Why So Much Difficulty Outlook?

OK, so today I’m taking a break from the world of Linux to focus on the world of Windows. Windows 7 to be exact, which now lives on my Toshiba L305 alongside Ubuntu (dual-boot). I’m putting 7 through the paces which for me means installing Office 2007 and setting up…

Jon’s Linux Experiment – Part 3 – Watching DVDs

This last Christmas (the one a few weeks ago), my totally awesome in-laws bought me something every geek should own, Star Trek: The Next Generation – that’s right, all 179 stupendous episodes (Yes, even “The Naked Now” counts as stupendous… just barely). So when I started messing around with my…

Jon’s Linux Experiment – Part 1 – The Rig

While I’m a big fan of Linux (and have used distributions on and off since Redhat 4.2), I’ve never run a full-fledged Linux Desktop system. With the aging of my Compaq n800C and the need for a new rig, I have recently taken ownership of a Toshiba Satellite L305 (Not…

PC Magazine Editor Throws in the Towel on Vista

If the unthinkable is moving to linux, what is dropping back down to XP then? The unfathonable? Seriously, Vista will get better people – but to believe that anything will happen fast from Microsoft is just an expression of deep ignorance. Sent to you by Jonathan via Google Reader: PC…

Jon’s Top Free Software Utilities

The web is full of free software – you just have to look for it! As someone who saw the dot com bubble grow, and burst, I can assure you – not all free software or service is created the same! However, the stuff below is fairly good, and what…

Ultimate Link List

The Ultimate Link Listing TrendMicro’s Online Virus Scanner (Housecall) http://housecall.trendmicro.com John Savill’s FAQ For Windows http://www.windowsitpro.com/windowsnt20002003faq/ SpyBot Search & Destroy http://spybot.safer-networking.de/en/index.html LavaSoft (Makers of Ad-aware)     http://www.lavasoft.de/ Sites Good For Hardware Purchasing http://www.nextag.com (Comparison Shopping) http://www.froogle.com (Comparison Shopping) http://www.pricewatch.com (Comparison Shopping) http://www.tigerdirect.com (Fairly Good Deals, Nice Selection) http://www.cdw.com (Selection Great, Prices…