Saving money by using high quality, consumer and geek rated software, such as you can get at Filehippo.com or CNET.com is a very good idea and is “found money” that you can put to good use elsewhere.
Paying a few dollars for peer-reviewed software that will speed up your computer and save you hours of searching for missing or corrupt drivers (or that will tell you if the drivers are your problem) is also money very well spent.
Sometimes it’s much cheaper to spend a little money on good software than it is to lose production time in a frustrating search for a cure!
Happy Thanksgiving to everyone in Canada and Happy Columbus day to those in the United states.
While the turkey is in the oven and the pumpkin pies are are ready to eat, I was thinking about what thanksgiving means to me both as a person and as a person who works online.
I have been given a battery of tests as my health has not been the best over the last few months and was given the news by my doctor ( I gave him a hug by the way which totally astounded the man and had him going red ha ha ha) that while physically my health is good, I need to destress myself more as it is affecting my health and not for the best!
When we work online for any reason, its easy to fall into the trap of just staying online and forgetting about the world outside of the screen and it can affect us in ways that we are not even aware of!
In loving memory of Branka Babic | A Tribute to a Special lady
Why use free software? The simple answer is, because it’s free. However, there is a much better reason than that. Free software is often better than software that you pay for. It’s lightweight and uses fewer resources, it does what it is advertised to do very well, and did I mention? It’s free.
It makes sense to wonder why free software would, in some ways, at least, be superior to software you have to pay for. There are several possible reasons. Not all of them are true with every company, all of them are true with some companies, and none of them are true with a few companies.
First of all, many companies want you to upgrade to their premium, paid software. By creating a really superior piece of free software, they hope to impress you enough to upgrade.
Another possible reason for the creation of great free software is that its creators are software artists, creative geniuses who dedicate themselves to producing the very best software in the world in the Open Source collaboration. Open Source software is by far my favourite kind of software, because I know the people who have built it have done it for the love of programming. Software to them is like a blank canvas and paints to me. They will never settle for anything less than exactly what they imagined or better.