Why would you need Linux?

As we learned Linux is a free (as in beer) operating system. The software is free as well which enabling you to try as many programs as you like without breaking the bank. Linux is mostly virus free so it’s more secure. Linux works with few processes in the background so your computer runs faster. Unlike Windows…

Best Software for Linux

Frequently the free programs that are available for Windows are not are not for Linux. Thankfully on the Linux platform there are a myriad of good choices. Of course Firefox, Google Chrome, Teamviewer, Skype, Pidgin, Thunderbird, VLC, Audacity, 7-Zip, GIMP and LibreOffice are all available on Linux. These are my choices of other programs for Linux……

Best Free Software For Windows

In this post I have chosen some of my favorite software. All of it free of course! Much of this software is similar if not better than the commercial software you may be using. This software maybe open-source or not but it is all free to use. Mush of this software have versions for “Windows”,…

FreeFileSync – Across Platform File Syncing Tool

FreeFileSync is a free Open Source software that helps you synchronize files and synchronize folders for Windows, Linux and Mac OS X. It is designed to save your time setting up and running backup jobs while having nice visual feedback along the way. I use to use SyncToy for Windows but it is not cross…

Make Free Calls with Google Voice

Yes you can make free unlimited free calls using your Google Voice number, an old cellphone, Google Hangouts app and the Hangouts Dialer app. While connected to wifi simply open the hangouts app on you phone, select a contact to call or press the keypad icon on the top-right side then dial a phone number….

What is GIMP?

GIMP the Gnu Image Manipulation Program is a very powerful image editor like PhotoShop but with none of the cost associated with its commercial cousin. GIMP is free to download and will always be free. Project Images Project Files

How to get GIMP

If you are using Linux, GIMP probably came with your distribution. You can get GIMP from the GIMP website downloads page but for the none geek this can be somewhat daunting so I’ve chosen some trusted third parties to get it from. Windows users should download it from Ninite. Mac Users

Extracting Images Using Contrast

You can extract an image from its background by using high contrast to distinguish the background from the subject. Project File