The end of Google Reader [and what it means to me]…

This is the final installment in my series [rant?] about the death of Google Reader... Teaching social media in my classes at Northeast Wisconsin Technical College and coaching my clients, I frequently quote the words of the great philosophers .38 Special who said: Google Reader is gone. No farewell message. No thank you for the … Continue reading The end of Google Reader [and what it means to me]…

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

links for 2009-09-27

40+ Best Photoshop Tutorials for Creating Buttons and Badges | Naldz Graphics (tags: webdesign design tutorials photoshop icons graphics inspiration) HOWTO: NTFS with read/write support using ntfs-3g (easy method) - Ubuntu Forums (tags: ubuntu howto linux windows tutorial software tips tutorials ntfs filesystem)

Looking for savings in your ‘enterprise’?

Open source software may be the answer... "There's a persistent perception that open source software is being ignored in the enterprise, that IT management fears it and it ends up being more costly to deploy than proprietary solutions. That's certainly the perception that some major software vendors would like you to have. But it's Jeffrey … Continue reading Looking for savings in your ‘enterprise’?

Top Open Source Downloads…

Kudos to the folks at Datamation who put this list together..."Tired of your boring screensavers? Need a game that allows you to survive the boring hours before quitting time? Wish your PC looked more like the terminals in the Matrix?Or maybe you’re more business-minded: do you need an open-source solution for ERP? Project management? Bookkeeping? … Continue reading Top Open Source Downloads…

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!

If you’re using Ubuntu…

Image by Randy Zhang via Flickr...like I recommend [especially for older computers] then Google's Chrome browser combined with GNOME Do is a great combination. I create application shortcuts for web applications and then summon them with a keystroke combination. Very fast! Very powerful... Posted via web from The e1evation facebook page