Adobe Systems, the world's leading supplier of graphical software, is gradually
shifting its business to a subscription model, baiting customers with features
and tools available only to Creative Cloud subscribers. more>>
We have a webinar coming up this week -- this one is all about storage. Join us Thursday, March 28, 4:00 P.M. Eastern Time (8:00 P.M. GMT). The webinar is free to all. Register now at http://lnxjr.nl/ANSYSsim328. more>>
We're looking for quick blurbs about what you've done with Raspberry Pi. If you send us a quick description, and maybe a photo, we'll pick our favorites and publish them in our upcoming Raspberry Pi issue!
Spring Break is upon us, and the destination of choice for geeks to take their annual spring sojourn is the South by Southwest Interactive Festival in Austin. Not all those who wish to go will get the expense approved and instead will end up stuck sifting through a barrage of blog posts and event hashtags in order to get their SXSW fix. more>>
At some point in the early 2000s, I got my wife a Nokia phone with a keyboard,
so we could text each other. It was a great little phone, not hard to use or
understand, but she texted me only once with it, to send the word
in late 2007, not long after the iPhone came out, she told me she wanted one.
Get Your Geek On! TrueAbility is excited to announce their SXSW Linux Showdown, a competitive contest for Linux IT professionals during SXSW 2013. Taking place from March 8 to 15, the Linux Showdown is an opportunity for contestants to show off their Linux skills and compete for numerous geek themed prizes as well as coveted leader board positions. more>>
The feedback I've gotten on my "Taming the Tablet" column in issue 226 has been amazing. Thanks to everyone who has sent me their tablet setup, their experiences, and their thanks. It makes writing my column feel more like a conversation than a lecture. :)
My first quality time with Aaron Swartz was at the last Comdex, in the Fall of 2002. He had just turned 16, but looked about 10. His old Mac laptop featured a screen with no working backlight. Only he could read it, which he rationalized, with a smile, as a "security precaution." When I asked him about school, he said he had moved on. more>>
That's always been the case for me. I'm a map freak. I own hundreds of
paper maps in various specialties, plus many atlases, books on geography,
geology and other geo-obsessions. But I'm no longer an edge case, because
maps are proving to be essential on smartphones, which today approaches a
billion or more people. Digital maps on phones are now among the core
portfolio of smartphone apps, alongside voice, text, calendar and contacts.
What could be more mobile about a phone than a map to help the user look
things up and get around?
I'm writing this in an Amsterdam apartment we rented for the weekend
through AirBNB. The main reason we chose this place wasn't comfort or
convenience. It was connectivity. This apartment was relatively cheap
(about a quarter or a third of the price of a three-star hotel), but reports said
the Internet connection was good.
I had the opportunity to test drive a friend's Asus (Google) Nexus 7, the latest entry into the tablet space. It has an attractive price point, a clear display and most of the tools that you would expect from a tablet. But despite this, there are some serious limitations that might have you think twice about adopting this device as your go to tablet. more>>
As Linux continues to play an ever increasing role in corporate data centers and institutions, ensuring the integrity and protection of these systems must be a priority. With 60% of the world's websites and an increasing share of organization's mission-critical workloads running on Linux, failing to stop malware and other advanced threats on Linux can increasingly impact an organization's reputation and bottom line.
Most companies incorporate backup procedures for critical data, which can be restored quickly if a loss occurs. However, fewer companies are prepared for catastrophic system failures, in which they lose all data, the entire operating system, applications, settings, patches and more, reducing their system(s) to “bare metal.” After all, before data can be restored to a system, there must be a system to restore it to.
In this one hour webinar, learn how to enhance your existing backup strategies for better disaster recovery preparedness using Storix System Backup Administrator (SBAdmin), a highly flexible bare-metal recovery solution for UNIX and Linux systems.