What Does Open Source Mean For Small Business?
I posed the question to a bunch of bloggers lately "Anyone have any open source or other software questions they need answered," and the first reply was "Yeah, what exactly *is* open source software?" Well, here's my version of the "What is open source" and how I apply it to small business.
Creating Product Images for Your Website With GIMP
Some people might want to take product images to put on their websites, but it's hard sometimes to make them look nice. Feathered edges is an elegant touch, and here's how to do them.
Five WordPress Plugins I Can Not Live Without
On their Wordpress blogs, most people use Akismet, Better WP Security, and some other common plugins. There are a some more though that I find make maintaining my blog much easier. Here are five.
Got the Kids Each an Acer Chrome Book C710 – 2586 for Christmas — Now to Make Them Work
I've got two little geeks living with me. They each got Chromebooks for Christmas this year (2013) and want to start using them right away to do weird stuff. Before you get your hopes up though, I've got to admit that I never got it running correctly.
Three Reasons Small Business Owners Should Shop For Open Source Software
I can think of a lot more, but these three points are what come immediately to mind when I think about why using open source products is a smarter way for a small business to go than using proprietary software.
Making a Canon Pixma MG2220 Print From Linux
This one was so easy once I found the answer, I had time to take a nap after I set it up. I've still got no idea why the drivers were so hard to find ( I never did find the on the U.S. Canon site ) but they work fine once they're installed.
Switched Another One To Linux
I've moved another family from Widows (8 this time) over to Linux Mint. After a few days, so far so good.
Moving Mail From One IMAP Server To Another
I can sum it up with this: What a bleeping pain in the bleeping bleeps. But here's how I got mail copied from one postfix/dovecot server to another one.
Four Small Business Software Needs — And Some Open Source Solutions
If you're running a small business, software needs to do what you need it to do. That's it. And it would be nice if it did it without costing an arm and a leg, while at the same time playing nice with other applications.
Using KC Finder Once It’s Installed
KCFinder is a great way to get images from your computer to a Wordpress post. Well, it will work anywhere that you've implemented CKEditor. The process for install might be different, but to the end user things are the same. Here's how to use KCFinder on either Wordpress or with a custom CKEditor install.
After leaving my blog out in the cold for almost three years, I'm warming it back up again.
Wake Up on an Acer Aspire 7750 Works Again After Kernel Upgrade In Fedora
Since installing Fedora 18 on my Acer Aspire 7750 (I ran Ubtuntu 12.04 Precise Pangolin on it before) I've had a couple of display problems. Well, backlight problems to be more specific…
Trying Out DuckDuckGo
I've been getting sick of Google's search results for a while, so I started looking both both a new personal search engine, and one for the site.
Upgrading from Ubuntu 10.04 (Lucid) to 12.04 (Precise)
Many people's transition from one LTS version of Ubuntu to another went fine. While mine didn't, and I'm happily running clean installs on three computers I use regularly now, I did find some oddities on my Acer Aspire 5517 laptop.
ERP Software For Small Business
ERP software for small business can be a minefield of buggy and/or expensive software. I was looking into OpenBravo and OpenERP for a bit, but the project has been tabled for now.
Blocking Cookies With Firefox
With an Add On, selectively blocking cookies is easy again in Firefox. YAY!
Openbravo Is NOT Happening For a Client
For the moment, OpenBravo isn't happening for a customer of mine.
Small Business Calendar Software Testing
One pricey bit of stuff is small business calendar software. I'm looking for one set up that's NOT so pricey, and open source to boot. I think I've got it.