Archive for the ‘Linux’ Category

Android App: BusyBox

Friday, September 2nd, 2011

THIS APP IS FOR ROOTED PHONES ONLY!

BusyBox is a software application that provides many standard Unix tools, much like the larger (but more capable) GNU Core Utilities. BusyBox is designed to be a small executable for use with the Linux kernel, which makes it ideal for use with embedded devices. It has been self-dubbed “The Swiss Army Knife of Embedded Linux”.

Link: market.android.com

Ubuntu Keyboard Shortcut Wallpaper

Monday, May 16th, 2011

The Unity-powered Ubuntu 11.04 is finally out, and with it comes a slew of new keyboard shortcuts for the new interface. They can seem a bit overwhelming at first, so spend a few days getting acclimated with this wallpaper-formatted shortcut list.

Luckily for us, a helpful fellow over at AskUbuntu.com has created a version of the Ubuntu wallpaper that has all the new shortcuts beautifully laid out for quick reference.

Link: LifeHacker

Simple Desktop File Sharing

Monday, December 29th, 2008

Giver is a simple file sharing desktop application. Other people running Giver on your network are automatically discovered and you can send files to them by simply dragging the files to their photo or icon shown in Giver. There is no knowledge or set up needed beyond what the person looks like or their name to use Giver.

Link: Tombuntu

The Big Ol’ Ubuntu Security Resource

Sunday, December 28th, 2008

If you’ve recently switched from Windows to the Linux distribution Ubuntu, you’ve probably experienced a decrease in spyware — and malware in general — on your system. But although Ubuntu is billed as the ultra-secure solution, you should know that even though Ubuntu’s default install has its flaws, like every other operating system.

To combat these weaknesses, IT Security has prepared a guide to help you close your system’s backdoors and protect you from some of the common Ubuntu exploits. Look at this big ol’ Ubuntu security resource as an introductory guide to securing Ubuntu, along with a list of the software you’ll need to stay protected.

Link: IT Security