Linux For The Rest Of Us #150 – Cloud Talk And GFI Max

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A Linux podcast for anyone even remotely interested in Linux!

With the DoorToDoorGeek aka Steve McLaughlin and Cody Cooper

Episode 150 Show Notes


Jonathan and Orca – I want to further develop the Free and open source orca screen reader for the 360 million vision impaired users in the world. (


Think Penguin


Coupon codes!!


Thanks to SMLR for this one – write down a command-line to see the help text that matches each argument.



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SMLR Episode 113 – PP




The Best Linux Applications of 2013 – Last year we rounded up 10 of our favourite apps that debuted on the desktop. This year we’re doing things a little differently by also including updates released during the course of the year. We’ve opted to exclude ‘obvious’ choices like Firefox, Chrome, LibreOffice and Steam (because we all know they’re awesome anyway) to highlight lesser-known apps and utilities that, this year, made the desktop experience all the more awesome.



The Future of Cloud Computing Now Runs on All Versions of Linux – Docker wants to help developers run their applications anywhere and everywhere. This week, the project got a little closer to that goal by bringing the platform to all major versions of the Linux operating system.



boot2docker – boot2docker is a lightweight Linux distribution based on Tiny Core Linux made specifically to run Docker containers. It runs completely from RAM, weighs ~24MB and boots in ~5-6s (YMMV).



What is “Cloud Computing”



The National Institute of Standards and Technology’s definition of cloud computing identifies “five essential characteristics”:


On-demand self-service. A consumer can unilaterally provision computing capabilities, such as server time and network storage, as needed automatically without requiring human interaction with each service provider.


Broad network access. Capabilities are available over the network and accessed through standard mechanisms that promote use by heterogeneous thin or thick client platforms (e.g., mobile phones, tablets, laptops, and workstations).


Resource pooling. The provider’s computing resources are pooled to serve multiple consumers using a multi-tenant model, with different physical and virtual resources dynamically assigned and reassigned according to consumer demand.


Rapid elasticity. Capabilities can be elastically provisioned and released, in some cases automatically, to scale rapidly outward and inward commensurate with demand. To the consumer, the capabilities available for provisioning often appear unlimited and can be appropriated in any quantity at any time.


Measured service. Cloud systems automatically control and optimize resource use by leveraging a metering capability at some level of abstraction appropriate to the type of service (e.g., storage, processing, bandwidth, and active user accounts). Resource usage can be monitored, controlled, and reported, providing transparency for both the provider and consumer of the utilized service.

—National Institute of Standards and Technology.


TimeShift: Restore Your Linux Desktop To Previous State – TimeShift is a application that provides functionality similar to the System Restore feature in Windows and the Time Machine tool in Mac OS. TimeShift protects your system by taking incremental snapshots of the file system at regular intervals. These snapshots can be restored later to bring your system to the exact state it was in at the time when the snapshot was taken.



GFI MAX – At GFI MAX, not only do we provide MSPs and IT support companies with the integrated RMM, Mail Security, Backup and Antivirus solutions you need to make your clients’ lives easier, we also provide the managed services Building Blocks program to help you get there.



Linux Monitoring using GFI MAX



MobileGuardian – MobileGuardian is a software app that allows your IT support provider to secure the mobile device, in the event of theft or loss, protecting personal and company data. You should not need to interact with this app, it will run in the background.



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