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Advantage: Android

Shortly after its introduction in April 2010, I began to see articles on how one might replace his desktop computer with an iPad. Since then the proliferation of apps has made that possible. Well, not entirely possible on an iPad but it can be done with an Android tablet. In my previous post I pointed ...

An Enemy of FOSS

In my previous post I referenced a discussion  I had on starryhope.com. In that same discussion a commenter accused me of being an “enemy of FOSS”  because I promoted and actually purchased an Apple product. It was that commenter’s opinion that all computer related products should be purchased on their “philosophy of design and ethos”. ...

iTunes – A Comfortable Old Shoe

I recently engaged in an online discussion (http://starryhope.com) in which a Linux user asked for advice on what tablet might be best for him.  I replied that the choice should be based on the capabilities of the tablet and not upon the desktop OS. I suggested that an Apple iPad was just as suitable for ...

Hackintosh or Precise Pangolin ?

Prior to Precise Pangolin(12.04) my last Ubuntu upgrade was from Jaunty(9.04) to Lucid(10.04). That was the hard way to do it. It was a double install having to install Karmic(9.10) for a few minutes along the way and never using it. Lucid worked fine and since my primary desktop machine was a Mac, I decided to ...

Dawn Of The Post PC Era

I am starting to see ads for the forthcoming Microsoft tablet that will run a version of Windows 7.  Of course this is no surprise to anyone. What does surprise me is the price! It will sell, at least initially, for a measly $1099 , and that price even includes a stylus! What a deal! ...

Au Revoir iTunes

I would have liked to entitled this post R.I.P. iTunes but I really do love my iPad and intend to keep it for awhile despite the horde of competing Linux based tablet devices that will soon be available. Credit for inventing the defining product must go to Apple, as it historically has before. I bought ...

Just Another Linux User

My regular readers have undoubtedly notice a “hiatus” in my posting of articles. Let me explain, as this will introduce today’s Linux discussion. A death in my family (my mother) resulted in my inheriting a nice home in southwest Florida. My girlfriend, now my wife, Mary retired from her employment and we are both relocating ...

Karmic To Lucid – A Few Bumps 3

After my horrible experience upgrading from Jaunty to Karmic (I skipped Intrepid) I swore I would never again be an early adopter of an Ubuntu release. I had intended to wait about two months before upgrading. However, in the past few weeks since the release since the official release I had read no negative comments ...

Lucid Lynx – A Wild Cat

There seems to be some controversy over Canonical’s decision to move the windows contol buttons from the right side to the left side of the screen in the next release (Lucid Lynx). Personally, as an occassiol Mac user, it matters little to me where the controls are located, Canonical has clearly stated that over the ...

How To Have A Personal Server In The Cloud

Last September I posted an article about Money Manager Ex. At the time of the post the devolper, Codelathe, promised a “cloud based” version of this great application. They have done that and considerably more. The name of the application is “Tonido”. It is cross platform, you can download versions of it for Windows, Mac ...