Thursday, October 22, 2009
Friday, July 24, 2009
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I have been a Microsoft Windows user for the longest time. Part out of satisfaction (that it does a good (not perfect) job at what it is doing), necessity (it came with the PC I bought and was not an additional cost) and convenience (it was there, installed, ready to go (at home and work)). BUT, there were the issues of usage – crashes, slowness, incompatibilities, restrictions – which a lot of others may have experienced in different ways.
I have been experimenting with Linux LiveCDs for a while, and seem to have finally found one that fulfills satisfaction, necessity and convenience without any cost – gOS from thinkgos.com. I downloaded the ISO file, burned it on CD, rebooted and within 30minutes was up and running. gOS booted pretty quickly, the install took care of all the resizing and partitioning, and restarted the computer in a very responsive and visually appealling new environment with all the relevant software installed (Firefox, OpenOffice, etc.). I did this for the desktop and the laptop and in both cases it went very smooth.
I can highly recommend gOS.
Thursday, April 23, 2009
Monday, March 23, 2009
Friday, February 13, 2009
Image by Looking For Fish Tacos At ELI 2006 via Flickr
What if blogging:
-has a lot to do with collaborating between experts of a certain matter to exchange thoughts and experience and communicate the results to the related professional community ?
-has a lot to do with creating and maintaining one's professional reputation as an expert for a certain matter and results in creating formal and informal professional social networks ?
-would be the means by which information and knowledge would be shared within an organization, e.g. blog management instead of content management ?
-is mixed with Wikis and each blog posting is a wiki page that allows to evolve the topic discussed ?
Food for thought on Friday, the 13th.