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openSUSE Tumbleweed: Basic Installation Guide

openSUSE is one of the most popular Linux distributions available with some claiming it to be the best Linux desktop environment for sysadmins and desktop users alike. It comes in two flavours; Leap, which is a complete regular-release distribution, and Tumbleweed, a rolling release distribution that gives you quick and easy access to the latest updates.

This guide describes the basic steps to get up and running with the default openSUSE Tumbleweed installation.

Ubuntu Linux: Invert scrolling on Synaptics trackpad

With the modern age of smartphones and tablets, people are getting used to the more natural scrolling offered by these devices, but your average laptop trackpad still uses the standard, un-natural scrolling.

This guide describes how you can configure natural scrolling within Ubuntu Linux

Mac OS X: Show Hidden Files

By default, as you’d expect from any good operating system, certain system files are hidden from the view of the user. This is often for security or simply to stop the user breaking their system by moving/editing/deleting files that they don’t understand. In some cases, however, you may need to be able to view these files. » Continue reading...

Scripts Section

As you may or may not know, I work in the IT sector, specifically as a Production Support analyst dealing with server & application support.


I am not a big fan of mundane and tedious tasks, who is? We’ve had a lot of talk about PowerShell in the office recently, but very few people seem to understand what it is, how to use it, or have the patience to learn any sort of scripting, so I’ve taken this as a great opportunity to get myself involved and learn this great language.» Continue reading...

“In order to continue the installation, please close the following application: iTunes”

Mac OS X 10.7 Lion is finally out and so far, it seems pretty cool. There are a lot of nice new features that make a great OS even greater and it is will worth the £21 price tag! I’ve always liked tinkering around with some basic development and creating some small apps for myself that help me do what I want to do. Usually no use to anyone else, but they help me :) The one thing that put me off trying to develop anything for Mac OS X though was that by the time I came to actually be interested in tinkering with Mac development, Apple had started charging for their Xcode aplication. It was only a small price, but considering how often I’d use it, I wasn’t prepared to purchase it unless I was serious about development. I did notice though, that since upgrading to Lion, Xcode is now free in the Apple App Store, so I jumped on the opportunity before they start charging for it again. Read More...