Tag Archives: Open Source

Try out my Google Co-op Custom Search Engines

Google co-op is just what i’ve been waiting for. I swear, sometimes it’s like google is reading my mind. almost every tweek or change i’ve wished for over the last year or so, has eventually come true. To think, just one year prior to that, i was joking with a few friends that Gmail was [...]

Sound editing on a budget with Linux

About a year and a half ago, I did some initial research to try and find a decent sound editing solution for a Linux machine i had recently built. The computer was running RedHat Fedora Core 1, which was still pretty new at the time, and it had almost everything you’d come to expect from [...]

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 [...]