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The Best Linux Distribution for New Users | Linux.com

by @ Friday, June 13th, 2014. Filed under New Paradigms, Open Source, Reviews

The Portable Consultant found this an interesting comparison of Linux distros because of the very simple and reasonable criteria the author uses: http://www.linux.com/news/software/applications/775873-the-best-linux-distribution-for-new-users/ Cheers, -pmh

Ubuntu shortcomings

by @ Friday, October 15th, 2010. Filed under Emerging, Grumbles, New Paradigms, Open Source, Reviews

After The Portable Consultant wrote the preceding piece on his Kubuntu frustrations, he came across a couple of postings by O’Reilly’s Caitlyn Martin that he found he had to agree with. Having worked with Ubuntu, Kubuntu, and Xubuntu for several revisions now the shortcomings of these fine open source products are all the more frustrating […]

Wikipedia cuts through Windows Home Server sales jargon

by @ Wednesday, August 20th, 2008. Filed under New Paradigms, Reviews

The Portable Consultant now finds himself the owner of no less than five Microsoft Windows systems, including two laptops. Even taking into account the eventual conversion of some of the older systems to Linux, there will likely remain three or so. To make a long story short, I’ve been interested in Windows Home Server since […]

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