• Portland Code Camp – News

    Mark your calendar! Portland Code Camp 2010 is scheduled for May 22, 2010, at the University of Portland campus. The UP facility offers a great venue –including larger, fully equipped (and air conditioned) meeting rooms, excellent parking, access to public transportation, and easy bike commuting. We are also working to expand the range of topics and include even more of the local developer community in Portland Code Camp 2010. Additional news on those efforts will be coming soon!

  • One of the biggest issues facing someone who has obtained some degree of expertise is maintaining an awareness of tips and tricks that are current.  Practice them whenever you find a list, see what you think, and learn the intricacies of how they work.  One recent list from the great folks at MakeUseOf.com was 15 Great Ubuntu Tips for Linux Power Users .

    I thought I would illustrate a quick check down the features to pick up a few things.  Don’t worry about trying everything on the list, or remembering each, that is a trip for beginner.  Bookmark the article, try the items you know have been nagging at you recently, and learn one thing you can put into practice frequently to increase your effectiveness.  What did I try?…

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  • LinuxLinks (http://www.linuxlinks.com) has put together a group of 42 of the Best Free Linux Email Software tools from clients to servers.

    Email is arguably one of the most popular and useful functions of a Linux system. Fortunately, there is a wide selection of free email software available on the Linux platform which is stable, feature laden, and ideal for personal and business environments. Send and receive emails, run a mail server, filter spam, administer a mailing list are just some of the options explored in this article.

    To provide an insight into the quality of software that is available, they have compiled a list of 42 high quality Linux email applications, covering a broad spectrum of uses. There’s a mix of desktop and server based applications included. Hopefully, there will be something of interest for all types of users.

  • Ubuntu Tweak is an application designed to config Ubuntu easier for everyone.  

    At present, It is only designed for Ubuntu GNOME Desktop, and often follows the newest Ubuntu distribution.

    I found it very interesting and useful to install and tweak some settings, whether I keep up with using it or simply go back and and work things the hard way, it was a reminder to search for “tweak” style packages whenever one can.

  • RPM Fusion

    RPM Fusion provides software that the Fedora Project or Red Hat doesn’t want to ship. That software is provided as precompiled RPMs for all current Fedora versions and Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5; you can use the RPM Fusion repositories with tools like yum and PackageKit.

    RPM Fusion is a merger of Dribble, Freshrpms, and Livna; our goal is to simplify end-user experience by grouping as much add-on software as possible in a single location. Also see our FoundingPrinciples.

    We have two separate software repositories:

    • free for Open Source Software (as defined by the Fedora Licensing Guidelines) which the Fedora project cannot ship due to other reasons

    • nonfree for redistributable software that is not Open Source Software (as defined by the Fedora Licensing Guidelines); this includes software with publicly available source-code that has “no commercial use”-like restrictions

    Installation can be done either using a web browser, or via the command line.