Linux on pen drives is nothing new but what a cool Christmas gift for your computer geek partner especially with the distribution logo.
Mandriva is the ideal first time user introduction to Linux I’ve not used it for about three years but even so I still recommend it for anyone who wants to join the growing Linux community. I robbed the add from Mandriva’s site but I doubt they’ll mind after all its free advertising.
Mandriva Flash is a pre-installed Mandriva Linux distribution on a simple 2GB USB 2.0 Key. Plug the key in, start your Linux system everywhere, save and exchange your datas on the free 1GB space!
Open Source really rocks I’m slowly building a portfolio of customers who have retained my services for projects that are based on free software. Two years ago I would have been in the parade of ‘Jonahs’ prophesying the end of the software business world, today I’m merrily helping customers achieve professional solutions for over half the cost compared to the usual software sources.
I’m now on my twelfth Joomla web site for a customer and loving every minute of it, the beauty is you learn while you work with each new install I learn a new trick, tweak and embellishment that can be used on the next one. I remember a couple of years ago a friend of mine moaning at me that Mambo was pants (Joomla is an off-shoot from Mambo) how glad I am that I didn’t listen and stuck with it. I’ve even managed to turn my ‘Die Hard’ MS employers around and have even more R & D time looking at open source solutions that businesses can use now! Should look good on my CV, when the time comes.