8 Tools I Use To Run My Online Business

8 Tools I Use To Run My Online Business

You can go broke buying software to do everything you need to on your computer.  I choose Linux as my operating platform and all of my software is open source and free.  It is reliable, fast and stable,  somthing I did not get with windows.  I looked at Macbook but passed because of price.

Laptop: Toshiba Satellite L455-S5009 Laptop

Operating System: Ubuntu 10.04 LTS – the Lucid Lynx

The Toshiba Laptop is a good preformer with 4 gig of memory and 320 gig hardrive. It is able to handle all of my internet and processing needs.  If you intend to do alot of video editing do not buy this laptop.  It does not have the power to handle those needs.  Other than that it is a great laptop for the price.

The Linux operation system is a joy to work with, simply it just works.  You don’t have to reboot or deal with freezing programs.  It doesn’t need anti-virus or firewall either.   I have been very pleased with the performance, stablility and reliablity.  The boot up time is less than a minute and shut down is less than 6 seconds.

Programs I use:

Open Office

Firefox Browser



Cam Studio

Headway Themes

I try and use as many Cloud Based Services (browser based) as I can, that way I can update my blog and affiliate sites from any computer anywhere.

This is just a short list of my most important software tools.  If you have an addition, let me know in the comments below.

5 Responses to 8 Tools I Use To Run My Online Business

  1. Hey Todd,

    I have a custom computer I bought more than 7 years ago and it works fine for video editing. I think it's more about which software you use for editing than what type of hardware you have installed in your computer.

    However, it is important to have higher than average computer parts as video is just a collection of pictures.

    I'm running dual core processor at 3.0 ghz, 2.5 GB of dual channel RAM and 200 GB of hard disk space.

    I switched to linux ubuntu also about 3 months ago for my d610 laptop. It runs great as has not slowed down like Windows XP does.


    • I have been running Linux for over a year now and It has not slowed down. It runs as fast a the day I installed it. I am very pleased with the performance.

  2. Todd,

    How are the editing tools for screencast-o-matic? I assume its not as robust as camtasia but does it do the majority of what you want to such as zooming in or blurring out private info?


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