Direct MP3 Download: Linux For The Rest Of Us #90 – Designed To Connect Everything
A Linux podcast for anyone even remotely interested in Linux! With Steve McLaughlin, the Door to Door Geek.
Episode 90 Show Notes
[02:14] Basic Basic
Scripts are easy.
[07:57] Raspberry Pi Tracker.
[10:32] Electric IMP – A complete solution to connect devices to the internet, wirelessly.
[14:44] This Tiny PC Runs Linux and Android 4.0–and Costs Just $74 – First we saw the Raspberry Pi and the Cotton Candy devices emerge; then, almost exactly a month ago I wrote about the Mele A1000, a small ARM device that sells with Android but can be configured to run Ubuntu Linux as well.
[21:14] Another tiny computer: VIA’s $49 APC offers Android, HDMI video out – Taiwanese hardware manufacturer VIA has announced a new product called the Android PC System (APC), a seven-inch ARM board that ships with a custom version of the Android mobile operating system. The device will be available in July for $49.
[23:53] Introductory ebook for new LPI exam released – Update – German company Linup Front has released a free ebook of its training handbook for the new Linux Essentials exam from the Linux Professional Institute (LPI). The ebook is available in German and English, is roughly 300 pages long and constitutes a solid entry level course on the topics of Linux and open source software.
Linux Essentials – This is a preparation manual for the »Linux Essentials« certification offered by the Linux Professional Institute (LPI).
[26:51] Free ebooks: Great content from Microsoft Press that won’t cost you a penny
SolusOS Gets Corporate Sponsor – SolusOS announced on 05/16/2012 that the commercial IT company Soluworks has formed a partnership with SolusOS. Immediately they are going to help increase SolusOS’s Internet presence, and in the near future will also add financial support to the project. This partnership will bring SolusOS the support they need to ensure the projects longevity.
SoluWorks was founded in 2006 and is a UK registered company. They are a world wide company with offices in Kampala, Uganda. They perform system integration, Internet hosting, and custom applications. They claim their one goal for SoluWorks is to deliver stress-free solutions to our clients.
[34:56] Hybryde – Hybryde is a concept based on the Linux distribution Ubuntu.
Hybryde is a tool to discover and use a multitude of desktop environments and without disconnection. Kde, Gnome3, Unity, E17, XFCE, LXDE, and FVWM OPENBOX gathered on this distribution. To orchestrate the operation Hybryde, a home office with the Hy-menu has been specially designed. The Hy-menu offers to switch from one environment to another quickly and smoothly without déconnexion.Les open applications from the home office follow you throughout your experience multiple environments.
[42:54] BIT.TRIP RUNNER – BIT.TRIP RUNNER is the fastest, most exhilarating music/rhythm-platformer to hit Ubuntu! Race across the Moon, kicking down crystal walls and sliding under chomping moon-slugs! Bound through the Robotic Mines and face off against the MinerMech! Dash through the Big City on a quest to find friends and defeat the final boss together!
Review (on Wii) (http://wii.ign.com/articles/
[45:10] Native Steam on Linux client firming up – Steam, the games focussed digital distribution and multiplayer online community, will soon be welcoming Linux users to the fold. Or so it seems; Valve, the company behind Steam, have issued no such statement. However Michael Larabel, of Linux enthusiast website Phoronix, is pretty sure of it after his visit to the Valve HQ in Washington. Phoronix, who broke the news about Steam development on Linux back in May 2010, were very happy with the confirmations and reassurances garnered in this new visit.
[46:13] Vivaldi Tablet/Zenithink C71 running Plasma Active/Mer image
A real Linux tablet!
Now with More RAM, the ‘Vivaldi’ Linux Tablet Is Almost Ready – There was plenty of excitement earlier this year over the news that a fully open tablet was in the works, and late last week some new revelations were made about the device that are sure to step up the anticipation even more. (http://www.pcworld.com/
[53:58] Thank you Donald.
Gmvault Backs Up Your Gmail and Restores It to Any Gmail Account – Windows/Mac/Linux: Although there are a bunch of ways to backup your Gmail, including really easy to use Windows app MailStore, cross-platform program Gmvault takes the cake for being feature-rich and highly customizable.
[57:06] Sprint joins Team Tizen for reasons no one understands.
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