Linux For The Rest Of Us #60 – News, Tools, and Cool Stuff

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A Linux podcast for anyone even remotely interested in Linux! With Steve McLaughlin, the Door to Door Geek.

Episode 60 Show Notes


[04:24] Basic Basic – ISP Software.


[09:09] Mozilla Openness Facts.


[13:38] Linux on Windows – You may already know that Linux users can run Windows applications using a sub-system called Wine. This mostly works, but there are big problems keeping up with the proprietary code in Windows. You can’t simply take the source code of Windows and arrange for it to run as an application under Linux. Of course, Linux being open source means you can do exactly that but the other way around.


andLinux – andLinux is a complete Ubuntu Linux system running seamlessly in Windows 2000 based systems (2000, XP, 2003, Vista, 7; 32-bit versions only).


[17:38] How to use Libre Office in Ubuntu to create a Client Database | Libreoffice Tutorial Part 2 – In this new LibreOffice Calc tutorial for Ubuntu users I will show you how to create a new client list and how to use the filter tool in order to narrow your search. Our LibreOffice tutorial series is suitable for you if you run a small business and in dealing with your everyday business related activities.


How to create a simple invoice using Libre Office in Ubuntu Libreoffice Tutorial Part 1


[21:54] ‘Google Music Frame’ for Ubuntu Provides System Integration For Google Music Beta – Web apps are great – but sometimes I miss system integration. Google Music is aprime example of this: it might let me access my entire music library from anywhere, but unless i’m on Android I’m browser-bound in controlling it.


[25:56] PlexyDesk – A Widget Desktop For Linux – There was a time when I, like many, covered my Linux desktop in all manner of Screenlets, gDesklets and widgets. I grew out of this, but ‘PlexyDesk‘ – a new widget-toting project, may just light those creative fires on my desktop once more…

[29:00] BleachBit Leaves Your File System Sparkling and Grime-Free – Different Linux distros build in favorite cleaning products. For instance, Ubuntu has Computer Janitor. CentOS, Fedora and Red Hat Linux use Yum Clean to remove cached package data. But BleachBit goes beyond such distro-specific cleaning services to accomplish a more complete spit-and-polish session to Linux’s file structure in any distro.

[31:26] How to Turn Your FreeNAS Box Into an Internet PVR with SABnzbd and Sick Beard – So you’ve set up your own NAS, and you’d like it to download more than just the occasional torrent. If you’d like to automatically download TV shows as soon as they’re available with previously mentioned Sick Beard, you can install it to your NAS for an always-on internet PVR.


[34:31] Simple security by evaluating open ports – A simple but effective procedure for evaluating security on your computer is to check what sites it’s connecting to, or what sites are connecting to it. (http://linuxaria.com/article/simple-security-evaluating-open-ports?lang=en)

[37:40] Oscar-Winning Video Editor ‘Lightworks’ To Land On Linux In December – Editshare, the company behind Lightworks, have today announced that a stable release of the professional-grade non-linear video editor will be launched on November 29th 2011, with Beta releases for Linux and Mac OS X to follow on December 19th.


[45:28] Listing tool for ebay – The Java Auction Organisation and Listing Tool allows the users to create and organize their auctions for eBay, AuVito and Hood offline as well as list the created auctions without using a website.


[48:47] If you have a mysterious problem with a Linux box, try bashing your system with sys_basher.


[52:23] How to Auto Mount Partitions at Linux Startup the Easy Way – Usually making Ubuntu mount a partition at startup would require fiddling with the “fstab” which is confusing. The easiest way to mount your partitions automatically when you turn on your computer is by reading this article.

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