Open Source Apps for Windows to Introduce Users to FOSS

August 5, 2009 by · 1 Comment
Filed under: linux, opinion, windows 

There is an article on InfoWorld today listing the author's 10 favorite FOSS applications for Windows. One of the great things about Open Source is that someone can take that source code and compile it for another platform. These free programs are a great way to spread the word about the vast world of Free Open Source Software that is available to today's computer user. As users get accustomed to using these non-proprietary programs, it becomes much easier for them to make the transition to Linux. Read more

Name The Next Apple Product

August 4, 2009 by · Leave a Comment
Filed under: news, opinion 

Yesterday, CNET had an article about the rumored new tablet computer from Apple. They're running a poll for the suggested name of the new computer. As of this writing, "iDon'tCare" is the leading suggestion with 36.5% of the vote. Read more

Fast Boot Your PC With Xandros Presto

August 1, 2009 by · 4 Comments
Filed under: Distro Review, linux, windows 

Presto is a fast boot Linux operating system from Xandros. It provides one of the easiest ways to dual boot Windows with Linux. Presto is intended to be a complement to Microsoft Windows rather than a replacement. What makes Presto a bit of an oddball in the Linux world is than it can only be installed in Windows XP or Vista. It requires an NTFS partition and automatically creates an entry in the Windows boot loader upon installation. There is no way to install it without having Windows on your PC first. Read more

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