Category Archives: Linux Tech

Android Issues

Android (whose kernel is based on Linux) currently looks like the Linux of mobile operating systems. It doesn’t just work – you have to enjoy complications. Lack of upgrade paths seems to be a big problem with few handsets having OS upgrades from their original release. Actually the comparison to Linux is probably unfair since…

Multi-platform Multi-media Calling

Wouldn’t it be terrific if you could use one integrated client software/service to do instant messaging, voice, video, and screen sharing (multi-media calling) across Mac, Windows and Linux (multi-platform)? Well we aren’t there yet but progress is being made. Most multi-media calling capabilities use instant messaging (IM) as the foundation and interoperable solutions are available…

Sweet Home 3D

Free program that has surprisingly good 2D and 3D features and is cross platform (Windows, Linux, Mac). Beats moving the furniture around to visualize different room layouts. http://sweethome3d.sourceforge.net/index.html [ cheap less viagra | cialis dose | viagra prescription label | online pharmacy cialis | viagra warnings | buy cheap generic viagra | viagra online kaufen…

Unix Culture and Productivity

Gina Trapani is a Unix goddess who edits the lifehacker blog which is one of my favorites. She recently recommended an online book on Unix culture and applied it to productivity. What a combination. [ adverse side effects of viagra | effects alcohol viagra | viagra selling points in pakistan | active ingredient in viagra…

Portable Devices, Ebooks, and Network Computing

These are interesting times. The iphone and ipod touch are generating excitement about new models of phones and just about PDAs that oh yeah play music. Kindle is generating new discussion about ebooks and online services. Asus eee PC and Everex gPC are getting Linux enthusiasts excited of potential widespread adoption of inexpensive ultra portables…

One Laptop Per Child (OLPC) Promotion

The OLPC project is having a Give 1 Get 1 promotion from November 12-26 where for $399 USD you can buy a laptop for a child in a third world country and get one for a child in North America. Here is more information on the XO “$100” laptop ($100 is the target price for…

Computer System Information

It is useful to have a summary of your computer system information to keep it properly maintained and to troubleshoot problems. Here is how you can get system summaries for different computer operating systems: Windows: There are three options for Windows XP information depending on the level of detail desired. 1. Windows XP System Information…