May 26, 2009

How to setup Ekiga - VoIP

I usually register Ekiga with link2voip because it offers Quality Voice and only costs $2.50 per month. As I told in the Video, the registry info is or The port VoIP usually runs on is 5060. Gone are the days when you have to spend $500 /month on communication. A laptop and a Fon Spot are all you need.

May 24, 2009

Will Ubuntu be the best for body repair?

Well tomorrow I will be converting an auto body repair place over to Ubuntu from Windows. No knowing all the hicups before your start can get a person up tight. Having been wrestling with computers and for quite a few years I figure I can tame this steer and put the automotive buisness on the right track for profitability. On a side note I wasn't sure if Ubuntu 9.04 would work with the Telus Sierra Wireless USB Card, but it was just plug and play. Now if I could just get Telus to update their website.

May 22, 2009

Ubuntu is for Power Professionals

Adam Overa wrote an interesting article Desktop Linux For The Windows Power User for Tom's Hardware. It gives a good review of Ubuntu 9.04 and goes through the common questions power windows users have. I learned most of what Adam says here through trial and error. Using mount points instead of drive letters can be confusing as well as using the same program for adding software as you use for removing it is a little different. Adam demonstrates how to add restricted software which sometimes throws a new user. I found it well worth the read even though I have installed Ubuntu 9.04 on 20 machines, almost one per day.

May 16, 2009

6 months of a Kings Life

What do we do up north in Northern Canada. We blog and exchange info. Maybe Laugh and Cry depending on the info. I found this info interestingly Over the last 6 months 1270 people have read this blog and OVER HALF 723 use Linux as their Operating System. There are a lot of hip people around this world. As summer comes and I start spend more of my time outdoors I can't help but think of how much better life will be in the fall and Google Summer of Coding gets upload to the Ubuntu Repository. Thanks for shareing you people of the planet Earth.

May 14, 2009

I am because of who we are.

Ever wonder what life would be like without friends. No friendly communication, no word of empathy, SAD. Ubuntu allows me to help people. Sure I could help people with M$ software, but what if that company becomes insolvent? All that helping for not. Ubuntu gives me back the ability to help someone now and that person can then decide who and when they want to help not worrying about weather that software will be usable in a few years. Go ahead and join the Open Source movement your download rate will only improve.

May 1, 2009

Linux Destop Use is between 1 and 4%

Hitslink says 1% and w3schools says 4%. I am just happy that when I talk to computer lovers they are starting to understand what I am doing with my life. They might not understand the potential of computers or Open Source software, but they do ask some questions now before they hand over their cash to a box store. I am hoping this educational process will grow 1% this year. After the Olympics I expect most people to have a vague concept of Open Source.