Ever since I heard about Microsoft Windows Home Server, I thought this was exactly what the techie community needed in their homes.
Well, for those who use Microsoft products anyway. It seems Microsoft may have more competition when it comes to Linux.
A group on the Ubuntu forums are talking about a Ubuntu Home Server version that could possibly replace a $500 version of Microsoft's Window Home Server. The best part is that the Home Server version would be free.
Ever since Ubuntu (or Linux for that matter), users have had difficulty maneuvering around when they've come from Windows. They expect Ubuntu to be similar to the OS that they came from, whether it be Windows or Mac.
If you are starting to use Ubuntu and it seems unfamiliar to you, you may want to look into The Ultimate Ubuntu Customization Guide that was posted at
Techrhythm Tux Enclave.
The guide takes you step-by-step on how to customize Ubuntu to match what you're used to. A great post for power users who want to get into Ubuntu.
After talking about my TiVo clone I built with Ubuntu, I've been looking around for other software applications that I could use on Linux.
Then I found the Linux Alternative Project. This site is a list of "If you like this application in Windows, try this."
How many Linux geeks does it take to fit into a convention center?
Well, on September 30th, we will know the truth, and I will be there to find out. :-)
The Ohio Linux Fest 2006 will be held at the Greater Columbus Convention Center. Admission is free, but for a nominal fee of $65, you will receive the following:
Linux has been around for a while and many flavors have sprouted into full-grown enterprise distributions. While a good percentage of us decided to go with Windows, there is the group out there who feel Linux is better.
LinuxDesktop.com posted their results of their 2006 Desktop Linux Survey and it's not a surprise as to who is the number 1 desktop version of Linux.
I've just built my media PC using MythDora, which is a MythTV and Fedora distribution, and so Fedora is on my list. I'll probably post something about my media PC soon.