Sunday, August 25, 2013

EDGEKIT: Sole OpenBSD Support and Consultancy Provider in the Philippines

In our passion and commitment to provide the best platform on which small- and medium-scale businesses should build their simple, secure and functional infrastructure, we at EDGEKIT Computer Systems are very happy and proud to announce that we are the sole OpenBSD support and consultancy provider in the Philippines as shown here, and we're very grateful to Sir Ariel Licas's blog for featuring us.

We have worked with and loved OpenBSD for some time now that we could sing the Beatles song "Two of Us", feeling the deep connection with the lines:
You and I have memories
Longer than the road that stretches out ahead
Along with that passion and commitment, OpenBSD is one of the core foundation on which we built our Weapon of Choice technology stack.

Contact us now for your free consultation.

Saturday, August 17, 2013

Rise of the Personal Server

When Microsoft formulated the vision "A Computer in Every Home", they were acknowledging that the personal computing for the masses started by the likes of Apple was indeed an underpowered platform that will eventually work with and depend on far and away more powerful mainframes and supercomputers.

The late Steve Jobs and NeXT developed the platform called the personal workstation, arguably one of the most revolutionary and little known shift in computing history.

Here are EDGEKIT, we observed the rise of the personal server.

Friday, August 16, 2013

EDGEKIT: Official PostgreSQL Professional Service Provider in the Philippines

It's official and we're very proud to announce that EDGEKIT Computer Systems is now one of the recognized PostgreSQL professional services and support provider in Asia in general and specifically in the Philippines as listed here.

In our quest for designing and developing simple, secure and functional solutions, we have come to rely on and firmly believe in PostgreSQL that it became one of the foundation of our "Weapon of Choice" technology stack.

We will further our commitment to and exclusive support for PostgreSQL by providing high-quality installation, configuration, administration, and application design and development services.

Contact us now for your free consultation.

Tuesday, August 13, 2013

Entrepreneurial Journey Starter Kit

It's an old and overused cliche that "a journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step" but nothing could be further from the truth when it comes to starting and running your startup business, and here are some of the pointers I came across recently that I hope you would find valuable.

But first a teaser clip:

Monday, August 5, 2013

A Brief Date with Windows 8

As a gift from my sister, I was able to buy a new laptop, and I can say I got a bargain with an HP ProBook 4445s; with nice specs and clean design, I call it my weapon of choice and am very happy with it. Depending on how you look at it, blessed or cursed, it's already installed with Windows 8.

For me it was a blessing, at least initially, since it's been some time since I last used a legitimate copy of Windows, add to that this is a brand new version, so support for new and related software is abundant. This is the first Windows version I used where I never encountered the dreaded and legendary its-a-feature-not-a-bug BSOD aka Blue Screen of Death, but it doesn't mean I never force rebooted it, there were still instances when it hangs but it was rare and the incidents were far in between. Frankly, I was starting to doubt whether free and open source platforms, like the gazillion GNU/Linux-based distributions and BSDs, will have anything worthwhile to offer when Windows 8 and its stability and performance improved.

Having no access to other legitimate proprietary software, I opted to use free and open source applications like LibreOffice, GIMP, Inkscape and the like. This is where PortableApps really shine and make the use of Windows 8 pleasurable for the time being.