Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Can Gnome 3.4 Win Linux Users Back?

For a while I was a big fan of Ubuntu, which was also my first Debian based distro; it was also the beginning of my preference of Gnome over KDE. But then Unity came, and although I gave it a fair try (or a full weekend using it), I did not like it very much; I figured I would try Gnome 3 instead, but it just didn't click, so I gave LXDE and XFCE a try in the meantime.

Today I saw at ZDnet an article about Fedora 17 and one of its most awaited features, Gnome 3.4, which looks like it might be faster, won't require a 3D Video card to run properly (good news for VMs) and it will incorporate lots of new features, some of which it borrowed from Ubuntu.


I guess I could install the new Gnome on a Debian VM and give it a run right now, but I think I will wait a few more days (see the counter below) and get the new Fedora with Gnome 3.4 and run the Live CD; it will make for a good rainy day activity.

Friday, May 11, 2012

Spiceworks, you gotta have it!

It's hard to remember a time without Spiceworks...I've only been using it for a couple of years, but I wouldn't want to go back to the time without this great IT tool...oh, and did I mention it's free?

If you haven't tried it yet, do yourself a favor and visit:

Once running, it will map your network, list your devices (and lots of information about them), installed applications, warn you when servers are down for more then a few minutes, when printers are low on toner...so many features to list here.

Then you have the Spiceworks community, where all these amazing IT professionals exchange ideas, some very technical, some very funny, and everybody loves to help.

So don't wait any more, download it and install it on a VM so you can check it out...you won't be sorry.

And now, time to relax, weekend is here, yeah!


Thursday, May 3, 2012

Starting My Blog

Hello World!

This blog will host bits of information that I find interesting, either related to my professional field, or any other topic that I feel like :)

I work in IT, way up north in beautiful Canada.

That's it for now, but hopefully will start posting soon.