Today, in direct competition with MSN and Yahoo!, Google, Inc. announced that users may create a personalized Google homepage for news, weather, cultural tidbits, and e-mail.
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As Yahoo turns 10 today, March 2, 2005, they are giving out free ice cream to all it’s members. All you need to do is go to this website and follow the instructions to receive a coupon for a scoop of free ice cream from Baskin-Robbins. Guess where I’m going for lunch? :-)
I upgraded one of my network file servers, yesterday. I replaced a hard disk that was setting off occasional error notices, and, while while I was at it, I replaced the current operating system (Mandrake Community 10.1) with Knoppix 3.7. Knoppix is the Linux distribution that I use in class to demonstrate how simple Linux is to use, because Knoppix is a fully-functional operating system with common applications that can boot from a single CD. So, with the bootable CD, I can quickly convert any computer to Linux without the risk of deleting any existing files from the Windows operating system.
Verizon Communications has doubled the speed of consumer DSL service is a dozen east coast states. If the market reacts well, the remaining states will receive the same faster DSL alternative. The additional bandwidth is a reaction to Comcast’s doubling the speed of its cable broadband service, earlier this year. The extra bandwidth will be a big hit with online gamers and professionals who work from home.
For about $40 a month, the new DSL bandwidth will be 3 Mbps, downstream, and 768 Kbps, upstream. For cost-conscious customers who only send and receive e-mail and surf occasionally, a half-speed option will be available for $30 a month.
Just over half of online Americans have broadband service at home: 63 million or 51 percent. There’s always a use for more bandwidth, even by those who don’t consider themselves technically sophisticated or have flexibility in their personal schedules. When it comes to network connectivity, faster is always better.
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Lockergnome has a great listing of DVD’s for a great price check it out. [Lockergnome]
If you are a penny pincher and spend a lot of time on the phone you may want to check this site out they show the rates for a lot of companies that offer 1010 type services. My wife uses a 1010 service to call Japan and gets a rate of about .03 cents per minute. Be sure to shop around and save those extra pennies for your tech purchases. [www.lowermybills.com]
As many trips as I go on that are short notice I usually have to pay full fare. But once in a while I get a chance to shop around. Well what better than cheap airline fares that are being published via RSS that you can pull down daily. Great catch by [Lockergnome]