Software Updates

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Solid Tools for Developers June 2021 update

It’s been almost 18 months – and a global pandemic – since the last update to Solid Tools for Developers, my suite of free online debugging tools for software developers and system administrators. Today I’ve released a new update to Solid Tools which, unlike the previous update, is more evolutionary rather than revolutionary. Several of the tools received […]

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Apple release macOS Big Sur… but can you get it?

Apple today released the biggest update to macOS in recent years. It’s so big in fact, it no longer carries the OS X (version 10) moniker it has carried since the early 2000s. No sur; Big Sur carries an all-new version 11. The OS update clocks in at 12.1GB on my 2016 MacBook Pro – a […]

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Microsoft releases new Edge browser based on Chrome

Announced around a year ago, Microsoft today released their brand-new version of Edge – the default web browser since the Windows 10 release. The new Edge browser is based on Google’s Chromium project. Chromium is the “base” software that Google builds the Chrome browser on. Chrome easily has the biggest market share of all browsers. […]

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Solid Tools for Developers gets a refresh

It’s been over a year since the last update to Solid Tools for Developers – my suite of online tools for developers, system admins and network managers.

Yesterday I published my latest release which gives the suite a fresh makeover and a few improvements to the tools.

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Announcing the launch of Blue Twilight Cloud

It’s 3 years to the day since I made the first commit to what would become Blue Twilight – my open-source PHP photo gallery. Today I’m delighted to announce the availability of Blue Twilight Cloud. Blue Twilight Cloud allows you to run your own photo gallery as an alternative to sharing your photos on Instagram, […]

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Upgrade Ubuntu Server 16.04 to 18.04

The Ubuntu team will this week release Ubuntu Server 18.04.1, the first minor revision to 18.04 since its release on April 26th.

In this article, I’ll show you how to upgrade Ubuntu 16.04 to 18.04 using the command-line. This can be used on all Ubuntu derivatives, but is mostly aimed at Server installs that do not have a graphical interface.

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MariaDB 10.1 is Generally Available

The open-source database fork of MySQL, started by MySQL’s original developer – MariaDB – have certified their latest release of the 10.1 series (10.1.8) as Generally Available – i.e. suitable for production use. MariaDB 10.1 is a drop-in, binary replacement for MySQL for those that want a quicker development cycle and don’t want to have their hands […]

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