There is an old quote, "you don't need to know the information, just where to find it" and when it comes to your computer that is never more true than today. We have local apps, web apps, cloud data, websites information all over the place.
Over the past few weeks, it really has struck me just how much you can do with SSH, this is because ssh is not a command as such it is a suite of tools. In reality the suite is most useful when copying files over the internet as your providing an encrypted tunnel to work in, however using it internally is not such a bad thing either. These are just a few of the functions you can use the SSH to perform.
There are a lot of reasons why Ubuntu has become the byword for Linux over the last few years. It had a promise, a simple one really "Linux for Human beings" and as an Operating system Ubuntu has more than delivered on that promise.
I've been an iPad user from Day one, however I'm starting to feel that while the Apple Tablet has a future and no one can argue that. I'm looking to migrate to an Android Device.
Turns out that there is an Open source version of Sonic the Hedgehog and its available on Linux.. (and Windows) I'm really now sure how this is available, if Sega Opened the code? However it's here and it plays quite well...
This post is more than a little inspired by a Lifehacker Post where they cover a similar idea.. Got me to thinking, What bag do i use, and what do i put in it for tech stuff when travelling. I'll state right now this drives my wife nuts. However I only take one pair of shoes and half the clothes she doesw ith me, so i guess it evens out..
If you have ever had the need to get a nested virtual environment working, so virtualbox running inside vmware, I've put some instructions together un an ubuntu1110 server on my blog.
If you've every had to migrate a Linux machine in VMware or Virtualbox, you'll probably have noticed that the eth0 either disappears or changes to eth1 I've put up on my blog why this happens, and how to solve the problem.
It seems almost obligatory to do some form of App List and as such these are my personally most used Apps on my Android Mobile.
Read More: http://me.hippofield.com/2011/10/my-20-most-used-android-apps.html
Back in October i wrote what was described as a scathing post about the lack of innovation coming out of Canonical.
The complete lack of innovation part i feel stands. However I have had a chance to play with the Unity Interface and I'm getting accustomed to it.
It seems the move toward a more OSX looking system is very obvious especially when the background is changed and the borders are changed to a lighter colour.
Read More: http://me.hippofield.com/2011/11/ubuntu-1110-take-2.html
It's not without surprise that Ubuntu is not without its faults, one of them is, from a new users perspective it's a Distro which does need a lot to setup to get it functional. What Pinguy Tries to do is provide a better Out of the Box experience..
Read More: me.hippofield.com
Linux is an important OS, has a long history, and serves many people well, which is why it is time to kill it and end this game...
These are not the ramblings of a lunatic looking to start a flame war.. This is the reality in todays dog eat dog world.
Read More: http://me.hippofield.com/2011/10/linux-is-far-from-dead-on-desktop-but.html
Back in 2008 I wrote a blog post about the state of Internet TV at the time, which was fairly well received. nearly 4 years on its time to re-assess the state of Internet TV.
Since 2008 when Internet based TV was really just starting the landscape has really changed, gone in a large proportion of the examples I gave they were very much Windows focussed. However the device landscape itself has changed hugely since 2008. Mainly due to the iPad and Android platforms, what is available has become platform agnostic, which has made the whole concept of cutting the cable and going internet only far easier.
As a Linux user is this easier or harder than it was in 2008?
I've flip flopped over the years between many linux distros for Servers, from CentOS and Ubuntu following the great guides at Howtoforge while learning how different things work. Now however i'm looking for quick and easy solutions to problems.
There are many Linux Distros out there, covering all manner of reasons for having them, what i've put together here is my list of the 6 Most useful Linux Distros I actually use regularly. I'm not looking at Linux Desktop's here, these are LaaS Linux as a Service Distros each one providing a certain type of functionality and should be kept in any half decent tech's Knowledge Base.
The origin of this project was an article on Lifehacker, however, i've expanded on it, and can point you in the way of actually getting this working. because i found the lifehacker article a good stating point for what I wanted, but left me short of sound and other items.
My first ventures into Linux were way back in 1995 with a copy of Red Hat, and i'll put my hands up, i just didn't get it, command line, when Windows had a GUI, nothing seemed to work, and a strange command set, but even back then, not understanding Linux, and wondering what the fuss was about, i will say, i was very aware of what this ment to the industry, and knew it was important.
Streaming media around the home, is something which is becoming a more commercial viability, if you look at the amount of hardware available for the Task, the Big Boys, Buffalo, Dlink, LinkSys, Freecom and NetGear all have Network Media extenders which attach to your network, and TV, and allow you to stream music and video off a NAS Server or computer to your TV.
The migration to Linux, is though Open Source applications, on Windows, creating a comfort zone, a feeling of familiar desktop apps, something which isn't alien, when you make the transition to the Linux Desktop.
I'm a firm believer, that in order to own a PC, you should have to take lessons, and a test, to get a licence, there seem to be plenty of people willing to do this to drive to work, if you don't, then your PC experience, should be limited, as it would do if your driving a car, to a 50cc Moped of an experience. And i think i'm not the only one, as this is what the "Cloud computing" experience is serving up..