In the last entry of this series, I discussed the true cost of owning a Windows-based computer. Although the one-time upfront fee may sound like a great deal, in order to keep your computer running for years to come, you must invest a large amount of time, money and effort.
In this entry, I would like to discuss an alternative to the Windows operating system: Linux.
In today’s episode, I discuss Linux. I also touch on the polarization of the Linux community on the topic of embracing closed-source, proprietary software, and why it would be a good thing for the community as a whole.
Here are some links to what I talked about today:
This episode marks the first episode recorded in GarageBand, so you should see a drastic improvement in the audio quality. As always, send me some feedback, and let me know what you think, ways that I can improve, or if you think I should start putting music back into the episodes.
Thank you for listening, and feel free to discuss this episode here in the comments. You can also email me suggestions or comments at worthlessgenius [at] gmail.com, or hit me up on Twitter, @stroz. Also, check out my FriendFeed, with username strozykowski.
Or you can download it here: mp3 format
It’s been way too long since Episode 3 was released, but I am working on a new work flow that will allow me to get the recording done faster, and be a lot clearer.
I had been using my desktop PC and Audacity to record, but there was a lot of high-pitched squealing, and the microphone input was not very loud.
Well, I’ve switched to GarageBand now, and boy is there a major difference. Even on the modest White Macbook, the recording quality is stellar. Surely not perfect, but certainly much better.
So, Episode #4 is coming, be patient. If all goes according to plan, this will actually end up being the longest episode yet. Stay tuned!