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Archive for October, 2010

Ubuntu 10.10 – Linux operating system review

Tuesday, October 12th, 2010

One of the reasons I’ve been using Ubuntu is that it is so easy to install and use. In the past Linux had a reputation for being difficult to use, but in the last few years that has been completely turned around so that Linux is in many ways easier to use than much of the competition.

Ubuntu is completely free, usually obtained as a free download, although also available via post or on computer magazines (eg. Linux Format).

Dell laptop Inspiron 15R N5010 – first impression

Wednesday, October 6th, 2010

After my previous laptop (HP DV6200 ) ended up as a giant paperweight I’ve now bought a new Dell Laptop. I wasn’t sure about buying a dell after my previous bad experience with the Dell delivery and helpdesk, but this laptop was the best I could find for the budget available. Fortunately it arrived quickly […]

Ducky’s Farm Park, Flookburgh near Grange-over-sands in Cumbria

Tuesday, October 5th, 2010

We visited Ducky’s Farm Park during our family holiday at Heysham, near Morecambe, but it is actually much closer to the Haven Lakeside caravan park at Flookburgh / Grange-Over-Sands; in fact it’s on the same road as the Haven site. Ducky’s is more along the lines of a commercialised children’s farm than the more traditional […]

Greenlands Farm Village – Children’s Farm and Pottery

Monday, October 4th, 2010

Greenlands Farm village is in Lancashire near Junction 35 of the M6, just south of the Lake District. We visited during our holiday at Heysham near Morecambe. The village consists of a children’s farm, and indoor soft play area, a pottery and selection of shops including a farm shop and wine shop. On Sundays there […]


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