me a lot of headache and support calls”, partly because I…… Continue reading Switch your family to Ubuntu Linux, it may be less confusing than Windows

Colourful computer history

I love James Ball’s colourful photographic history of computers. These machines are grossly under-powered compared to the devices we use today. Still, they’re a wonderful reminder of how far we’ve come, and what lies ahead for us in technological terms. This Telefunken RA770 (circa 1970) is one of my favourites: Via The Stylish & Colorful…… Continue reading Colourful computer history

We’re already living in the future

We’re living in an incredible time. Technologies that seemed like science fiction just a few years ago are being released, and they look incredible. Take the Microsoft Surface Hub 2 as an example: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7DbslbKsQSk Then, when you’ve watched that, take a trip back about six or seven years when these sorts of displays were fantastic…… Continue reading We’re already living in the future