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Linux File System Test for USB Media

So you got yourself a shiny new USB drive and are not too sure what file system to format it with. Sure, FAT is great for compatibility reasons with other operating systems, but there are better… [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]] Read More »

Wikidata – Wikipedia’s Game-changer

Follow @LinuxUserMag Media coverage of problems with Wikipedia is usually quite political. Questions over Wikipedia’s editorial control, bias in certain sensitive articles, wholesale copying of content by lazy students; all these innuendos seem to accompany the very mention of the world’s most famous online encyclopaedia. But whatever your opinions of Wikipedia politics, it’s hard to deny the technical achievements of ... Read More »

Create an office backup system with Bacula

Follow @LinuxUserMag Putting a good backup system in place can be one of the best investments of time you can make when managing a network of computers, but it can also be time-consuming to keep running. Bacula makes it easy to automate your backup policy. The clients (called ‘file daemons’ in Bacula-speak) can run on a variety of platforms, which ... Read More »

iMap Weather Radio Nails the Where, Flubs the When

iMap Weather Radio from Weather Decision Technologies may be the first Android app- style weather-warning push product that accurately parses public safety announcements. It delivers timely alerts only to those within a geo warning box, rather than to everyone within a broad-brush area. I’ve been looking for a suitable alternative to the public weather warnings-to-email that California’s Office of Emergency ... Read More »