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The Viglen MPC-L (<-- PDF link) is a low powered (both in terms of CPU speed and power consumption) compact computer.

They are extremely similar to the Linutop machine (i.e. identical) and are actually an FIC ION 503 under the hood.

It comes preinstalled with xubuntu, a version of...

It's a pain that ubuntu does not play DVDs 'out of the box' as it were.

To fix this, quite simply, open a terminal session and type:

  • sudo apt-get install totem-xine libxine1-ffmpeg libdvdread3
  • sudo /usr/share/doc/libdvdread3/install-css.sh

That should be it!

Note that the DVD decrypting to...

This handy utility removes a variety of different viruses and malware, and is available free!

Here is a list of some of the viruses it can remove.

Some key features:

  • Support for Windows 2000, XP, and Vista.
  • Light speed quick scanning.
  • Ability to perform full scans for all drives.
  • Malwa...

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Sun Microsystems have now released v3.0 of their popular 'OpenOffice.org' productivity suite. It's a fantastic alternative for current users of Microsoft Office, or those who wish to have the functionality of the Microsoft Office suite, but do not like the high pricetag.

It has compatibility wit...

Tiger TV have an easy to follow walkthrough on installing a new graphics card into your PC:

Both Maplin and Insight are good places to buy a graphics card - Insight is a little cheaper than Maplin also (if you are prepared to wait for the card to be delivered!):

Of course...