What’s a Portable App & Why Does it Matter? . . .

Interesting article for Windows & Linux users alike.   Each Operating System has “Portable Apps” which have several differences when compared to standard “Installed Apps” . . . so see the write up at HTG’s website for details – including pros & cons.

OTG article re Portable Apps

The End of App Stores is Rapidly Approaching . . . . (?)

Interesting article in the link below.   The premise is that a newer type of webapp is coming to the fore . . PWA’s (Progressive Web Apps).

At this time, I’m somewhat skeptical that App Stores can be replaced that easily.   It’s more likely there will be a hybrid combo of methods to install and manage apps.

End of Apps Stores?

Yet more “Linux” capability being added to Windows & ChromeOS . .

Every few months now, Google and Microsoft continue to add Linux features and capabilities to allow developers AND users to take advantage of Linux features (like built in superior networking tools and vastly improved security from malware, etc.).

Also, Malware management & risk of hacking inside corporations/govt’s is becoming one of the main drivers to switch away from old legacy Windows code.  In fact, Windows maintenance is such MS is no longer even trying to maintain and update many areas of the Windows code base.

Most IT pros are now predicting MS will either do their own Linux distro (to completely replace Windows) . . . or . . . will buy Suse, Redhat or Canonical and leave the main OS to them, while MS builds tools to allow users to seamlessly run either OS or cross platform programs.

Link to OTC blog about Linux growth

OmahaTechConnect (OTC) – Meeting Agenda Sat. May 11, 2019

AGENDA for OTC meeting on Saturday, May 11, 2019:

  • Tech Update Roundtable Discussion . . .

including Q & A from our members . . . for example, has anyone “upgraded” their installed distros?   Like upgrading from Xenial Xerus (16.04 LTS to Bionic Beaver (18.04 LTS) . . . or even to one of the 6 month interim releases like Ubuntu 19.04 (Disco Dingo).

  • Installing an Ubuntu based distro on portable SSD media

including bootloader and disk management tips (we will watch a couple or three youtube videos by knowledgeable linux users)