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Testing out the new Ecosystem

i’ve been all over the netvibes ecosystem. i’ve browsed the library of modules (94 modules at last count). i’ve added some modules (with one click) to my netvibes page. one modules that i particularly like was the “Web Search” module. at first glance, the name alone doesn’t appear very impressive. in fact, some particularly astute [...]

Web Based Office Space

[ page last updated: June 07, 2006. ] This is just another small round up of Web 2.0 softwares that i can think of off the top of my head. Hopefully, i haven’t forgotten too many, but it’s only getting harder and harder to keep up with all these new sites and services. So i [...]

Netvibes is on the move again

The Netvibes team seems to like to put out features in large spurts. A few months ago i wrote about 4 awesome new features added in 7 days, yesterday i noticed a whole lot more. Now there’s even more new features and upgrades to existing modules. i’ve since registered for an account and log in [...]

NetVibes: 4 new features in 7 days

[ page last updated: Dec. 30, 2005. ] Count ‘em, 4 new features added to NetVibes in the last 7 days – now that’s just impressive. I’ve actually been casually using netvibes to for simple stuff like checking the weather and comparing prices between 2 similar products (like ipod nano vs. ipod mini prices). I [...]

3 different ways to walk away from Windows

As a follow up to an earlier post entitled: Windows to Linux: Baby Steps, and because i just can’t stop investigating new operating systems, i’ve decided to give a brief description of 3 distros that caught my eye this week. While all of these distributions have easy of use (installation, familiarity, etc) as a major [...]

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.

Microsoft: master of confusion and uncertainty

If my computer could speak, i wonder how it would respond to being told by Microsoft that it had been deemed obsolete. Even as i type these words on a computer running Windows 2000 Pro, i know deep down, that the end is near. I’m sure that many other users are also faced with the [...]