September 2010

Installing Ubuntu on a Macbook Air from a USB stick

I've been trying to install Ubuntu 10.04.1 (Lucid Lynx) on my first generation Macbook Air (MacBookAir1,1). Without a superdrive I needed to install the OS from a USB stick. It turned out to be a reasonably difficult thing to do so I though I'd document my steps here. The nice thing with this method is that it lets you run Ubuntu on your laptop first without having to install it and potentially damaging anything (try-before-you-buy).

Top Open Source Software

At work we occasionally get together and do a show-n-tell of some of the websites & software we use everyday. I thought it would be a good idea to spread the word on this site as well. Here is a list of the tools that I use almost everyday and, more importantly, they are all completely free and open source!