Patreonize Me!

For many years at the Good-N-Free Meetup and Good-N-Free Meetup website I have enjoyed helping you to learn about free software, web applications and security issues.  I want to continue to provide these services for a long time to come but there is some cost involved in providing these services. That being said I want you…

2015 in review

The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2015 annual report for this blog. Here’s an excerpt: A San Francisco cable car holds 60 people. This blog was viewed about 3,200 times in 2015. If it were a cable car, it would take about 53 trips to carry that many people. Click here to see the…

Samsung ChromeBook

October 18th of last year Samsung released the “New Chromebook“. A Chromebook is a small notebook computer that runs the Chrome OS. Chrome OS is simply a version of  the Debian Linux that has no other function other than accessing the Internet using the Google Chrome web-browser. What good is a computer that only has…

Build Your Own Server

You could buy a server or you could build one yourself. Plex Plex is media server software for Windows, Mac and Linux.  Plex bridges the gap between your computer and your home theater, doing so with a visually appealing user interface that provides instant access to your media. There are three great things about Plex,…

Buy A Server

Ready NAS There are many commercially available servers one is  “Netgear Ready NAS”. Ready NAS has everything you need configured and all you need to do is connect it to your network.

What Is A Server?

A server is any computer that is connected to a network that has files or resources (printers or applications) that can be accessed by other computers over that network.  That said there are many types of servers each with there own feature set. File-Servers File-server also known as a NAS (network attached storage) is any…

Windows 8 On Slow Computers

Last week at the KIPCUG general meeting I said I had not installed Windows 8 on a slow computer and I did not know what would happen with that computer if I did. Today I installed Windows 8 on my old laptop that is literally coming off the hinges and this is what happened:

Windows 8

Windows 8 will be the latest Windows OS (operating system) when it is released, probably in September or October. For now we have the Consumer Preview to play with. The Windows 8 Consumer Preview seem like a release candidate to me. It is very polished, very fast and not buggy at all. Windows 8 is…