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System76 Lemur: My Purebred Linux Laptop
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System76 Lemur: My Purebred Linux Laptop

As an advocate for Open Source Technology, I've put my money where my mouth is and purchased a purebred-Linux based laptop, the System76 Lemur. I'm pleased with this purchase and I'll be sharing a few bells and whistle along with the deltas that I've noticed over the past seven months.   , you may not have heard of this company before but they are a US based computer reseller store with their primary focus on preinstalled-Linux notebooks, desktops and servers. They partner with the electronics manufacturer, Chicony, in packaging some beautiful hardware products for their customers.   Why I purchased it? First I'm not a fanboy for System76. But I do put my money where my mouth is and being a supporter of Open Source, it is incumbent upon me to support an organisa...
Tertiary Institutions in Jamaica should use more Open Source
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Tertiary Institutions in Jamaica should use more Open Source

Hi, welcome to another post in the series where I'm preaching the gospel of Open Source Software (OSS) to my fellow Jamaicans and today the focus is on Tertiary education. Tertiary institutions across the globe have been utilising Open Source to drive research and innovation. I believe that our local tertiary institutions should follow suit and become even more involved in this global shift in education, research and development.   In this post, we will be talking about the ways in which local universities may use OSS to operate more efficiently. Open Source has as unique advantage in offering benefits to not only the institution but also to the students and other relevant stakeholders. From my perspective these benefits based on three important pillars of open source: cost ...
SMBE – Running on Open Source Software
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SMBE – Running on Open Source Software

Welcome to another post in the series, where I'll be expressing my views on open source technology and the benefits to Jamaica. This is the second write-up and I'll be showing how open source software benefits the business sector. If you missed the first post please feel free to catch up. The economics and social benefits derived from the application of open source technology in the Small and Medium Business Enterprise (SMBE) has been tremendous. The sector has seen an upward trend in the rate of adoption for open source technology and it is expected to continue growing in the coming years. This sharp upswing is not a result of open source offering a more cost-effective option but also stability, security and agility to the industry. Yes, open source has been a force for change on a...
Linux and Other Open Source Technologies: The Benefits for Jamaica
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Linux and Other Open Source Technologies: The Benefits for Jamaica

This is my first blog post on this platform and without further ado, I wish to say many thanks to the Geezam blog community for having me on their platform. The work that you guys are doing is amazing!   My Theme Hi! Have you ever thought about the technologies used by some of the most successful companies around the world - take for example Facebook, Google, Airbnb & Twitter? Have you thought about the tools that were used during their initial stages of development? News flash, they all started out using Linux or other forms of Free and Open Source Software (FOSS). Now, they are "all grown up" and FOSS still forms part of their critical infrastructure. With that chain of thought, have you ever thought about why some of our main institutions (governmental and non-govern...
How to recover a files made invisible by malware using Fedora and Command
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How to recover a files made invisible by malware using Fedora and Command

After a few close encounters with viruses that make files on your thumb drive invisible, I’ve become a veritable expert in recovering such Thumb drives. So after doing my latest “Defence against the Dark Arts” article for the Apple-philic peeps in How to protect your Mac for Viruses, as apparently Macs can get viruses too an article to help out the PC folks seemed to be in order. Viruses or a worm that make your files on your Thumb Drive disappear is a common trick used to create mayhem for hapless PC users. It’s especially bothersome as not only does the malware leave behind shortcut links on your Thumb Drive that really only re-infect any machine it’s connected to once clicked, but you can’t get access to your real files. Rest assured, the virus did not eat your homework. The files a...
How to boot or install Fedora Linux on your laptop or computer from a Thumb Drive
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How to boot or install Fedora Linux on your laptop or computer from a Thumb Drive

Now that you can install any Windows OS from your thumb drive as per my instructions in How to install Microsoft Windows from your USB Drive, lovers of Linux Distributions such as Ubuntu Linux or Fedora Linux are possibly a little jealous. “What about us?” you impassioned plea plaintively craving knowledge. These alternative OS are built using the Linux Kernel Developed by Linus Torvald and are among the most stable, virus-unfriendly and robust OS in the world. Linux is especially great for: Reviving older Computers and Laptops Removing viruses from a hard-drive and removable storage devices Safe surfing and shopping online I actually use Fedora Linux myself! I personally use Fedora Linux for Virus cleaning in my work as noted in my article HP and Web OS - 2011 is the Year of ...
HP and Web OS – 2011 is the Year of the Linux on PC
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HP and Web OS – 2011 is the Year of the Linux on PC

Hewlett-Packard, the little printing company that makes possibly the best if not the greatest printers in the world, is pushing the boundaries of what is possible when it comes to diversifying your business. Already they are No. 2 PC (Personal Computer) and Laptop maker globally, thanks to buying Compaq and making rebranded versions of their PC compatible with their printers out of the box. They had proven recently, however, that they can think outside of the box. The same out-of-the-box thinking akin to the Google Android resurrected Motorola and the Apple iPad Tablet maker, “Think Different” and No. 3 PC and Laptop maker, Apple in their Infinite Loop of Lemming and Sheep homage. HP demonstrated this at their launch on Wednesday February 9th 2011 in San Francisco, California of their ...