Wednesday, October 15, 2008

iPod Touch

It's finally time for my iPod touch review. I couldn't find the time that I wasn't playing on it to review. Well I'm still on it typing this. I was always one to look for only free software on computers. Well at first I was the same on my iPod. I can say that the money spent was well spent. I now have two games, Spore and a crash racing game that I JUST downloaded an am wanting to play. I can say that Spore was 100% worth it. I am not done with it yet but I would have to say it's worth the money. There were some things that I had to get like an IM, IRC, and SSH. I had to need things all upercase. LOL. But really the IM was free and the other two were under $5 for both. As my Mac is in the shop this makes a very good replacement. There is nothing that I am missing that I can think of. I'll do a follow up review later but as of now this is the best.

Monday, October 13, 2008

Ubuntu Server

I'm being lazy and putting off the iPod review even though I'm typing this on it too. Today it's all about Ubuntu server edition. I am by no means a Linux guru at all. I'm actually not even great at using everything that it offers. I can tell you that Ubuntu is worth giving a try even for people that never used Linux before. Server edition is a bit harder but by no means dificult for most people. It's been running fir a while and still VERY relyable. I use it mostly for file storage because it is fast to get the files even on an old pos computer. It runs all command line so it's very easy to remit manage with SSH on a Mac, Linux PC, Windows with some open source software or even an iPod touch! If you have any old computer lying around and an Ethernet cable and a power plug you can have your own server up and running in less than an hour. You will need a keyboard and monitor for initial setup but after that it can hide anywhere and work great with only two cables in it. Learn a few simple things like apt-get, sudo and you can pretty much get going. It's not really a toy if you want it to keep running because once setup is done there is very few reasons to go back in other than monitoring disk space and such. It makes a good server for mail, FTP, samba, proxy and much more. I would give it a look if you can fin any computer that you don't use. You might a well get some more use with what you paid for and with free software it Makes it even easier. Are you there yet? No cd burner you say? They ship free CDs. 64 bit PC that you want to use? They have a version for you too. Now get there. Really...

Edit by JoshuaK: Versions of Ubuntu Server are usually available soon after a main release for SPARC, PPC, PlayStation 3 and HP PA-RISC architectures at this address.

Friday, October 10, 2008

Mac keyboard!

Today I am going to post about something different. Bear with me as I am still getting used to typing on my iPod touch so I may make mistakes. I will most likely do a review on this later. My quick review would say get one now though. Onto the mac keyboard! As I was shopping at a local Best Buy I found that there was an open box Apple keyboard so I saw $10 off and had to get it. It's quite amazing. I have had it for less than a day and I am already loving it. There are two (non-powered) USB ports on the sides for mice or flash drives. Hey are great for everything but plugging my iPod touch in to charge. Oh well I have a wall charger. It's a lot more keys than a standard keyboard too. It has upto F19. It's Apple. What do you expect? It's nice having a numberpad sence I am usually on a a Macbook Pro. It's currently in my Ubuntu server as it looks nice sitting there in a pc case next to the monitor. It works for ubuntu plug and play too. No complaints there. It would not be a gamers first choice but works gear for all OS's not just macs. It you like a good looking keyboard go check one out. It's east on my eyes and makes even my old computer turned Ubuntu server look nice even. And it's on an old CRT monitor. If out have any questions or have something that you want me to blog about or review let me know at!