Tag Archives: linux alternatives

Sync Pocket PC to Linux desktop

i’ve been looking for something like this for over a year now… Linux offers many alternatives to Windows based softwares. From internet browsers to word processors, almost every area of Windows computing seems to have a Linux counterpart (or maybe it’s the other way around). Anyway, some time last december, i set out looking for [...]

Windows to Linux: Baby Steps.

Every so often, i get myself into an uncomfortable situation that involves me trying to explain to someone why they should to switch from Windows to Linux. It goes something like this, “because it’s faster, more secure, …” — but for some reason i just never know where to begin. I end up either confusing the person or just scaring them off with too much technical jargon.

I thought it would be a good idea to make a list that compared Windows to Linux softwares, side-by-side. That way, i could describe the difference between the two operating systems in terms that people were already familiar with. Try Firefox instead of Internet Explorer, Open Office instead of Microsoft Office, Thunderbird instead of Outlook Express.. and so on.

Symphony OS Alpha 3

[ page last updated: Aug. 14, 2005. ] I have to remember to keep an eye out for this up and coming Linux Distribution. From the screenshots [ 1 | 2 | 3 ] on their site, it looks really different. It is still only in the alpha stages at this time, and i should [...]