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Computer Systems & Networks

QQI Level 5 Certificate in Computer Systems & Networks – 5M0536. This QQI award full-time day course gives the learner a firm foundation in computer science. It covers computer hardware, operating systems, programming, database...

Software Development

QQI Level 5 Certificate in Software Development – 5M0529. This QQI award full-time day course prepares the learner for a career in programming in Python and Java, either as part of software development team...

Wily Werewolf

October 22nd sees the release of the latest edition of Ubuntu – version 15.10 “Wily Werewolf”. It doesn’t promise anything especially exciting but it’s always good fun to struggle through the upgrade or download...

Windows Slideshow

Marking the 20th birthday of Windows 95 on the 31st of September, the BBC revisit their 2009 slideshow of Windows through the ages. http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/technology/8316268.stm We’ve been using all of them in virtual machines in...

Code::Blocks

Free and open-source, available for Linux, Windows and Mac OS X, Code::Blocks is an Integrated Development Environment (IDE) for programming in C++ and others. Download from codeblocks.org. Installation tutorial available from NewBoston.com.

North Korean Intranet

“Not much is known about North Korea’s intranet — the Internet-like system that links up libraries, universities and other organizations throughout the country but goes no further than the country’s borders. Few foreigners get a...

Ethernet Man

What to do when you’ve finished your Ethernet cable connection assignment before everyone else? Create Ethernet Man of course. Cat5e breaks the 100m limit.

New Smartphone App

Mallow College is launching its new smartphone and tablet app today. So it’s not Flappy Birds and it won’t boil the kettle, but it’s a very handy dashboard for instant access to our latest...