Month: September 2013

Five free cataloging applications

We all have reasons to catalog various items. Whether you have a small business with an inventory you need to keep track of or if you have an overwhelmingly large collection of software or book – there is a need for cataloging. Here’s the thing, finding free software suited for this task isn’t easy. But with a little creativity and a lot of searching, you can dig up at least five such tools

More information and the complete article with picturesL

http://www.techrepublic.com/blog/five-apps/five-free-cataloging-applications/

The Windows ecosystem in 2013 is more diverse than you think

Over the past year, I’ve used Windows 8 on more than 20 different PCs. Over the past three months, I’ve upgraded a dozen or so of those devices to the Windows 8.1 Preview and, more recently, to the Windows 8.1 RTM code.

Now, when I say used, I’m not counting devices where I had a few minutes of hands-on time at a tradeshow. That total includes devices I spent quality hands-on time with, for at least days and often weeks or months. In every case, it was long enough to get a solid overview and a feeling for the relative strengths and weaknesses of a very wide range of devices.

I’ve also spent lots of time working with end users at all skill levels, listening to their feedback and helping them adjust to the sometimes steep Windows 8.x learning curve. In this post and the accompanying image gallery, I want to share some of those experiences and the lessons I’ve learned.

More info and the complete article.

Linux SIG temporarily suspended

The Executive Board has found it necessary to suspend the Linux SIG for the balance of September.  The SIG will restart on the 2nd Tuesday of October with a new leader.  John Wickliffe has volunteered to lead the Linux SIG on the 2nd and 4th Tuesday of each month.  We are pleased to welcome John to our group of SIG leaders.

Your Executive Board is sorry for any inconvenience this may cause our members.

Gary Bigger,  OMUG President

OMUG 2017