Thursday, October 16, 2008

Pinoy Business Idea: Ubuntu Internet Cafe

Planning to start your own internet cafe for an initial investment of as low as P35,000.00?
That's 5 computers for P35,000 only.
Seriously? Yup. It is an offering from that would help Filipino entrepreneurs start up their own small business.

Why so cheap? By using open-source software (take note: not M$ Windows), you take all those unnecessary software costs out.
This type of business would be perfect targetting those people who go to cafes simply to surf the Net or do some encoding.

With an expected 5 to 6 months return of investment period (as their site claims), it would be easy to recover your investements.

Personal Notes:
If you have doubts regarding the Ubuntu operating software, worry no more. I have experienced using Ubuntu and one thing I could say is... it's great! (Once they make installing games user-friendly, there would be no reason to use Windows ever again.)

Great and cool-looking user interface... and it's FREE!
Say no to piracy, switch to open source.

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

UPCAT The Movie Trailer

Ramon Carlo Olivarez is directing a movie that details the stories of people with their dreams of entering the state university.
The trailer was released on Youtube a few days ago and it promises to be an amusing film.
Probably a great way to celebrate the University of the Philippine's 100th year anniversary.

To view the UPCAT Movie trailer, click play on the embedded video.
Flash required.

Best viewed using Mozilla Firefox

Friday, October 10, 2008

Google Maps now in the Philippines

The Philippines is the first Southeast Asian nation to have the Google maps application.
With Google Map Maker, Pinoys would be able to take advantage of the information that is shared by other users. Even though you really can't have a perfect map, Google will be banking on locals who have relevant information about their area.