I spend a fair amount of my spare time online. I tinker with websites, lurk in forums and read. A lot.  Articles in this section should give you you a solid foundation in whatever topic I've chosen to cover.

Create Your Own Website

A friend of mine asked me recently for advice on how to set up a website. Actually they wanted me to do it for them.  The thing is, if you have the time and inclination, you can set up your own internet real estate quite easily.

You don't need programming skills.  You don't need to be able to write any html.  I can't program or write html and I have several websites up and running.

This article is an overview of how you can setup your own website.  All you need is the time and willingness to tinker with some software.  There are two options available to you; Option A for Professional Ownership and Option B for Casual Users.  There is a learning curve for both but I wouldn't call it substantial.  Anyone can do this.


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No Risk Linux

 

Did you know that you don't have to use the Windows OS (Operating System) on your computer.  That's right, you do have a choice.

There are many, many alternatives to the Window's experience you are probably used to right now.  This idea can be confronting at first.  Many people think of Windows as a part of their computer.  In reality Windows is just software that has been installed on your machine.  To understand this a little better try reading this article (especially if you like kittens)

One of the common alternatives to installing Windows is to use a Linux operating system. To decide if Linux is for you, keep reading.

What is Linux?

Stay with me for a moment because things are going to get technical.  A Linux OS (Operating System) is based on the Linux kernel.  The kernel is a collection of instructions and code that enable the different parts of your computer to 'communicate' with each other.  New and upgraded Linux kernels are constantly released and upgrading to them is very easy.

Think of this kernel as a seed or nut.  The wrapping around the kernel includes the GUI (graphic user interface) which is what you use with your mouse when you point and click, and any programs you use.  The programs wrapped around this core and the kernel itself are together called a Linux 'Distro'.  Distro is short for distribution.

Linux has hundreds of distributions.  There are distributions for different purposes; old computers, laptops, servers, graphics and media users and so on.  Ubuntu is probably the most popular general desktop Linux Distro at the time this article was written.

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