Guy Kawasaki's thoughts on online life

“Guy Kawasaki visited Ireland to deliver his Art Of The Start talk at the Irish Software Association’s annual conference. His ‘Irished-up’ version of the talk was warmly received by a packed house. Despite his busy work and tourist schedule (this was his first visit to Ireland) Guy found time to sit down and discuss his online life, how he stays in touch with everything that is going on out there, and his new venture,” Guy Kawasaki is one of the greatest entrepreneurs of this generation. Click here to read his perspective on life online…

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My favorite Windows utility…

…just got upgraded and it finally works with Windows 7! Tune-up Utilities 2010 just hit the internet yesterday and like previous versions, it just keeps getting better all the time! You can see the complete list of features here

I like this app so much that I actually pay for it! Not that I steal apps, but most of what I need is available as free open source software and can be downloaded either from the Google Pack or Ninite. What most people don’t realize is that a computer is somewhat like a car in that it needs regular maintenance. As time goes on, people add software that wants its share of memory each time the computer starts and the files become more and more fragmented. As a result, the best day with your new computer is probably the first. This app, however, fixes those common problems and will make every day the best…

For that reason, Tune-Up Utilities is the one commercial utility app that I actually think is worth buying. Their ‘1 Click Maintenance’ is all the optimization most people need…

Download a free trial here!

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Which Operating System Is for You?

The well known  Intel Inside slogan  (1990 2003)
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“Everyone likes a good ‘I’m a Mac/I’m a PC’ commercial, but how do you really decide between today’s operating systems?

All the major OSs run on Intel chips, so the playing field has leveled quite a bit. Running multiple operating systems on each computer you own, be it a Mac or a PC, is no big deal these days. Why choose just one?

The field may have leveled, but it’s not flat. The OSs still differ in many ways, not all of which are on the surface.” I use all of the operating systems mentioned in this article interchangeably. The one that holds the least promise is Vista. The most? Ubuntu! It’s the perfect synthesis of Mac and Windows, but it runs on inexpensive Intel based hardware. Click here to read the full article online. Please comment with your experiences!

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Vista Ultimate and Premium Get Price Cuts

“Microsoft has announced price cuts for the two versions of Windows Vista that come with Media Center and other features. Windows Vista Home Premium, the version that adds Aero, Media Center, Tablet support, Meeting Space, SideShow, scheduled backups, DVD Maker, three more games, and high def Movie Maker, drops from $159 for an upgrade to $129, just $30 above the price of the under-powered Home Basic.

Windows Vista Ultimate, the version that has everything in Premium plus Complete PC Backup, Fax & Scan, Remote Desktop, and BitLocker Drive Encryption, drops even further, going from $299 down to $219. The price cuts are only for the versions in retail stores, which is fine, since that’s the version you’d be buying anyways.” LOL…

IMHO, they should pay end users $219 to install it! Upgrading to Vista is one of the biggest mistakes I ever made and the insidious back room deals between hardware manufacturers and Microsoft are reprehensible. On the bright side, Vista was the reason I discovered Ubuntu

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Friday Funny: Happy Halloween!

Get Famous Using Twitter to Market Your Company & Yourself

“Twitter is a social networking and micro-blogging service that can be accessed through your account on their website, on your desktop, by instant messaging and mobile phones. Hundreds of thousands of people and companies, including several presidential candidates, reportedly, are users, although the firm won’t release that information.

What is known about Twitter is that its traffic is increasing rapidly, although it’s still considered a niche site. According to data from Web analytics firm Hitwise, visits to Twitter have more than doubled in the past 3 months and were up 60% in April. Twitter ranked #439 among Social Networks and Forums in late April, but its size is difficult to measure because it has so many ways for access, primarily cell phones.” Click here to read more…

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FREE ONLINE CLASS TODAY AT NOON: Using Google Reader like a Rockstar!

Google Reader Fluid Icon
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I’ve lost track of how many times I’ve posted on the joys of using Google Reader. I consider my use of that tool to be one of the three greatest competitive advantages I have. In seminars I tell people that mastering rss feeds with Google Reader may be the most important skill I learned in the past decade and most of the time the response is crickets chirping…

What is Google Reader and why do I think it’s SOOO important?

“When RSS became a standard for publishing material on the web, the way that we received our information changed very quickly. No longer did users have to go find content; now it could come to them automatically. With the world at their fingertips, something had to be created to sort all of the information. Feed Readers soon started popping up, and power house Google (Google) created their own version.

Google Reader is robust in features, and can be used “out of the box” for those that just want a point and click solution, or tweaked so that power users can play around.” Source: HOW TO: Use Google Reader Like A Rockstar

If you want to know more about how this stuff works, I’ll be doing a FREE ONLINE TRAINING CLASS for the first 200 people who register here for a class at noon central today. So clear your calendar, grab a sandwich from Jimmy John‘s and get smart! Question? Feedback? Leave a comment or use the contact page…

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