Even if you have money to burn…

I know I'm opening myself up to a flame war here but I'm going to come right out and say it; the Mac is just not worth the money, especially if you do most of your work in the cloud. There was a time when the Mac was demonstrably better at some tasks than others … Continue reading Even if you have money to burn…

Yes, my grandma can run Ubuntu Linux

"Last week Lenovo lent me one of its X61 ThinkPad laptops so that I could give Ubuntu Linux a try. Having had a bad experience with Novell's SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop a few years ago, I had sworn off desktop Linux and determined not to return. A week into a new trial with Ubuntu Linux, … Continue reading Yes, my grandma can run Ubuntu Linux

Mainstream Media Discovers Ubuntu Linux

"The VAR Guy was flipping though his Sunday morning paper when he spotted an article about Ubuntu Linux. He took a few more sips of coffee to perk up and make sure his eyes weren’t deceiving him. Sure enough, Ubuntu had made the leap into the mainstream media — earning coverage in Newsday, the eight … Continue reading Mainstream Media Discovers Ubuntu Linux

How do I love Google?

Image via CrunchBaseLet me count the ways..."When technologists of the future look back in time, they'll remember 2009 as the year Google got serious about an internet operating system, speeding up the web, and indexing EVERYTHING in sight. Take a look at the year 2009 in Google." Source: This Year in Google: The 2009 Edition … Continue reading How do I love Google?

Windows Maintenance Tips: The Good, Bad, and Useless

via lifehacker.com Lifehacker has a great roundup explaining the good and the bad of maintaining Windows. Definitely worth reading in its entirety! Click the 'via' link... Posted via web from e1evation, llc Related articles by ZemantaAnnouncing Freedom for Windows (fstutzman.com)Master Windows Searching with Google-Like Search Operators [Windows Tip] (lifehacker.com)Best Windows 7 Tweaker App (on10.net)Multi-finger Scrolling … Continue reading Windows Maintenance Tips: The Good, Bad, and Useless

What’s holding you back?

The beautiful view from my deck in rural northeast Wisconsin is a great reminder of the power I have to publish and promote; from anywhere to the ends of the internet! I've worked hard to develop a simple blogging workflow that can empower even the most basic computer user. I don't care if you're Mac, … Continue reading What’s holding you back?

The search is finally over!

Image via CrunchBaseI write frequently about my disdain [hatred is too strong a word] for Microsoft and their evil licensing practices and my newfound love for Ubuntu. Over the weekend, the two final barriers to moving 'full time' to Ubuntu were removed. I wrote about one last night -- VirtualBox allows you to run Windows … Continue reading The search is finally over!