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How to remove Amazon search from Ubuntu Unity dash

An addition to Ubuntu 12.10 is the much disliked feature where when searching for anything in the Unity dash you are also shown related Amazon shopping results. Besides privacy concerns (as your search query is being sent out to a server on the web when you are probably just wanting to find something on your […]

Ubuntu 10.04 Lucid Lynx (Alpha 2) Installation

We thought we’d grab a copy of Ubuntu 10.04 – even though it’s still in Alpha and shouldn’t be installed on a production machine we’ve found it installed pretty much perfectly on any hardware we used. The Alpha 2 ISO image is available from and here’s a quick screencast showing the installing. The process […]

‘An unrecoverable processor error has been encountered’ installing OpenSUSE 11 on MS Virtual PC 2007

We were trying to install OpenSUSE on Microsoft Virtual PC but pretty much as soon as Virtual PC boots from the CD image it gives the error ‘An unrecoverable processor error has been encountered – the virtual machine will reset now’ Googled the error and after various attempts I found that entering this boot option […]