Okay, so recently as you may know I have been using freebsd + gnome on my desktop and i have done it for a few reasons, and no its not to make Mac OS X fans happy xD..

One of the main reasons for this is that my friend Dazza, used to use this platform before he passed away not long ago..

So anyway, in this post I am going to show you how to set up VNC server in it.. (its really simple and no download required)

Okay.. go to System > Preferences..

Then go to Remote Desktop.. which should throw a window up like this..

Screenshot

So then you need to tick “Allow Other Users to view your desktop” and “Allow other users to control your desktop”

Then for security i recommend using a password, but you could use the “You must confirm each access to this machine” if you wish.. but I will not do that as I want to access it when Im not there..

So then the window should look something like this..

Screenshot-1

Obviously with you have set your own passwords etc.

Okay, thats how simple it is πŸ˜€ If you need any help with this feel free to comment below, or drop me a line to mail@iniall95.com πŸ™‚

Thanks,

Niall Davies

Okay, now there is the obvious big argument – This Mac vs PC thing.. Now I have been a Windows user all my life ( Not because I favour windows, I have just only ever been able to afford PCs ) anyway, I have always been neutral in this and people are obviously still going with it.

Anyway, I watched a video the other day of them Interviewing someone at google who said that Nobody cares what operating system they use anymore, they just want to get on the internet.

This is so true it is unbelievable.. And I think Β I stand with many other users to say that people don’t want all the crap that Microsoft, or Apple throw at you with their os. like I have IE, Windows Media Player, Media Center, Movie Maker and many other programs which I HAVE to have, and I dont use them. In fact, I dont think I have ever installed Windows Media Player properly yet.

Now, Googles OS, I have never really tried it – Sorry Google. I may do, give me a chance.. But they do have a point in the fact that their OS is just a browser, pretty much. And that Is where the market is looking at.

If your not a geek, and use your computer just for surfing the web ( which 90% of people do ) then a browser is all you need.. And The fact is Microsoft, Apple, Google, Ubuntu and Everyone else out there.. No one cares about your OS anymore. That is the fact.

Now, someone like me would argue this, and I would… you could argue, “If no one cares about the OS, why do you use Windows?”, I use Windows 7 – And I like it.. I would be quite prepared to switch to Mac or Linux if I wanted to.. But at the moment I am happy with Win7..

I would also like to put out to Google, who said this “If no one cares about the OS, then why do people pay for Windows or Mac?” honestly, if no-one cared we would all have linux…

This post probably is confusing.. But i am sort of making a point here.. I understand that nobody cares about the OS, and they probably dont.. But then if they dont I have some questions that need answering..

Thanks,

Niall Davies
iNiall95.com

Okay, I have had Windows 7 Professional for 2 days now and am going to be writing this blog post about my thoughts so far.

The first thing is that, I used to use the Windows 7 Ultimate RC ( Build 7201 ) and I cant see any differences between Ultimate and Professional as yet, either way.

One good thing with Windows 7 is the ability to move things around the taskbar and pin them etc. Also, The right click feature is good on how with Notepad you can pin certain Notepad documents to it etc.

I understand that Windows 7 has a lot of aero effects, but if i enable aero on my laptop, the resolution drops – so I decided ( with help from the DuncsWeb Chatroom ) that i would keep aero effects off and have a high resolution.

I like the Windows 7 feature how you can right click the desktop and click “Screen Resolution” Although, i haven’t yet worked out how to add a second monitor. Although i can imagine it being something easy to do.

So now, I have talked about the good things, Now to the bad..

To be honest, I have not found much bad things about it – Except for some Software/Driver Compatibility (Which is usual for a new Operating System) I haven’t found many bugs. And besides, Windows Compatibility Mode sorts out things like that.

Now, within 2 days of Running Vista – I had already had 1 Blue Screen and I remember it well, as it was my first BSoD and I havent had a BSoD in Win7 .. Oh damn! No! No! Dont do it Win7!!! xD

Another bad thing I have found, is that Firefox seems to run realllllllllllllly slowly – my primary browser being Chrome, That doesnt really bother me much – But for some of you it might.

Let me just make this clear – I will NEVER go back to Vista unless it is COMPLETLY necessary πŸ˜›

Thanks for that, and I will be making more Blog updates about my thoughts throughout the next few weeks πŸ™‚

Niall Davies,
iNiall95.co.uk

14:30 – Started to Download Windows 7

15:36 – Download 60 % Done

16:53 – Download 96 % Done

17:12 – Okay, so now i have it downloaded and it took about 3 or 4 hours and i have started up the ISO writer – loaded it in and now it has froze

17:14 – Runtime error in my ISO writer (Will have to try again)

17:15 – Started up ISO writer again

17:15 – Set the ISO writer up to burn Windows 7 again and it doesn’t look promosing

17:17 – It is still loading but i dont hear my CD Drive doing anything, may have to get a new ISO Burner πŸ™

17:19 – Argh!! It aint doing anything

17:22 – Ended program (because it wasn’t doing anything)

17:23 – Opened Firefox to look for a new ISO Burner to download (THIS JUSTS WASTES MORE TIME)

17:25 – Downloaded FreeISOBurner

17:27 – No install needed with it – Just a quick download and you’re off! May do a review

17:27 – It is writing it to the Disk!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! πŸ˜€

17:29 – Going to leave it running to get a drink and go the toilet πŸ˜›

17:38 – DONE!!!!!!!

Hey everyone..

As you may know – Windows 7 Will be out on Tuesday and i will be getting it today off somebody i know called Dan – as he is a developer he gets a pre release of it and – As he has got it and i wanted it – he offered to give it to me πŸ™‚

I will be getting a new computer tommorow from my sister as she now has a new one and she is giving me her old one. I shall be putting windows seven on it when i get it. However, i will have to suffer from a CRT Monitor πŸ˜›

Oh well, wi will be doing a review on it and maybe get some screenshots. And i may even do a video on the installation πŸ™‚

Thanks again,

Niall