Linux Ubuntu Server versus Windows Server

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This post goes further in-depth with my thoughts in the Syracuse University InfoSpace blog about evolving with open source software. The IST 346 presentation is my favorite because it was my first chance to debunk myths and boast the benefits of open source software and Linux. This is the original presentation file. As you can…

10 Sites to find Open Source Alternatives

I’m always looking for newer and more efficient solutions to accomplish a task rather than simply forcing ways to accomplish new issues with older solutions. Here are 10 websites to check out when you want to think outside the box with not only Free and Open Source (FOSS) but substitute applications. 1. AlternativeTo AlternativeTo.net is the first place I…

My Plans for 2017

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I asked IT professionals from the Rallypoint community what topics I should cover in future Linux and FOSS related podcasts. I got great suggestions involving security: Sandboxing applications Backups and disaster recovery Firewalls and antivirus software And more, but my favorite response suggested something much broader: “a series where you start teaching as if someone is completely…

5 Reasons to Try Project Wonderful

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I found Project Wonderful while reading the Questionable Content web-comic a few months ago. Once I learned a few valuable lessons from using Google Ads, I wanted to find something better. I had Project Wonderful ads to use in three short steps: Create a profile with what your website is about Make a few ad “boxes” with specified size options…

5 Reasons I Enjoy Linux Distro Hopping

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DistroWatch.com lists over 200 operating systems, or distributions (distros), built on top of the Linux kernel for many different purposes – older and smaller laptops, multimedia production, data rescue, security, and more. “Distro hopping” refers to whenever a Linux user switches from one Linux distro to another – same concept as ditching Windows for an Apple computer but you don’t…