If you're the type of person who installs Ubuntu's server edition, you're also likely the sort of person who knows how to configure network settings. For most distributions, especially those based on Debian, the process is a bit strange, but familiar. more>>
Although AutoCAD is the champion of the computer-aided design world,
some alternatives are worth looking into. In fact,
even a few open-source options manage to pack some decent
features into an infinitely affordable solution.
I am an impulse domain buyer. I tend to purchase silly names for simple sites that only serve the purpose of an inside joke. The thing about impulse-buying a domain is that DNS propagation generally takes a day or so, and setting up a Web site with a virtual hostname can be delayed while you wait for your Web site address to go "live". more>>
Whether you love Apple products or think they are abominations, it's hard to beat iPods when it comes to audiobooks. They remember your place, support chapters and even offer speed variations on playback. Thanks to programs like Banshee and Amarok, syncing most iPod devices (especially the older iPod Nanos, which are perfect audiobook players) is simple and works out of the box. more>>
One of the great things about independent game companies is that they realize
Linux gamers exist—and we're willing to spend money. Frozenbyte is
the indie game developer that brought us
Survivor and Trine. Frozenbyte was kind enough to send me a review copy of
its newest release, Trine 2.
In 2006, the family computer on which our digital photographs were stored
had a hard drive failure. Because I'm obsessed with backups, it shouldn't
have been a big deal, except that my backups had been silently failing
for months. Although I certainly learned a lesson about verifying my backups,
I also realized it would be nice to have an off-site storage location
for our photos.
Plex always has been the Mac-friendly offshoot of XBMC. I've never considered using an Apple product for my home media center, so I've never really put much thought into it. Things have changed recently, however, and now the folks behind Plex have given the Linux community an awesome media server. more>>
Somewhere between the world of SMS messages and voice calling is the land of two-way push-to-talk technology. Some cell-phone providers have this feature as an option for select phones, which makes your 2012-era cell phone act like a CB radio from the 1970s. more>>
I remember the first time I tried to install Quake on Linux. I was so excited to have a native "real" game to play, that I couldn't grab my installation CD fast enough. Unfortunately, I didn't really take good care of my media, and the CD was too scratched to read. more>>
E-books are currently quite a hot topic in the publishing world. Heck, for the past few months, it's been quite a hot topic here as well! Thankfully, digital publication doesn't have to mean proprietary formats and DRM-laden files. more>>
If you're interested in how much energy your electronics use, it's hard to find a device better than a Kill A Watt—except maybe the Kill A Watt EZ! P3 International now offers model P4600, which provides the same features as its predecessor, but it also automatically calculates device cost per day, week, month or year. more>>
Nuvola Player (formerly known as google-music-frame) is a Linux
application that integrates cloud-based music services into your Linux
desktop. I've tested it only with Google Music, but Nuvola now supports
Google Music, Grooveshark, Hype Machine and 8tracks. It also supports
If you are disgruntled by the new interfaces provided by recent
distribution releases, namely GNOME 3 and Unity, you might want to take a
look at Cinnamon. With its traditional feel and extreme theme-ability,
Cinnamon is a desktop interface bound to spice up anyone's computer. more>>
I've mentioned before that I keep my entire e-book collection in my
Dropbox folder, and I can access it anywhere I have a Web connection. I
didn't come up with the idea myself; instead, I shamelessly stole
the idea from Bill Childers. I suspect he stole it from someone else,
so feel free to steal the idea from me.
A few weeks back, I was whining that although Doctor
Who was available
on Amazon Prime streaming, I didn't have any way to watch it on my
television. Thankfully, my friend Richard Servello pointed me to
the bluecop repo for XBMC. Not only does bluecop support Amazon Prime
streaming, but it also has add-ons for Hulu and countless other
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.