23 April 2014: My 2014 Writing Project Reaches 100 Articles
23 April 2014: My Best of Free Windows Software DVD has been updated with FileZilla 2.8.0, Gnumeric 1.12.12 & LibreOffice 4.2.3
23 April 2014: Video Editing With Pitivi 0.93
22 April 2014: New Video - Janice and Adam Hiking in Gatineau Park
22 April 2014: New Section for our Recommended Free Software list: Firewalls
22 April 2014: Gufw For Firewall Control
21 April 2014: The Epiphany 3.10.3 Web Browser
20 April 2014: Hiking in Gatineau Park
19 April 2014: Ubuntu 14.04 LTS
19 April 2014: New page - Ubuntu Diaries Part III
18 April 2014: I recently reached 100,000 edits on Wikipedia
17 April 2014: The Midori 0.5.8 Web Browser - Updated
14 April 2014: HTML5 Video Codecs
14 April 2014: The Epiphany 3.6.1 Web Browser - Updated
14 April 2014: The Midori 0.5.8 Web Browser - Updated
12 April 2014: Second Date With Janice
09 April 2014: The Midori 0.5.8 Web Browser
09 April 2014: First Date With Janice
07 April 2014: Julian Goes Skateboarding
31 March 2014: Is Ubuntu Spyware? - Updated
31 March 2014: COPA National Briefing on the State of Aviation in Canada...on Flight 8 Recent Events
26 March 2014: My 2014 Writing Project Reaches 90 Articles
26 March 2014: New Video - Tina Pets Zuby - vintage video from March 2005
25 March 2014: Skiing at the End Of March!
24 March 2014: Matt has a new website
20 March 2014: My Best of Free Windows Software DVD has been updated with Avidemux 2.6.8, Firefox 28.0, LibreOffice 4.2.2 & Thunderbird 24.4.0
16 March 2014: My 2014 Writing Project Reaches 80 Articles
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: 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: My Best of Free Windows Software DVD has been updated with FileZilla 22.214.171.124, 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
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 me!
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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