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Friday, December 13, 2013

Christmas Time is Here Again

As happens every year, Christmas time has come again and Digital Fruit is working night and day to bring you more Christmas cheer than you can fit in a jumbo gift basket. 

So check back on the site for !ore details and maybe even a new look.  Catch you on the flip side.

Wednesday, November 6, 2013

This Might Be An Inflamatory Post

So, I just had another wonderful experience in Ubuntu today.  I just installed a new update to my powerhouse 13.10 machine today, and when the system reset, something somewhere deep in the bowls of Linux crashed.  My system threw me an error message, very politely informing me that it was sorry it had crashed.  And I went about the rest of my business on my computer, none the worse for wear that a major crash had happened.

When was the last time you could say that about Windows?  A major system failure tends to be just that, a major failure.  You spend countless hours trying to get things to work, or on the phone with tech support, and meanwhile you are losing precious business up hours.  But with Ubuntu, a system error tends to amount to about as much as a sneeze.  You say bless you and move on.

So why haven't more people, and more businesses, adopted Ubuntu as the preferred OS?  Marketing, that's why.  Windows became the dominant OS not because it was the better choice, or it was the most consumer friendly, it got there because of patent rights and marketing, and since this post is about marketing, we'll ignore the part about patents (not necessarily Linux's strong point).

So, I'm posting this rant to tell people that I'm supporting Ubuntu now, and that we will be offering budget PCs to people cheap if they are willing to try the new OS.  Depending on our parts supply line, the should run from about $190-$250, and connect directly to an HDTV or standard monitor.  If you have any questions, just give us a call or drop by the shop.  We will gladly show a demo of Ubuntu to anyone interested.

Till then catch you on the flip side.

Monday, September 16, 2013

Working On Publications

So, I'm working for the moment on coming up with essentially a proof of concept for a Linux gaming magazine, and I've even contacted several of the game studios that have produced the games I'm writing about, and reaction to the idea seems positive.  There's a new blog for the project,, and its already getting views.  I hope to have the writing and things done by the early part of October, pitch the idea to potential advertisers then, and hopefully be online by the second week of November.

Anybody interested in this publication, let me know by email at and send all questions and letters-to-the-editor there, too.  Well, I hope to see you there, and till next time, catch you on the flip side.

Monday, August 12, 2013

Discount OS Install

Digital Fruit will be doing discount OS installs for Ubuntu 64 bit and 32 bit installations if you mention this post and would like to switch over to Ubuntu Linux

Friday, August 9, 2013

New Author on the Scene

So, I'm doing a quick support spot for a friend and customer of Digital Fruit here on the blog today.  Shaun Michael O'Neal is an author and playwright here in Aberdeen, and he's published a novel using the Amazon Createspace we have already extolled here on the blog.

With reviews already posted and all positive comments, I think this book my just be worth a look to any of you sci-fi fans.  The Evil in the Dark, by Shaun Michael O'Neal.  Take a look.

  And till next time, catch you on the flip side.

Saturday, June 29, 2013

Wow Its Been a While

Crazy how fast life flies by when your world is in chaos.  With everything I've had happen this year, nothing has really happened on this blog.  So on to the updates then:

First order of business, Digital Fruit has moved.  We no longer reside on Ruby Ct, so it doesn't make much sense to do business there.  I'm not posting the new address here, but if you need computer work done, or want us to work on an ad spot or commercial,  or maybe you just want to jam out and make some music, then just call Digital Fruit at the number listed on our contacts page.

Friday, March 29, 2013


So, if my ears have heard correctly, T-Mobile stands to shake things up a heck of a lot in the next few months by braking with industry standard and charging people for there phones.  This revolutionary new idea sounds like a bad one, because we are so used to getting free phones, but there is a catch, my friends, there is a catch.  There will be no contract.

That's right ladies and gents, T-Mobile is doing away with the ball and chain, and setting there customers free from expensive-two-year-binding-soul-stealing-contracts.  And what's better is they are moving to a much better pricing model.  All the glorious smart-phone goodness will be had for $50, $60, or $70 a month, depending on the level of service you want.  They will also be giving truly unlimited data, which will win back a lot of there old customers on its own.  And to top it off, you can get a payment plan set up to pay for your phone.

Honestly, as crazy as it sounds, this is almost enough to make me switch to T-Mobile.  The highest price bracket is almost half of a standard cell contract, and that is with adjust 3gb of data.  I think I will wish the best of luck to T-Mobile, and hope they get better tower coverage in my area, as that would be the straw to break the camel's back.

Till next time, catch you on the flip side.

Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Raspberry Pi

So, it finally arrived!  After three whole months of waiting, our first Raspberry Pi has arrived.  After overcoming an unforeseen hurdles, like needing an SD card of at least 2gb or larger to download the OS onto,  we now have it up and running.  We're still scrounging around for a spare keyboard and mouse to use on it.

As we get more images and projects operating on it, we will be posting more tutorials on Raspberry Pi use, so keep your eyes open.

Monday, January 28, 2013

Up and Coming

There hasn't been a lot to report in the month of January.  We've been busy with tech support work, and haven't really had the time to do much else.  Though we are currently working up a six lecture, month by month course we'll be teaching at the South Shore Mall on computer basics.  Other than that, Not much else is going on.

So, just hang in there with us, and hopefully we'll have something new to talk about in February.

Monday, January 7, 2013

Another New Year, We're Still Here

So here we are in 2013, and it is officially the fourth year of Digital Fruit's operation.  Last year was bumpy, but we weathered through it fine.  With a record number of computers worked on, the Digital Fruit Small Business Conference, and work on launching a record label, we've had one heck of a year.

Even though the blog got kind of neglected, (sorry), things are moving onward and upward.  We will be having another Digital Fruit Small Business Conference, and our first video games should be available this year.  We have more office space too, so there is some room for the tech support area to grow as well.

So drop us a line and say hi, come check out our projects, or let us help you with your computer problems.  This is our fourth year, and we're still here.