Infrastructure Linux News for Oct 25, 2010
7 of the Best Free Linux Online Backup Solutions (2010-10-25 23:02:00)
LinuxLinks: "To provide an insight into the
quality of remote backup services, we have compiled a list of 7
online backup solutions. We have ranked them in our order of
preference, with Dropbox carrying our highest recommendation.
Hopefully, there will be something of interest here for anyone who
wants to keep their data safe."
10 Tips for Tricking Out and Optimizing your Android Smartphone (2010-10-25 21:32:00)
Enterprise Mobile Today: "I've found that being
a satisfied Android user is not just about the apps -- settings,
configuration and accessories can make an enormous difference. Here
are 10 practical tips that will enhance your complete Android
Google Revamps Privacy Practices Following Wi-Fi Snag (2010-10-25 20:32:00)
eSecurity Planet: "Alan Eustace, Google's
senior vice president of product and engineering, said that most of
the information that was collected was "fragmentary," but that in
some cases the Street View cars intercepted entire emails,
passwords and URLs from unencrypted Wi-Fi networks, the
On a tour of YALI (2010-10-25 19:32:00)
LinuxBSDos: "YALI, Yet Another Linux Installer,
is the installation program of Pardus, a desktop-oriented Linux
distribution with roots in the National Research Institute of
Electronics and Cryptology (UEKAE), Turkey. The next stable release
of Pardus will be Pardus 2011."
Most Touch Screen ebook Readers Run on Linux (2010-10-25 19:02:00)
Steaming Open Cup: "Want to go on an
ebook-reading marathon for two weeks? You don't need an iPad. All
you need is a decent touch screen ebook reader. They can last more
than 10 days (not just 10 hours) and, thanks to e-ink technology,
so will your eyes."
Linux Virtualization Performance Of Ubuntu 8.04 LTS Through Ubuntu 10.10 (2010-10-25 18:02:00)
Phoronix: "Earlier this month we delivered
Ubuntu 10.10 benchmarks from some different hardware comparing the
performance of this "Maverick Meerkat" release to that of Ubuntu
9.10 and 10.04.1 LTS. The results were interesting, but since then
we have had the time to complete additional tests."
The Small Wonder: Belkin's Connect N150 Wifi Router is Linux-Friendly (2010-10-25 17:32:00)
Acrossad: "Yesterday, I stopped by my local
Walmart to buy a wireless router for my network. I wanted something
small with good performance, a good price, and compatible with
Blender 2.5: Creating a UV Texture (2010-10-25 17:02:00)
Packt: "Many times, objects contain numerous
attributes that define how they look, and they're not always
perfectly uniform in relation to the object. For example, a used
paint can would have paint dripping down the sides of the
can—if we were creating this can in 3D, we'd have to tell
Blender that there is a specific spot on our 3D mesh that contains
different attributes than the rest of the mesh."
Antec 300 Computer Case Quick Review (2010-10-25 16:02:00)
Linux Planet: "What goes inside a computer case
matters more than the case-- but a nice case is a pleasure to use,
and it runs quieter and cooler. Here's a quick look at the
excellent Antec 300."
What does caret (^) in Ubuntu's apt-get command mean? (2010-10-25 14:32:00)
Shantanu's Technophilic Musings: "If you have
come across a tutorial or just someone on a forum who tells you to
install something in Debian/Ubuntu that involves using apt-get, it
is ok for you but when they tell you that you need to use a caret
symbol (^) at the end, that's where you become curious."
Desktop Linux: The Presstitutes Strike Again! (2010-10-25 13:32:00)
Eye On Linux: "A columnist at PC World recently pushed this hoary old chestnut in a column entitled "Desktop Linux: The Dream is Dead." Ugh."
digiKam Tricks eBook (2010-10-25 12:47:00)
Digikam: "When I started covering digiKam on my
Scribbles and Snaps blog, I did it mostly to document features I
personally found useful for my photographic needs. Surprisingly,
the blog articles turned out to be rather popular with other
digiKam users, so I kept covering digiKam's nifty features as I
Linux: What Makes Linux Compelling to Use? (2010-10-25 12:03:00)
The ERACC Web Log: "Almost all Linux based
articles that try to "sell" Linux do so by comparing Linux to some
other operating system. Not one of these articles I have seen
recently attempts to market Linux on its own merits."
Preview: Linux Mint 10 "Julia" GNOME RC (2010-10-25 07:03:00)
Das U-Blog by Prashanth: "For the few years
that I've been reading software news and reading about new Ubuntu
releases, I don't think I've ever seen one that's generated as much
talk and/or hype as version 10.10 "Maverick Meerkat"; this is
rather anticlimactic as well considering that this version isn't
close to as revolutionary as version 10.04 LTS "Lucid Lynx"
Nine questions for a great Linux Day (or any other moment) (2010-10-25 03:03:00)
Zona-M: "The organizers of the first Linux
presentation in an Italian shopping center asked me to prepare a
short list of questions to hand out to all the visitors of that
shopping center. They specifically asked for short, very simple
questions that would fit in one page and help everybody"