We at ERA Computers & Consulting wish you and yours a Merry Christmas. Take the time to think on the birth of Christ while you are enjoying family, gifts and food this year.
In today's world of shrinking budgets and shrinking incomes, charitable organizations are feeling a financial crunch from lower giving. Churches are among these organizations that are struggling to make ends meet while attempting to serve the communities around them. With budgets stagnant or shrinking does it make fiscal sense for a charity, such as a . . . → Read More: Linux: Tux Goes to Church
Here I am at around 12:30 AM local time running updates on a client's PC that was just reinstalled with Microsoft XP Media Center Edition 2005. This reinstall was done to clean up the registry and get rid of the "sluggishness" that had set in over the past 4 years of continual use. . . . → Read More: Incredible Times, Incredible Technology
For those of you who are Linux cognoscente, yes, I know technically Linux is just a kernel. But these days Linux is also a marketing term that means an entire operating system with graphical user interface based on the Linux kernel and distributed under some other name. In marketing it is necessary to . . . → Read More: Linux: What Makes Linux Compelling to Use?
Time for me to vent a bit after working on my automobile on and off this week. You see, I drive an old junker that was new in 1984. As it is so old it "nickel and dime"'s me with small needed repairs every few months. This week it has developed an electrical short somewhere . . . → Read More: Automotive Design Engineers
This is the first article of at least two articles about this project. The next article will follow once we are further into this project. A possible third article may follow at the end of this project.
The first day of September 2010 I received a web-form e-mail from a long-time . . . → Read More: Linux: An Interesting VPN/Remote Project (1)
Within the past few weeks I have migrated our on-line web shop to Drupal 6.x with the CKEditor module added for page editing. I have decided I like the ease of use brought by CKEditor for creating and editing web site pages under CMS. CKEditor is a powerful and feature-rich CMS editor that works very . . . → Read More: Site Changes – New Plugin CKEditor Added
I will say again, for the record, I am not a fan of bloated GUI desktops like KDE and GNOME. I am a GUI minimalist and use the fluxbox window manager for my “GUI desktop”. However, I do like some of the applications that are available for both KDE and GNOME. For a . . . → Read More: Open Source: My Migration from Kontact to Evolution
Here is the scenario, you are an independent IT consultant and/or an administrator of some business IT infrastructure. The systems you manage are a mix of Linux and Microsoft desktop and server systems. You do much of your system updates and other management tasks after hours using remote access over VNC or a . . . → Read More: Linux: Using Remote Wakeup (Wake on LAN)
I have been touting the security of Linux on the desktop for several years now. But a question from Artremis on my article Open Source: FOSS Security Updates vs Microsoft Patch Day has me thinking about how to attempt to prove that. I know one “cannot prove a negative”, barring odd philosophical views from odd . . . → Read More: Cracking Linux on the Desktop – A Proposal
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