The “Problem” with Linux

I totally agree with Aaron in his recent posts about Ubuntu 8.04 and how polished and useable it is. But I have been thinking about the roadblocks and hurdles which this operating system still must overcome. First, of course, we acknowledge the positives: FREE! Most versions of Linux are free anyone to download and use. […]

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Ubuntu Studio – Install and Set Up

When thinking about trying out the newest iteration of Ubuntu Studio, I went looking for reviews and other info on the Internet. In doing so, I came across this tremendous walkthrough on how to set up the “The Perfect Desktop.” It covers everything including where to download the disk image of Ubuntu Studio, how to […]

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Best. Linux Distro. Ever? Ubuntu Studio 8.04

We’ve covered Linux a little bit here before. We love to use Linux because it is free, open source, fast, stable and did I mention, free? In fact, I’ve covered Ubuntu Studio before here on this very site. I loved that earlier iteration (7.10) but I love the newest one even more. This version, based […]


The XO Computer: Using It

A search of Google reveals that many have an opinion about the XO. Unfortunately most of those with opinions seems to offer no alternative solution to bringing computers into the educational environment of Third World nations. My favorite positive commentary on the XO’s role is found on, entitled, “The XO Laptop: Its the Software, […]


Application Launchers – What Are They?

Application launchers or keyboard launchers are becoming more and more popular. But what are they? In a nutshell, their purpose is to launch applications, files or other items right from your keyboard. They are small applications that generally launch at system startup and run in the background of your system. They are then activated by […]

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Try Something New – Ubuntu Studio 7.10

We like to try new things around these parts. New software, new hardware, new computers, and even new operating systems. We don’t like to limit ourselves to just WIndows and Mac OS X, although those two are what we use and write about most. As certified geeks, we like to try out different flavors of […]