Tuesday, August 21, 2007

Handy Extensions for Firefox

Here's my currently installed extensions on Firefox, courtesy of Extension List Dumper.

Friday, August 17, 2007

From XP to Linux, the Ubuntu Way

I installed Ubuntu 7.04 on my work laptop that runs XP yesterday. Now I can run XP & Ubuntu on the same laptop, and it was easy!

The Ubuntu Linux installation is easier & faster than installing Windows XP.

Will Smith did a write up on switching to Linux via Ubuntu 7.04 here.

Friday, August 10, 2007

Maximum PC full issues available in PDF format for free

I subscribe to 3 printed computer magazines: Maximum PC, CPU(Computer Power User), and Linux Journal. Maximum PC is unique in that if a product is lacking, the specific faults of the product are irreverently pointed out in their reviews. Most magazines take a fluffy approach with heavy emphasis on the good points of the product - not so with Maximum PC. I find the editors of Maximum PC very knowledgable in their reviews & enjoy their insights.

And Maximum PC has finally taken the step of posting their issues in PDF format - enjoy! Try the March 2007 issue for a great article on what to have on your toolkit/bag, starting on page 20 of the PDF(page 34 in the print version).

There is an RSS feed that contains links to PDF releases and articles from the magazine as they become available.