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Breeze Player

Breeze player is a media player with quake like terminal. It appears as a small line in top of your screen with all the controls you...

October 10, 2013 By Breeze Software

Ubuntu 12.04 Beta 2 - I Still Don't Like It

My intention today was to write a short piece about having loaded the latest Ubuntu Precise Pangolin pre-release onto various of my computers. Not much commentary, because I don't want to "review" software that is still in development, and not much detail because I'm honestly not much of an Ubuntu user any more.

April 1, 2012 by

Busy Bee Invoicing

Busy Bee - Invoicing Software that simplifies invoicing. Busy Bee Invoicing creates professional Invoices and Quotes in PDF format....

November 6, 2010 By Bee-Software

How a Linux DVD duplicator saved my pocket

What with my imminent workshops on the horizon and a promise that "Every student receives a Free Software DVD", I have realised that I need to be burning more than one laborious DVD at a time.On offer to my students is the Windows Free Software collection OpenDisc and Linux Mint, a polished Ubuntu derivative distro.

April 26, 2011 by

How hot? How easy?

A simple tale of burning palmsI’ve been rendering a few screencasts and watching a few progs on the ol’ beeb’s iPlayer, and things have been getting a bit hot under the hood of the laptop. So I searched for ubuntu temperature software and first on the list was a forum post entitled “need cpu temperature sensor software”.

July 26, 2010 by

Lightweight Linux to the rescue!

I ran a workshop yesterday afternoon about using Inkscape to create graphics from black and white illustrations (using XSane to scan the image, GNU IMP to convert it into black and white, and then Path > Trace Bitmap, which is based on Potrace).As always, I gave away free copies of Free Software: the OpenDisc collection of Free Software for Windows, and Ubuntu Linux.

July 14, 2010 by

Installing VirtualBox with USB Support

This is a big thank you link for Ubuntu1501, an Ubuntu guides, tweaks and hacks blog.I have my first workshop under the aegis of my new business, and I'm running the Windows-based PortableApps on USB memory sticks, to get around the sticky problem of how to demonstrate software that isn't installed.

June 22, 2009 by

Ubuntu a minor player? Not outside the States

I just finished reading Dana Blankenhorn's post, "Will Ubuntu remain a minor player" on a break between interviews and meetings. Interestingly, just before I read his post, I met with the President of Metasys, a Brazilian company that has Linux-based servers, desktops, and software in thousands of schools, businesses, and homes throughout Latin America, Africa, and Europe.

June 17, 2009 by

I've discovered a reason to like Windows: Chrome

My youngest son stole my Ubuntu-loaded convertible Classmate last week and is primarily using it so that we can email each other and talk on Skype while I'm in Miami. It also has his RTI software loaded on it, so I figured I'd grab one of the Windows Classmates we just had delivered and bring it down to the Summit with me to use as my primary laptop.

June 15, 2009 by

Differentiating Classmates

I received my first OEM Convertible Classmate PCs late last week from CTL Corporation. My previous Classmates had been various demo units supplied by Intel (with one still going strong running Ubuntu and the Intel Linux software stack); these 6 "2go PCs" were standard fare and are being used in pilots around the district, giving teachers the end of the year and/or the summer to be thinking about curricular uses for our larger rollout in the fall.

June 11, 2009 by

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