Tuesday, August 15, 2006

I stood up (well, okay I sat at my computer) and got counted!

The Ubuntu Counter Project - user number # 6617

Friday, August 11, 2006

I've finally found a Linux friendly alternative to LaunchCast. Actually I found a few but I've decided that this one works best for me. It's called Last.FM and it's basically a social networking site for music fans. Behold...THIS!
troy1of2's Profile Page

Also worth checking out are Rhapsody, Pandora Internet Radio and of course there's still Shoutcast and Live365 if you don't mind having others choose the songs for you.

Sunday, July 30, 2006

So anyway, I got tired of playing stupid Microsoft games such as, suddenly your Windows XP which has worked fine since you bought this old desktop nearly three years ago is not a "Genuine" copy and you owe us $184. Why does the world's richest man need my $184 just to keep a 4 year old desktop that I could easily replace for $184 running? How is it that a piece of hardware isn't worth what I paid for it 4 years ago but his 4 year old operating system is still worth the full price it cost when it was brand new?

So I decided to look up my old friend Linux and see what he's been up to since I last installed and played around with it. Man oh MAN has Linux come a long way in the field of user friendliness and hardware compatibility. I've set up all the computer's in the house to run Kubuntu Linux, dual booting Windows XP where neccessary but things went so much more smoothly and networking is working so much better. Now I am tinkering around with some of the free games available to kill a little time on my weekend and just to see what's going on in that end of the Linux world. I'm having a blast exploring this strange and interesting new world. Thank you Microsoft for opening my eyes to another way of doing things!

Get your Kubuntu here:

http://www.kubuntu.org/ Kubuntu - The KDE Desktop

Or your regular Ubuntu here:

http://www.ubuntu.com/ Ubuntu Linux

And if you're bored, there are Games:

http://gaming.gwos.org/ Ubuntu Gamers Arena

http://www.dimensionex.net/underworld/ UnderWar Online Game
http://www.scorched3d.co.uk/ Scorched Earth 3D