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Episode 65 Show Notes
[03:26] Basic Basic – Choose choice before you have no choice.
[12:46] Need Linux Skills? 12 Places to Learn Online – As more and more companies turn to Linux for mission-critical operations, making sure IT staff have the necessary skills is becoming more important than ever. That’s a significant challenge, because demand for Linux skills now far outstrips supply, making them a particularly hot commodity in the hiring market as companies large and small struggle to equip themselves with the talent they need.
[18:34] FSlint – Duplicate file finder for linux – FSlint is a utility to find and clean various forms of lint on a filesystem. I.E. unwanted or problematic cruft in your files or file names. For example, one form of lint it finds is duplicate files. It has both GUI and command line modes.
[21:38] ‘Mega Games Pack’ Lets You Install and Play Hundreds of Free Games on Ubuntu – Mega Games Pack (MGP) by GlennLChugg is a standalone client for Ubuntu that allows you to download and play hundreds of free Linux games. Though there is Ubuntu Software Center (USC) and Desura client, MGP have some other useful features.
* All games are free to install and play. MGP can launch any installed game from client itself.
* Automatically adds your locally installed games to the client by searching .desktop files.
* Uses GetDeb and other online repositories to update games.
* Automatically fetches description and screenshots. You can also edit screenshots and description to add your own versions.
* All games are neatly categorized into meaningful categories.
[25:20] Installing Windows Software With Wine (Linux Mint 11) – This tutorial is supposed to show you how to install .exe files on your Linux system.
[28:48] Ubuntu Automated Install – The Ubuntu Installer supports automating installs via preconfiguration files. A preconfiguration file can be loaded from the network or from removable media, and used to fill in answers to questions asked during the installation process.
[32:36] Setting Up Network RAID1 With DRBD On Ubuntu 11.10 – This tutorial shows how to set up network RAID1 with the help of DRBD on two Ubuntu 11.10 systems. DRBD stands for Distributed Replicated Block Device and allows you to mirror block devices over a network. This is useful for high-availability setups (like a HA NFS server) because if one node fails, all data is still available from the other node.
[35:28] Use s3cmd for Managing Amazon S3 Storage from the CLI – Amazon S3 storage is dirt cheap. Whether it’s for work or personal use, S3 makes for a great repository for backups and other data you want to store. But most admins want a way to interact with S3 that doesn’t involve dealing with the Web-based interface. If you’re looking to script backups or other operations, you need a reliable CLI tool that works with S3–and s3cmd does the trick nicely.
[40:27] qrencode: Generate QR code via command line on Ubuntu – A QR Code (it stands for “Quick Response”) is a mobile phone readable barcode.simply encode a URL into the QR Code and then point a mobile phone (or other camera-enabled mobile) at it. If the device has had QR Code decoding software installed on it, it will fire up its browser and go straight to that URL.
[44:26] 60 New Open Source Apps You’ve (Probably) Never Heard Of – For this list, we tried to find some of the best FOSS projects that have launched within the last couple of years. While a few of these have received some significant media coverage and/or have large userbases, many are emerging projects that haven’t yet gained a lot of attention.
Business Process Management
Database Administration Tools
Family Tracing and Reunification
[51:11] Y PPA Manager 0.0.2 Adds Linux Mint Support
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