Thursday, July 30, 2009

Linux Shutdown Management

Everything you need to know about shutting down and rebooting Linux from the command line.

Linux Shutdown Management

Wednesday, July 29, 2009

10 outstanding Linux backup utilities - Program - Linux - Builder AU

A dependable backup tool is not a luxury — everyone needs to have one. But that doesn’t mean you need to spend a fortune to get the feature set that meets your needs.

Whether you’re in the IT industry or you're a computer power user, you need to have a backup tool at the ready. With this tool, you will need scheduled backups, one-time backups, local backups, remote backups, and many other features.

Plenty of proprietary solutions are out there. Some of them are minimal and cost effective, while others are feature-rich and costly. The open source community is no stranger to the world of backups. Here are 10 excellent backup solutions for the Linux operating system. In fact, some of these are actually cross platform and will back up Linux, Windows and/or Mac.


10 outstanding Linux backup utilities - Program - Linux - Builder AU

Monday, July 27, 2009

Linux LiveCD Router Firewall Software Appliance

Linux LiveCD Router - free Speed-up your Internet connection ! Linux LiveCD Router allows you to share, firewall, balance and optimize your broadband connection. You can use ADSL, Cable Modem, USB 3G Cards, T1, Dial-Up, WiFi.

Can balance and backup multiple ISPs and connections. Includes traffic priority settings for VoIP and other apps. Can avoid ISP traffic limiting. free download!

Features



  • Share and Firewall your broadband or dedicated Internet connection






  • Includes Firewall Shorewall and Masquerading (NAT)






  • Does not require any installation. It is a LiveCD, your computer simply boots straight from the CD (or flash disk). Does not require a hard disk






  • Supports ADSL, Cablemodem, USB 3G Cards, T1, Dial-Up, WiFi






  • Traffic Control, QoS WonderShaper






  • DHCP Client and Server






  • Remote SSH administration






  • Secure Internet Access using OpenVPN






  • Can balance 2 internet connections (multi ISP)






  • Ideal for high speed (5 mbps+) adsl lines - since most WAN ports on integrated routers do not support 5 mbps+ speeds






  • Use standard and low cost computer, networking and wifi hardware






  • Linux Software compatible with Windows and Mac Networks






  • Boot from USB flash new


  • Download it now Free!

    Download LiveCD-Router-20.iso (90 MBytes) (does not include the web management interface) free download!
    You simply download it and burn it to a CDrom. Then you just boot it and use it. No need to install!
    README Changelog Documentation FAQ Subscribe to new releases

    Linux LiveCD Router Firewall Software Appliance

    Saturday, July 18, 2009

    Fresh Free Open Source Games for Linux, Windows and Mac 2009 Edition

    A little more than a year has passed since cyberpunkcafe.com created the original "Fresh Free Open Source Games for Linux and Windows list". Which is a list that showcases the new and ongoing development of great free open source games. During the past year developers have been relentlessly pounding out new games and adding to their existing code base all in an effort to entertain the gamers.

    So without further ado i would like to introduce the "fresh free open source games list 2009 edition". Once again this is not your average top 10 Linux, windows and mac games list. Most games on this list are in a beta /stable state so they will be totally playable. The majority of these games are cross platform so everyone will be able to enjoy. If anyone knows of any more fresh free open source games that we should should be showcasing in the next list or adding to this one, please send us an email at suggestions@cyberpunkcafe.com and we will try to make sure it makes the list.

    Before we get on with the list cyberpunkcafe.com would like to thank all developers for the great entertainment and joy they have brought everyone though there ongoing efforts.

    Once again here are the fresh free games in no particular order at Cyber Punk Cafe.

    Build Your Own Open-Source DVR | Hack N Mod

    An oldie but a goodie, this tutorial shows you how to build a nice DVR, using open source software, a PC and a TV tuner card, perfect for those who wish to record and save video without the hassles of DRM. Essentially, it’s like building your own Tivo to record and playback your favorite shows on demand.

    First things first, depending on your budget you either need to dedicate a PC to the task or use old hardware you have lying around; but beware that you need a beefier system if you plan on recording several streams at the same time. If money is not a problem, ideally you would get a low-noise living room case and start from the ground up but just about any 2-3 year old system will do.
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    Then you need to pick out a TV tuner card. Head over to MythTV’s compatibility site to make sure the card works with the system, but anything with DVB Linux drivers will work. After you’ve lined up the hardware, head over to MythTV’s site and download the their latest ISO, burn onto a CD and start installing.
    MythTV is an all-inclusive Linux distro which handles every aspect of the DVR system, but there are other variants that work on OS X and Windows. It has a 10-foot interface, which means that it works perfect from a distance, such as your couch. I would also recommend getting a wireless remote, but a regular keyboard and mouse will do just fine.
    Once you’ve set everything up, you will have a very powerful DVR, with remote recording capabilities, DVD playback and archiving features, amongst other TiVo lacking functions. Don’t forget to subscribe to HacknMod and stay updated with daily hacks.

    Build Your Own Open-Source DVR | Hack N Mod

    Sunday, July 12, 2009

    GNOME + Do = Crazy Delicious

    Simple, sleek, swift, smart. Do.

    GNOME Do allows you to quickly search for many items present on your desktop or the web, and perform useful actions on those items.

    GNOME Do is inspired by Quicksilver & GNOME Launch Box.

    Download Do


    GNOME + Do = Crazy Delicious

    Ubuntu Tweak--Let's tweak ubuntu!

    Ubuntu Tweak is an application designed to config Ubuntu easier for everyone.

    It provided many usefull desktop and system options that the default desktop environment isn’t provided.

    At present, It is only designed for Ubuntu GNOME Desktop, and often follows the newest Ubuntu distribution.

    LICENSE

    Ubuntu Tweak is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the terms of the GNU General Public License as published by the Free Software Foundation. More information can see at the the package’s LICENSE.

    Features of Ubuntu Tweak

    • View of Basic System Information(Distribution, Kernel, CPU, Memory, etc.)
    • GNOME Session Control
    • Auto Start Program Control
    • Qucik install common usded applications
    • A lot of third-party sources to keep application up-to-date
    • Clean unneeded packages or cache to free the disk space
    • Show/Hide and Change Splash screen
    • Show/Hide desktop icons or Mounted Volumes
    • Show/Hide/Rename Computer, Home, Trash icon or Network icon
    • Tweak Metacity Window Manager’s Style and Behavior
    • Compiz Fusion settings, Screen Edge Settings, Window Effects Settings, Menu Effect Settings
    • Set the Shortcuts to let qucikly access your favourite applications
    • GNOME Panel Settings
    • Nautilus Settings
    • Advanced Power Management Settings
    • System Security Settings


    Ubuntu Tweak--Let's tweak ubuntu!

    Top 10 Apps that Boosts Ubuntu’s User Experience

    1) Ubuntu Tweak

    Ubuntu Tweak allows changing all the itsy-bitsy pieces of Ubuntu desktop OS. It is the equivalent of TweakUI for Windows. You can achieve the same results by using the gconf-editor tool in Ubuntu. Ubuntu Tweak also helps install third-party upgrades in a simpler fashion so it definitely gives a new boost to your clumsy Ubuntu desktop and increases UserExperience.

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    2) Screenlets

    The Screenlets application provides access to hundreds of Google Gadgets and other open source widgets, like Remember the Milk or Google Calendar. Ubuntu can also hide the Screenlets until a key is pressed – to get it done you will also need to install the compizconfig-settings-manager package.

    This is what they say:

    Screenlets are small owner-drawn applications (written in Python) that can be described as “the virtual representation of things lying/standing around on your desk”. Sticknotes, clocks, rulers, … the possibilities are endless.

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    3) Handbrake

    Handbrake works with the VLC media player to rip a DVD into a video format file.

    This is what they say:

    HandBrake is an open-source, GPL-licensed, multiplatform, multithreaded video transcoder

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    4) Yakuake

    Yakuake is a terminal application with tabbing features that is fast with custom coloring and shading and offers an integrated experience. It has been coded for KDE-based systems but it will run on Ubuntu. You may want to make this program start up with system startup.

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    UPDATE: They are updating their website which currently says:

    The website is under heavy construction. Please be patient! The version 3.0 of YaKuake is on its way with great new features.

    5) UNetbootin

    UNetbootin turns any Linux operating system distribution into something that boots from a USB stick. You can custom-make your own operating system with a chosen kernel and UNetbootin makes the process very easy.

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    6) Songbird

    Songbird is an attractive and adaptable music app for Ubuntu. It can manage your iPod, grab album art, play streaming web tracks and has a host of add-ons that are able to mash up web data and you may also customize how this app looks and feels.

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    7) Conky

    This application is controlled by text files and you can mix and match the features and data you want displayed. Conky can make available any data you want on the desktop and can keep it updated.

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    8 ) VirtualBox

    VirtualBox provides a trimmed-down version of XP that is easy for a newbie yet very customizable as a taskbar in your Ubuntu desktop is much like VMWare but the only difference is that it’s OpenSource. Its primarily for the enterprise users but could be used on any machine for virtualizing. So if you are not yet ready for migration to Ubuntu then you can get a taste of it by installing it on top on VirtualBox i.e. your virtualized Ubuntu experience.

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    9) DropBox

    DropBox integrates as a folder in your home directory and synchronizes the files with a 2 GB free account and offers access and notifications from system tray.

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    10) GNOME Do

    GNOME Do is a productivity tool and application launcher for Ubuntu. You can assign keyboard shortcuts to open applications, use terminal commands, update Twitter, etc. GNOME Do also includes a desktop clock.

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    Top 10 Apps that Boosts Ubuntu’s User Experience | ProgrammerFish - Everything that's programmed!

    Linux games - Lots of great choices

    All right, it's time to talk about Linux games, once again.

    In this article, I'm going to present a whole variety of Linux games, across a range of genres. I'm going to review several titles in detail, complete with screenshots and grades. Next, I will talk about non-native Linux games, which can still be enjoyed using certain tools and methods. We will talk about the tools and methods, too. We'll also talk about mini-games that come bundled with distributions, Flash games, online game repositories, and more.

    It should be interesting. If you're a gamer, spend 5-6 minutes of your time reading. I promise you, you'll like it.

    So, if you are new to Linux and wondering if you can enjoy games on Linux, the answer is: very much so yes. Follow me.

    First, a philosophical intro ...

    Linux gaming is kind of a black sheep of the open-source world, a thoroughly under-appreciated and under-advertised part of the Linux sphere. Which is a shame, because most computer users, especially younger people, are quite interested in computer games and would do a lot for these games, including mastering a whole new operating system, if it promised them free, high-quality games.

    Today, Linux gaming lags far behind Windows and keeps many people from trying out Linux for just this reason. A few years ago, the main obstacle was the choice of software, the hardware compatibility and the difficulty of installation. Now that these issues are slowly and successfully being solved, a new major issue arises - the gaming.

    Personally, I have no problem with playing games on both Windows and Linux, as I believe that users should be able to enjoy the best of both worlds, but the gaming is currently highly unbalanced, in favor of Windows. A part of this inequality can also be blamed on public relations.

    Many Linux users do not put up enough effort advertising Linux gaming. It exists. And it's quite good. It is not yet its counterpart in the Windows world, but it's getting better and better daily. There are more games, better games, being created for Linux all the time.

    So let's see what a Linux gamer should expect from his/her box!


    Linux games - Lots of great choices

    Could you switch over to being 100% open source? | Hardware 2.0 | ZDNet.com

    Whether it’s down to the sagging economy or the slow but inevitable death of XP, I’m hearing from many people who are looking to jump off the Microsoft software bandwagon and pitch up with the FOSS (Free and Open Source Software) movement. But could you realistically move your home or business PCs over to open source software and make a 100% switch?

    This question intrigues me, and I think that ultimately there’s no one-size-fits-all answer to it. I think that some people could, others can’t, and others could, but simply won’t.

    At one end of the spectrum you have the home user who spends 90% of their PC time on the Internet. These folks could switch to FOSS in a heartbeat. Even if they do more, like write lists, maybe compile a few reports, and maybe even mess about with photos and a bit of video, switching to FOSS would be a doddle.

    Could you switch over to being 100% open source?

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    At the other end of the spectrum you have large corporations running highly-complex systems. For these entities, changing anything is a major issue.

    Then you have everyone else.

    Read full article here: Could you switch over to being 100% open source? | Hardware 2.0 | ZDNet.com

    60 Best Ubuntu Themes | A New Morning

    I recently had a chance to install Ubuntu on my home PC and since I’m a fan of good themes and love to customize my desktop, I started searching for the best Ubuntu / Gnome Themes. I downloaded loads of them, bookmarked and saved the pages for further use. I confronted Dark, colored, light each with a different perspective. So after a good long list, here’s what I found and think are one of the best Ubuntu / Gnome themes.

    60 Best Ubuntu Themes | A New Morning

    A Day Without Open Source — TalkBMC

    I was at a conference when two techies walked into the open bar, one an open source supporter and one staunchly anti. They got into it a bit after a few drinks, and Mr. Anti commented loudly, “I wish open source would just go away! It causes more trouble than it's worth.” Statements I obviously have issues with. Now, I know most people don’t understand the role of open source software in our world, or just how many services that we take for granted would disappear without it. If you’re a card-carrying member of the community, you probably know where I’m headed.

    Say at the stroke of midnight, all open source software magically vanished. What would still work tomorrow?

    For starters, the Internet would “disappear” for the average user. Most Domain Name Servers (DNS) are run on open source software like BIND, which turns www.whurley.com into the IP address of the appropriate server. The majority of basic Internet users would be literally lost in translation. Of course, BIND isn't the only open source software for DNS. And not all DNS solutions are open source.

    So assume DNS still works or perhaps you memorized 72.14.207.99 instead of www.google.com. Even with name servers functioning, Google would drop off of the face of the Internet. Google is primarily powered by Linux—arguably the most popular open source operating system on the planet. No worries. You'll just pop over to Yahoo!, right? Wrong. Yahoo! is one of the largest consumers of another popular open source operating system: FreeBSD. Now you’ve resigned yourself to trying 207.68.172.246. We all know they're not running open source, and they've been working hard on that search feature for quite some time.

    Ok, MSN is up and running, now execute a search. I heard a sweet Shakira remix on the radio this morning; I’m going to search for that. MSN returns a list of sites offering the song . . . I’m clicking on them . . . and . . . nothing. No dancing? No Latin rhythms? Over 60% of all Internet sites are powered by Apache, an open source web server. Before I even click on a link, my chances of success have been reduced to 4 in 10.

    Of the 118,023,363 sites surveyed by NetCraft so far in the month of May, just over 70 million of them wouldn't work if open source software were to disappear. Of course, Apache isn't the only open source web server and . . . you know the rest. I could go on and on about how none of your online transactions would be secure without OpenSSH and OpenSSl and all the other services users access every day that wouldn’t exist in this scenario.

    Open source is not a new trend. It’s not a fad. It’s everywhere, whether you recognize it or not. From the embedded Linux in new wireless routers to Firefox, the world's most popular open source browser, open source powers the Internet and countless other technologies.

    You already know I’m a true believer, but what do you all think? I’d like to hear your thoughts on how the disappearance of open source would affect you.

    A Day Without Open Source — TalkBMC

    10 Tips for After You Install or Upgrade Ubuntu

    Ubuntu is becoming more and more complete and easy to configure.

    However, like any operating system there’s work to be done after the installation. Here’s a list of 10 tips that you can use after installing or upgrading Ubuntu.

    10 Tips for After You Install or Upgrade Ubuntu | Tombuntu

    Glest - The Free Real-Time Strategy Game


    Glest

    Glest is a free 3D real-time strategy game, where you control the armies of two different factions: Tech, which is mainly composed of warriors and mechanical devices, and Magic, that prefers mages and summoned creatures in the battlefield. Glest is not just a game, but also an engine to make strategy games, based on XML and a set of tools. A few mods already exist. Operating system: OS Portable (Source code to work with many OS platforms), Linux, Win2K, WinXP

    Glest - The Free Real-Time Strategy Game

    I will use Google...

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    Friday, July 10, 2009

    Upgrading Ubuntu to Intrepid Ibex from Hardy Heron - Ubuntu Forums

    First, before upgrading read these:

    a) run the update manager to make sure that all the updates have been applied to your system.

    b) read the release notes.

    c) Read the other stickes in this forum.

    d) Back up all your data. There is no guarantee that all will go well.

    e) Backing up with rsync - tutorial links. (see post #20)

    f) Remember that this software is still beta at this time. It is not for production machines.

    g) For more information about upgrading to Intrepid Ibex, click here.

    h) Test the Live CD for a while to make sure that your hardware will work with it. Use all the applications that you will use when you install it.

    i) Have a copy of Hardy Heron, in case the upgrade or clean install fails. That way you can reinstall it and have a working system.
    __________________________________________________ __________________________________

    Second, this upgrade only applies to Ubuntu and Xubuntu Hardy Heron, 8.04.

    - Only upgrade this way:

    Quote:
    To upgrade from Ubuntu 8.04, press Alt+F2 and type in "update-manager -d" (without the quotes) into the command box. Update Manager should open up and tell you: New distribution release '8.10' is available. Click Upgrade and follow the on-screen instructions.
    __________________________________________________ __________________________________


    Third, this upgrade only applies to Kubuntu Hardy Heron, 8.04:


    Quote:
    Open the Run Command dialog by pressing Alt+F2.


    Type kdesu "adept_manager --dist-upgrade-devel" in the command box and press the OK button.
    __________________________________________________ ___________________________________



    Fourth, this upgrade applies only to the alternate cd:


    Quote:

    1. Download and burn the alternate installation CD.
    2. Insert it into your CD-ROM drive.
    3. A dialog will be displayed offering you the opportunity to upgrade using that CD.
    4. Follow the on-screen instructions.
    __________________________________________________ ___________________________________


    Fifth, for a network upgrade, click here and go to network Upgrade for either Desktops or Servers.

    __________________________________________________ __________________________________


    Sixth, to do a clean install instead of an upgrade, click here.


    Upgrading Ubuntu to Intrepid Ibex from Hardy Heron - Ubuntu Forums

    Wednesday, July 08, 2009

    Sexy Green Geek

    Are you a green geek? Would you like to be one? There’s always more we can do to help the environment, or at least reduce our environmental footprints. Tina at MakeUseOf wrote a really good article about the meaning of environmental footprint and mentioned a lot of great non-technical steps we can take to reduce ours. But what about us, geeks, living surrounded by machinery? What can we do? Well, the Green Festival was in Washington, DC recently, so I headed over and learned quite a bit while I was there. This is going to be a three-part series, focusing on the three parts of being environmentally friendly: Reduce, Reuse, Recycle. This one is focusing on reduction.

    Whole thing here: Sexy Green Geek

    Tuesday, July 07, 2009

    Stand for a free society

    Stand for a Free Society

    I come up with new words, phrases, analogies, all kinds of fun stuff in the English language and people paraphrase what I had to say and make money talking about some of the same things that I did.
    If I try to lock down what I talk about and write about, the same way as a proprietary software company does, then the whole industry of speaking, writing, media, would be overly litigious, and transaction costs would be prohibitive.Don Marti, 2005 interview
    There is much more to software than being trustworthy (being "Open-Source"): what really counts is the freedoms you get over it. Can you learn from it? Can you build upon it? Can you distribute it? That's what we refer to as "free software".

    Not a crazy concept

    It sounds peculiar to many users that software should be free as in freedom, since none of Microsoft's products are. Yet our society works with many free things in it, for example:
    Though no one has a proprietary lock on yoga, it is still a thriving $30 billion business in the United States.
    Venkatesh Hariharan [1]
    • No chef would ever forbid you to modify his recipe and make derivatives out of it. The food industry thrives despite being required by law to list ingredients on product labels.
    • A fair law court system permits anyone to read through all the trial hearings and arguments. Not only the result (the final deliberations), but also the process is fully open.
    Free software is free as in "free speech", as in a "free market": all are necessary for a free society. Unconvinced? Let us look at proprietary software a little closer.

    Proprietary software going wrong

    The limits of proprietary software go beyond the security issue (see our article on source code): today proprietary software interferes with the spread of culture and information. This happens mainly through two technologies:

    • Digital Restrictions Management 1 (DRM)

      The main idea of DRM 1 is to restrict access to files. Users encounter this when, for example, they purchase music through iTunes, and then can only play their music with one player, from one brand. With this method, companies fight copyright infringement, but they also severely restrain users' access to their files.
      DRM is control over content
      Except that the control is not in the hands of the end-user. The original purpose of DRM is understandable, but the implications over the flow of information and culture within a society are frightening.
      • Imagine a book that automatically became glued shut after you read it once.
      • Imagine documents that self-destructed if you tried to take them out of the room.
      • Imagine telephones that only worked if the person you were ringing was renting the same make and model.
      Sounds crazy? This is where Trusted Computing comes in.

    • Trusted Computing (TC)

      Trusted Computing (sometimes more accurately called "Treacherous Computing") means a computer can only run "Trusted" Software. It is meant to be an uncircumventable protection against nuisances (like viruses or spyware) and copyright violations (people copying proprietary software).
      Trusted Computing is control over the computer
      The critical thing about Trusted Computing is that you cannot decide what is trustworthy and what is not. For example, your computer might refuse to run programs that are not certified by the software company –programs that could enable you to take documents out of the office, or play your neighbour's DVD, or send your essay to someone not using the same program.
      A whole range of possibilities opens up for companies that benefit from restricting your computing (such as proprietary software and recording companies). It is suddenly possible to rent DVDs that only play two times, or music you can only listen to during September, or information you can read but can't save or copy. All of a sudden, Trusted Computing and DRM enable remote control over content.
      Trusted Computing, in effect, enables the publisher to write their own copyright law.

    The wider impact

    Many cultural products are now emerging "triple protected", not only by copyright and code, but also by contracts or licenses for which users waive all remaining rights.
    Increasingly, copyright is replaced with click-through end-user licenses for digital content, using contract law to establish the absolute property rights that copyright laws were originally intended to deny to publishers.Rosemary Bechler, Unbounded Freedom
    Computing is not just about calculations anymore. We use software to communicate: to share information, ideas and culture. Software is in our phones, cars, media players, TVs, and gets to govern just about every new device around us.
    DRM Randall Munroe, xkcd
    Software is increasingly used to enforce rules. Rules that may or may not be the law. Rules that may or may not be fair. If the software is not free there will be no space for the user to influence these rules.
    Trusted Computing and DRM pave the way for a society in which culture and information are not simply turned into products (they are right now, and that is fine), but into consumable products.
    Code is power. Most of today's work documents are written and encoded with secret algorithms in proprietary software. What will be of tomorrow's books, photos, films, essays, animations, music, news? Proprietary programs such as Windows have no transparency. A free culture and a free society cannot grow from such software.
    May we suggest you switch to Linux?
    1 Note that DRM is often referred to as "Digital Rights Management", although it has little to do with rights – "Digital Restrictions Management" is a more accurate name.


    Stand for a free society | www.getgnulinux.org

    Sunday, July 05, 2009

    Migrating from Windows to Linux v1.79

    There are many articles written about the reasons why users may wish to convert to Linux. Frequently cited reasons include the favorable licensing terms, the freely distributable software (with source code), support from the Linux community, improved security, open file formats, the fact that Linux can run on a wide variety of platforms, etc. However, unless a desktop user is provided with real alternatives to the existing software he or she currently uses, migration to a different operating system is going to be very difficult.

    This collection of articles aims to dispel the myth that Linux isn't ready for the desktop user to move away from the Microsoft world. If you are contemplating switching from Windows to Linux, please be assured that many of your favorite desktop applications have Linux equivalents, often with a comparable feature set.

    For each Linux application, we have compiled a portal page providing an overview of the software, a screenshot of the application in action, a comprehensive list of its features, and links to sites offering information and support on the software such as forums, tutorials, and reviews.

    Unlike their Window counterparts, the vast majority of the Linux applications listed below are available to download without charge (a few of the Linux equivalents are commercial, or released under a proprietory license). Popular Linux distributions conveniently include many of the software applications listed below (see our Linux Distribution Guide if you are unsure what is meant by the term distribution, or if you would like more information on what they offer).

    Linux Equivalents to Windows Software - LinuxLinks News

    Friday, July 03, 2009

    duplicity

    Duplicity backs directories by producing encrypted tar-format volumes and uploading them to a remote or local file server. Because duplicity uses librsync, the incremental archives are space efficient and only record the parts of files that have changed since the last backup. Because duplicity uses GnuPG to encrypt and/or sign these archives, they will be safe from spying and/or modification by the server.
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    The duplicity package also includes the rdiffdir utility. Rdiffdir is an extension of librsync's rdiff to directories---it can be used to produce signatures and deltas of directories as well as regular files. These signatures and deltas are in GNU tar format.

    duplicity

    Wednesday, July 01, 2009

    The Perfect Desktop - Ubuntu 8.10 (Intrepid Ibex) | HowtoForge - Linux Howtos and Tutorials

    This tutorial shows how you can set up an Ubuntu 8.10 (Intrepid Ibex) desktop that is a full-fledged replacement for a Windows desktop, i.e. that has all the software that people need to do the things they do on their Windows desktops. The advantages are clear: you get a secure system without DRM restrictions that works even on old hardware, and the best thing is: all software comes free of charge.

    I want to say first that this is not the only way of setting up such a system. There are many ways of achieving this goal but this is the way I take. I do not issue any guarantee that this will work for you!


    The Perfect Desktop - Ubuntu 8.10 (Intrepid Ibex) | HowtoForge - Linux Howtos and Tutorials