11 March 2014: Linux Distro Put-Downs
10 March 2014: Is Ubuntu Spyware?
09 March 2014: Skating!
09 March 2014: Okular PDF Reader
08 March 2014: My 2014 Writing Project Reaches 70 Articles
08 March 2014: Is Sumatra Free Software?
06 March 2014: Due to licencing issues Evince replaces Sumatra as the PDF reader on my Best of Free Windows Software DVD
21 February 2014: Back Volunteering at NCF
20 February 2014: The Best of Free Windows Software DVD has been updated with FileZilla 126.96.36.199, Firefox 27.0.1 & LibreOffice 4.2.1
20 February 2014: The Nikon L27 Camera and Video Editing
19 February 2014: My "About" Page Has Been Rewritten
19 February 2014: The Epiphany 3.6.1 Web Browser
19 February 2014: 98 km of Cross Country Skiing at Sawmill Creek
15-16 February 2014: Matt & Katia in Ottawa
16 February 2014: New Video - Matt & Katia Skating the Rink of Dreams
15 February 2014: New Video - Cats Come to Visit
13 February 2014: Ubuntu 13.10 on the System76 Pangolin Performance
12 February 2014: Stick A Fork In It - The Cessna 162 Skycatcher is Done...on the COPA Flight 8 Blog
12 February 2014: 55 km of cross country skiing at Sawmill Creek
11 February 2014: New Camera - Nikon Coolpix L27
10 February 2014: Ruth's Ashes Come Home
06 February 2014: The Best of Free Windows Software CD has been updated with ClamWin 0.98.1, Firefox 27.0, LibreOffice 4.2.0, Thunderbird 24.3.0 & VLC 2.1.3
04 February 2014: Ruth's memorial on Diaspora
04 February 2014: Ruth's user page memorial on Wikipedia
03 February 2014: Cross country skiing at Sawmill Creek
03 February 2014: Two of our free books are now smaller PDF downloads, The Topic of Cancer and The Longest SAR
01 February 2014: Quadracycling Partner Lost, on Quadracycling in Ottawa
31 January 2014: Lost: One Diasporian, on Diaspora
31 January 2014: Ruth's memorial page is posted
31 January 2014: The new second edition of The Topic of Cancer is posted
31 January 2014: Ruth's aviation obituary is posted...on the COPA Flight 8 Blog
30 January 2014: Ruth Died Today at May Court
28 January 2014: Updated Licencing For Our Books to Free Culture Licences (Creative Commons Licence CC BY-SA 2.5)
21 January 2014: Flash Video on VLC
13 January 2014: New Name For European Aircraft Manufacturer...on the COPA Flight 8 Blog
03 January 2014: Six new photos and a new page for 2014 - Ruth and Adam at May Court
02 January 2014: My Best of Free Windows Software CD has been updated with LibreOffice 4.1.4
01 January 2014: Canadian Private Fleet Shows Continued Slow Growth For 2013...on the COPA Flight 8 Blog
31 December 2013: Adam's 2013 Writing Project Reached a Total of 244 Articles
30 December 2013: Four new photos - Ruth and Adam, plus playing Scrabble at May Court
29 December 2013: ASAP Moves to the USA...on the COPA Flight 8 Blog
27 December 2013: Two new photos - Ruth at May Court
27 December 2013: Beechcraft Sold!...on the COPA Flight 8 Blog
18 December 2013: New photo - Ruth and Adam Webcam Shot at May Court
16 December 2013: The Best of Free Windows Software CD has been updated with Avidemux 2.6.7, Firefox 26.0, GIMP 2.8.10, Thunderbird 24.2.0 & VLC 2.1.2
15 December 2013: New photo - Ruth eats cherry Jello at May Court
13 December 2013: A New Look at FileZilla for FTP
13 December 2013: New photo - Ruth blindfolded at May Court
12 December 2013: Elli Merkis Shaves Her Head To Raise Funds for the Hospice at May Court - Photos by Liz Shepherd on Flicker
12 December 2013: New photo - Ruth and Elli Merkis at May Court
12 December 2013: Browser HTML5 Support
09 December 2013: New menus and home page organization for this website!
08 December 2013: New photos - Ruth at May Court
07 December 2013: Looking Back at Ubuntu 12.04 LTS
06 December 2013: Cessna CEO: Skycatcher Has "no future"...on the COPA Flight 8 Blog
06 December 2013: New photo - Ruth at May Court
04 December 2013: All photos rescanned for Ruth's graduation from Queens in 2003
04 December 2013: New photo - Ruth's Toenails at May Court
04 December 2013: My website has a new look, many improvements and upgrades!
04 December 2013: New webpage - aircraft I have owned
04 December 2013: New webpage - Ruth's graduation from Queens in 2003
04 December 2013: New webpage - My list of videos now has its own page
03 December 2013: Planning Ahead For The 2014 Lancaster Airpark Fly-In...on the COPA Flight 8 Blog
01 December 2013: New photo - Ruth at May Court
10 November 2013: New Julian Photo - French Horn
I am on Diaspora, the free, disbursed social network that is community run on free software, advertising free and you own your data.
Diaspora runs on many different pods, all networked together. Find a pod, sign up and join us!
Since April 2007 I have been using Linux-based computer operating systems and you could be too, for free!
Right now I am using the Ubuntu operating system. Linux is free, very stable, has tens of thousands of free applications to do everything you need and doesn't run Windows viruses or spyware. It is perfect for us. If you want to read about my experiences switching from Windows to Linux, have a look at The Ubuntu Diaries Part I and Part II. I also supply Linux DVDs.
These two websites have some very useful background for people new to Linux:
For information on free and open source software for Windows have a look at the Windows Open Source/ Freeware Project. I also have a Best of Free Windows Software DVD for users on dial-up who can't download huge files themselves.
For a list of recommended free software for all operating systems see the Free Software List.
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