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Linux For The Rest Of Us #153 - Who Should We Trust And Linux Academy, Woot

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A Linux podcast for anyone even remotely interested in Linux!

With the DoorToDoorGeek aka Steve McLaughlin and Cody Cooper

Running time: 1:02:43
Added: 19 Mar 2014

Episode 153 Show Notes

 

Think Penguin - (https://www.thinkpenguin.com/) We have Think Penguin Coupon codes!!

Hello Door, As promised, here is an update on my experience using the Think Penguin Wee PC.

First of all, I would like to thank you for the coupon code. Saving money is good. I just added more RAM.

 

After a days delay due to the UPS truck being stranded on I-40 in an epic traffic jam, the machine arrived. It was well packed and there was not even cosmetic damage.

 

A home for it was cleared away in my outside office/man cave/dog house/shed and everything plugged in and powered up.

 

I logged in to the Admin account and changed the password.

Made a user account.

Ran the updates to Mint 16 Cinnamon.

Installed a few handy programs such as:

Audacity

Calibre

Easytag

Stellarium

Gnomad2

Gpodder

Inkscape

Openshot

and finally, Sauerbraten for when I need a break.

 

Gimp, VLC, and LibreOffice came pre-installed. This should give me enough to start.

 

Then I went to PBS.org and watched NOVA full screen with no tearing and no hunting for plug-ins as the most common ones were already installed.

 

Next several gigs of photos and media files were transferred to the Wee.

 

For three days I have been throwing everything at it and so far there has been nary a hiccup.

 

The Planar display looks great; and the keyboard & mouse have a good action. (I like clicky keys)

 

The only thing that surprised me was the DVD drive. It is an external USB unit. I mentioned it to a friend who asked me how often I used an optical drive. "Not often." was my answer. "So why are you complaining. You can use it on your netbook and perhaps even the Raspberry Pi." he noted. Makes sense to me; so I'm OK with that.

 

The Wee uses about the same power as my ancient Dell laptop, the fan is actually not as loud, and it runs circles around the old laptop without even getting warm to the touch.

 

Overall, I'm delighted.

Regards,

Charles

 

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Northeast Linux Fest - This year the Northeast Linux Fest will be held on April 5 of 2014 at Harvard University and on April 6 we will have leadership training and workshops on implementing open source at your job or school.

(http://northeastlinuxfest.org/)

 

Bizarre attack infects Linksys routers with self-replicating malware - Researchers say they have uncovered an ongoing attack that infects home and small-office wireless routers from Linksys with self-replicating malware, most likely by exploiting a code-execution vulnerability in the device firmware.

(http://arstechnica.com/security/2014/02/bizarre-attack-infects-linksys-routers-with-self-replicating-malware/)

 

Dear Asus router user: You’ve been pwned, thanks to easily exploited flaw

(http://arstechnica.com/security/2014/02/bizarre-attack-infects-linksys-routers-with-self-replicating-malware/?comments=1&post=26233825#comment-26233825)

 

iOS Update Quashes Dangerous SSL Bug - Apple on Friday released a software update to fix a serious security weakness in its iOS mobile operating system that allows attackers to read and modify encrypted communications on iPhones, iPads and other iOS devices.

(http://krebsonsecurity.com/2014/02/ios-update-quashes-dangerous-ssl-bug/)

 

Why It’s Vital For the Public to Fund Open-Source Encryption Tools - We've discussed before why these tools are so important from a press freedom perspective, but we’ve also repeatedly heard one question from readers who have come across the campaign for the first time: “why should I contribute? I can already download these tools for free, and it’s unclear why my money is important.”

(https://pressfreedomfoundation.org/blog/2014/02/why-its-vital-public-fund-open-source-encryption-tools)

 

Meet Oppia, Google’s New Open Source Project That Allows Anyone To Create An Interactive Learning Experience - Google has become an increasingly active participant in the world of education, particularly when it comes to exploring the role technology can play in re-imagining the way we learn.

(http://techcrunch.com/2014/02/26/meet-oppia-googles-new-open-source-project-that-lets-anyone-create-an-interactive-learning-experience/)

(https://www.oppia.org/)

 

CuBox-i Smallest Computer Ever Only 2″X2″ Endless Possibilities - Following the success of the CuBox product and its major uptake by users as well as developers and businesses, the SolidRun R&D team has developed the new & improved CuBox-i series.

(http://cubox-i.com/)

 

How To Build Your Own File Server - Why pay somebody to do it for you when you can build it yourself!

(http://www.intac.net/wp-content/uploads/2009/08/server21.jpg)

(http://www.intac.net/build-your-own-server/)

 

bro pages - bro pages are a highly readable supplement to man pages. bro pages show concise, common-case examples for Unix commands.

(http://bropages.org/)

 

What is Open Source explained in LEGO - Have you ever wondered - What is open source?, We made this stop motion video in an attempt to explain it for anyone. This, simply to help scale the positive principles within the open source paradigm.

(https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a8fHgx9mE5U)

 

The Accessible Computing Foundation – (theacf.co)

Help Seeding “Sonar” Torrents - (http://sonargnulinux.com/?page_id=47)

(http://sourceforge.net/projects/sonargnulinux/files/)

 

 

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