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Linux News for Feb 11, 2013

  • Android Apps to Secure Your Device Data (Feb 11, 2013, 23:00)
    Webopedia: Do you need to secure your Android device? From password managers to finding a lost or stolen device, here are three Android security apps worth checking out.

  • Customise Your Ubuntu Desktop With The Unity Tweak Tool (Feb 11, 2013, 19:00)
    Lifehacker: If you want to tweak Ubuntu's Unity interface more to your liking, the Unity Tweak Tool is for you. It gives you everything you need to make your desktop truly yours.

  • Ubuntu Invites Phone Makers to Cheat on Google (Feb 11, 2013, 15:00)
    MIT Technology Review: A mobile version of the world's most widely used Linux operating system shows promise, but it will face stiff competition.

  • 18 Tar Command Examples in Linux (Feb 11, 2013, 14:00)
    Tecmint: The main purpose of this guide is to provide various tar command examples that might be helpful you to understand and become expert in tar archive manipulation.

  • Arch Linux - Day 6 of 20 days of SCALE (Feb 11, 2013, 13:00)
    Adventures and lessons in the life of a Computer Guy: In today's post in my prep for my yearly weekend at the Southern California Linux Expo (SCALE) I’m going to cover the subject of Arch Linux.

  • Linux Foundation releases Windows Secure Boot fix (Feb 11, 2013, 12:00)
    ZDNet: At long last, the Linux Foundation fix to Windows 8 Secure Boot lock-in is out, but it's not ready for ordinary users yet and not all Linux desktop fans are happy about it.

  • The Perfect Desktop - Fedora 18 XFCE (Feb 11, 2013, 11:00)
    HowtoForge: This tutorial shows how you can set up a Fedora 18 desktop (with the XFCE desktop environment) that is a full-fledged replacement for a Windows desktop.

  • Android Foundation is Built On A Bed Of Gingerbread and Ice Cream With Latest OS Numbers (Feb 11, 2013, 10:00)
    Forbes: While users do not always have the smooth (and prompted) path to the latest Android OS that is available to iOS users, Google and their partners have worked hard to contain the fragmentation issue.

  • GeoBases, data services and visualization (Feb 11, 2013, 08:00)
    GeoBases: This project provides tools to play with geographical data. It also works with non-geographical data, except for map visualizations.

  • Android shines as a mobile platform (Feb 11, 2013, 05:00)
    SCTimes: Google Play's continued growth shows how far Android has come.

  • The Next Generation of Open Source Smart Grid (Feb 11, 2013, 02:00)
    GreenGridTech: Of course, the open-source software developed by Department of Energy labs, federal power authorities like TVA, and other public entities tends to start out as a way to model experiments, store data or other such research functions.