Archive for December, 2008

I have recently stumbled across a new podcast that has peaked my interest.

I am a Ham Radio operator, and my computers run on Ubuntu Linux.  So, when I came across a new podcast called “Linux in the HAM Shack“, I knew I had to check it out.  So far, they have five episodes out, so it is not too late to download them and get caught up easily.

Two Hams, Richard – KB5JBV and Russ – K5TUX, produce “Linux in the HAM Shack“.  Check it out and let them know what you think.  For now, they are specifically targeting new Hams, or new Linux users who are Hams, or both.  It sounds like it is going to be a great netcast (podcast).

John. K7JM

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December 31 is SKN or Straight Key Night. It is an opportunity to get out that straight key and make some great contacts with others.  Many people fire up their vintage tube equipment and have a blast of the past.  Here is a little video from Steve – N0TU, encouraging us to participate in SKN.  I hope to get a couple of contacts in, in between family priorities.

John, K7JM

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Click the picture to see a bit of my Ham Radio history.

Click the picture to see a bit of my Ham Radio history.

Thanks for visiting my web site. Hidden among the posts and pages, is a page about me, K7JM.  My name is John McDougall and I reside in Jefferson City, Montana, a very small community south of the capital city of Helena.  I have been licensed since 1973, and love this hobby.  Click HERE to see a bit about my history in Ham Radio.

73, John – K7JM

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It is very rare that I delete a post after it is published. I made this rare exception yesterday.

The post was about a school teacher that reprimanded a student after he shared Linux disks with his fellow students.

The computers at my house run under Ubuntu Linux, NOT Windows.  Many Many people believe that computers only run on Windows or Mac OS/X.  These people also believe that all software costs something and if you give it to someone, you are doing an illegal activity.  Linux operating systems are almost always FREE, and many times out perform Windows.  If you want to see a computer desktop that puts Windows Aero to shame, let me show you Ubuntu Linux with Compiz.  WOW! And VERY cool!  Most of the applications that run on Linux are free also, and the process of installing the applications is usually a matter of  a click or two.

Here is a link to the original article.

You must read this follow up article also to make a fair analysis of the whole deal; and that is why I deleted my post about the whole bit.

In short, it is PERFECTLY LEGAL to copy and share Linux Operating System disks AND ENCOURAGED.

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