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Old 05-21-2005, 12:44 PM   #1
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Article I wrote for NewsForge that gives Mepis a little plug


http://software.newsforge.com/softwa....shtml?tid=132

Article I wrote for NewsForge that gives Mepis a little plug. It's about how our company was, for the first time, able to go an entire year with out booting to Windows.

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Old 05-21-2005, 12:59 PM   #2
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Re: Article I wrote for NewsForge that gives Mepis a little plug

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http://software.newsforge.com/softwa....shtml?tid=132

Article I wrote for NewsForge that gives Mepis a little plug. It's about how our company was, for the first time, able to go an entire year with out booting to Windows.

Al C.
Jaya123 : Your office on the web.
Good article! I hope to see more of these in the future and I'm sure I will.
 
Old 05-21-2005, 07:45 PM   #3
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Great write up, Al!
 
Old 05-21-2005, 08:56 PM   #4
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Very nice article. Always nice to see a Windows house go to Linux.
 
Old 05-22-2005, 09:38 AM   #5
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Speaking of windoze house going to Linux. My local library has installed RH9 onto their public comps. I asked one of the techy guys there, and he mentioned that it was a LOT easier to deal with, especially with all the spyware that windoze still allows into the computers. Besides, after a short time, people dont even notice the difference
Mind you, gnome wouldnt have been my WM of choice
 
Old 05-22-2005, 10:15 AM   #6
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Smile

Thanks for all the kind words, everyone. I appreciate it.

I wrote the piece in about 20 minutes, got paid $100 for it, and it was
published yesterday. It was a bit longer and more detailed but they
edited the hell out of... their dime so they can do what they want!

They signed me to a contract to provide more content for them so if
anyone has a story just let me know. (Don't be impressed... anyone with
a few writing credits (or just a good story-pitch) can work for NF...
it's not exactly Time or Newsweek :-))

BTW, not to brag but just FYI, I also write for Inc. Magazine's site:

http://www.inc.com/articles/2005/01/opensource.html
http://www.inc.com/articles/2005/02/opensource.html
http://www.inc.com/articles/2005/02/adware.html
http://www.inc.com/articles/2005/05/webservices.html

I also write on the publishing biz:
http://asaturdayrant.blogspot.com/

I'm trying to position myself away from being an 'expert' on publishing
(which I've been writing on the past ten years since I own a publishing
company) and more as as a 'pundit' and 'commentator' on Linux and FOSS as
this is an area that very much interests me. No one wants to hire an almost
60 year old guy to write code*... my first love... but they seem willing to
read his articles and hear him speak. Maybe if I learn Hindi I could extend
my programming career :-) <g>



Al Canton
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