Archive for September, 2012

Windows 8 trial (yet another OS to try) PC version not phone

September 30, 2012 Leave a comment

I decided that i wanted eurosport on the laptop but ubuntu doesn’t support the latest Microsoft Silverlight they have moonlight but its 2011 and out of date, so i pondered with a WINDOWS 8 90 day trial, downloaded the ISO file 2.4gb and installed it, installs from boot no issues formated my drives and all fresh again, a day in its pretty smooth little long winded but some decent features

one downside the trust mi5300p mouse isn’t being picked up by the bluetooth so more headaches /issues to solve

back soon with more info

Categories: Bluetooth, Windows 8

Always looking for a better system trialling a lightweight LINUX

September 20, 2012 Leave a comment

Been using ubuntu 12.04 lts for a few weeks works nice and with the workaround for usenext all is good but ive seen a few on XDA using arch linux so ive got to as usual jump in and have a go, back soon with full write up on how it goes

guide HERE  and install guide HERE 

and this guy has written a decent piece on it all HERE

Macpuppy – FORUM HERE

puppy linux usb install

Reformat the usb with Puppy >> GParted…to Fat32.

Don’t format your hard drive by mistake.

Check the Flags with GParted….

Did you set the Flags ..>>>LBA and Boot

USENEXT 5.27 deb install on Ubuntu 12.04

September 12, 2012 Leave a comment

May 2014 Lubuntu 14.04 LTS – download from usenext site for ubuntu/debian etc – and install via package installed (eg double click on downloaded file in the folder


UPDATE: Dec 2012 – MINT 13 MAYA (mate 32 bit) usenext installs from clients software without any mods (easy life)

and MINT 15 has no issues either as is the case with LUBUNTU 

** old news **

If your a fan and like newsgroups and you use the latest Ubuntu 12.04 (sept 2012) the deb file installs but won’t launch and doesn’t seem to be anything around to fix the issue

Open Terminal (CTRL + ALT + T) then #SU (for superuser) password etc – type – sudo apt-get build-dep monodevelop and let it do its thing (takes about 10 mins) install usenext from the software download (TANGYSOFT via

to launch type this – exec mono –runtime=v4.0 /usr/lib/usenext/UseNeXTLauncher.exe “$@”

works fine might not for some its only a tip do it at your own risk

Dec 2012 – MINT 13 MAYA (mate 32 bit) usenext installs from clients software without any mods (easy life)

Installing Virtual Box on ubuntu 12.04 (very useful)

September 12, 2012 Leave a comment

My current newsgroup won’t load so im using virtual box to install the software eg ubuntu 10.04 that it works with

tips here

Categories: Virtual box