Windows / Linux Software Equivalents

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Windows is definitely the big player in the game still, however Linux usage is gaining some steam. This post is going to concentrate on what programs you can use to make the switch to Linux. This process is not going to be entirely pain free if you are an avid user of all things computer related, however, if you are just a basic office user/worker or only need to check your email and play a few basic online games, Linux might be for you. There are literally thousands of choices for most applications out there so I'm only going to name the ones that I like or use and also only ones that work on Ubuntu. If you have any additions, please let me know. Windows vs. Linux (Ubuntu) Internet…
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Send an email with telnet

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This little piece of info has been beaten to death on the Internet, posted hundreds of times on hundreds of websites. The only reason that I am posting it here is to help me remember it after I haven't done it in quite a while. (The filing cabinet theory) Telnet to the mail server of your choice (note the 25 at the end) telnet mail.domain.com 25 Say hello to the receiving mail server with HELO helo sender.com Tell the receiving mail server who is sending the email mail from: [email protected] Tell the receiving mail server whom you are emailing rcpt to: [email protected] Send any message you wish data hello spamuser1, i know where you live. End with a single . (period) on a line . All done. The receiving mail…
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Free Software – Clone Different Sized Drives

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There are definitely some commercial alternatives to this process, however, like I've said before, I'm cheap. If, I were to purchase software to do this, I would get a copy of Symantec Ghost, Partition Magic, or HD Clone Professional edition. But for this post, we are going to discuss how to do this process for free. I'm not going to go into much detail, however, if you have any questions, please feel free to contact me or post a comment. Download the Ultimate Boot CD (Free) Burn the ISO to CD using ImgBurn (Free) Install 2nd HD in computer that you wish to clone Boot that computer from the CD that you burned Choose "File System Utilities" from the OS Menu Choose HDClone (Free Edition) Walk Through the Questions it…
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Environmental Technology

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My father subscribes to Inc. magazine which is one of my favorites. I don't get a subscription because my dad gives them to me when he's done and I'm cheap. I think you already knew that from my previous posts of "free" tech, but just in case you didn't know....I am cheap. This in it's own way is an environmentally friendly gesture. Less paper prints, or I would like to think so anyways, though, I'm sure they have a set number of prints they must roll out, I just don't participate in the disposal of those prints, and tree killing. :) I'm not a tree hugger, but I hate printing things out when I don't have to. The same goes for technical things, if I can get it on the…
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Google Apps Expanded

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Today I received a PDF from one of my subscription sites that talked about Google Apps in the enterprise. Though, I don't know the full ramifications for switching a large company over to this suite of tools, I do think it would reap the same benefits as the small business just in a larger scale. I wanted to clarify that Google Apps does have a 1 for 1 with Microsoft and the open source community. I'm interested in what Google will come up with next. I will do my best to keep you all informed on the new features, changes, and additions that Google will add to the mix.
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