Inside System Storage -- by Tony Pearson

Tony Pearson Tony Pearson is a Master Inventor and Senior IT Specialist for the IBM System Storage product line at the IBM Executive Briefing Center in Tucson Arizona, and featured contributor to IBM's developerWorks. In 2011, Tony celebrated his 25th year anniversary with IBM Storage on the same day as the IBM's Centennial. He is author of the Inside System Storage series of books. This blog is for the open exchange of ideas relating to storage and storage networking hardware, software and services. You can also follow him on Twitter @az990tony.
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1 guidomar commented Permalink

Shall I consider that "Linux" won't be a valid reply for your grandmother? If she's willing to try it I recommend "Linux Mint Xfce". It's lightweight, it's user friendly and it wraps it all in a quite nice GUI. <div>&nbsp;</div> Now regarding music I daresay the cloud is your best option. The two best choices I found yet are Google Music and Droptunes. <div>&nbsp;</div> In any case Droptunes would require you to have a Dropbox account. And unless you were paying for the service your storage constrains would persist. <div>&nbsp;</div> Given the laptop would be plugged all of the time, and presuming you could get a persistent connection, you could listen all of the music you want with almost no penalty on the system resources. <div>&nbsp;</div> Hope my opinion will be of use to you. <div>&nbsp;</div> Regards

2 MichaelOrr commented Permalink

Hey Tony!! I would recommend using msconfig to disable unecessary programs to speed up boot tiome. <div>&nbsp;</div> Start-&gt;Run-&gt; type: msconfig <br /> Then go to the" startup" tab and start disabling :) <div>&nbsp;</div> Cheers!

3 TonyPearson commented Permalink

Guidomar, <br /> I am not opposed to installing Linux, Chrome OS, or any other OS. Certainly, your ideas for using the Cloud is a worth investigating! <br /> -- Tony

4 TonyPearson commented Permalink

Michael, <br /> Thanks. This would be good to do on her PC as well. <br /> -- Tony

5 VicenteMoranta commented Permalink

Is this a problem that is solved with an iPod?

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