Linux Mint 17 “Qiana” Cinnamon RC released!

Linux Mint Cinnamon 17From the Linux Mint Blog: Linux Mint 17 is a long term support release which will be supported until 2019. It comes with updated software and brings refinements and many new features to make your desktop even more comfortable to use.

New features at a glance:

  • Update Manager
  • Drivers Manager
  • Login Screen
  • Language Settings
  • Software Sources
  • Welcome Screen
  • Cinnamon 2.2
  • System Improvements
  • Artwork Improvements
  • Main Components
  • LTS Strategy

New Features in detail: HERE

Dr. Bill.TV #338 – Video – “The Solar FREAKIN’ Roadways Edition!”

Dr. Bill shows us the awesome project that YOU can contribute to, just as he did! Finally, a reasonable energy answer by an entrepreneur in Idaho! HP has a new cheap tablet, GSotW: Privacy Eraser Free, eBay was hacked, so change your password!

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Dr. Bill.TV #338 – Audio – “The Solar FREAKIN’ Roadways Edition!”

Dr. Bill shows us the awesome project that YOU can contribute to, just as he did! Finally, a reasonable energy answer by an entrepreneur in Idaho! HP has a new cheap tablet, GSotW: Privacy Eraser Free, eBay was hacked, so change your password!

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Geek Software of the Week: Privacy Eraser!

Privacy EraserWant to hide anything and everything that you are doing on your computer? Concerned about your privacy? Now, you can protect your personal computer privacy!

Privacy Eraser – Clean Your Tracks & Protect Your Privacy!

“Privacy Eraser is an all-in-one privacy suite that protects your privacy by cleaning up all your Internet history tracks and past computer activities. It supports popular web browsers such as Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome, Safari and Opera.

With simply one click, Privacy Eraser can quickly erase the Internet cache, cookies, browsing history, address bar history, typed urls, autocomplete form history, saved password and index.dat files of your browser, and Windows’ run history, search history, open/save history, recent documents, temporary files, recycle bin, clipboard, taskbar jump lists, dns cache, log files, memory dumps, error reporting and much more.

Furthermore, Privacy Eraser supports plug-ins to extend cleaning features, you can easily delete the tracks left by any applications by making your own plug-ins. Privacy Eraser embedded more than 200 FREE plug-ins which supports the most popular programs such as ACDSee, Adobe Reader, Microsoft Office, WinZip, WinRAR, Windows Media Player, VLC Player, eMule, BitTorrent, Google Toolbar and many others. With the flexible, highly customizable and open plug-in architecture, you can even customize your own exclusive Privacy Eraser!

Privacy Eraser works on Microsoft Windows 8.1/8/7/Vista/XP/2012/2008 (32/64-bit) and supports Microsoft Windows FAT16/FAT32/exFAT/NTFS file systems, completely implements and exceeds the US Department of Defense and NSA clearing and sanitizing standard, to gives you confidence that once erased, your file data is gone forever and can not be recovered.”

A Cheap Name-Brand Tablet!

Cheap HP Tablet

Cross-posted from Hand Held Hack – Just under one hundred bucks for a name-brand tablet? Wow! Soon, there will be no reason not to have one!

$100 HP 7 Plus Android tablet launches in the US

Liliputing – “HP started selling a low-cost Android tablet in Europe a few months ago, and now it’s available in the United States. The HP 7 Plus isn’t going to win any design or performance awards… but it has at least one thing going for it: The tablet is dirt cheap.

The HP 7 Plus is available from HP.com for just $100.

For that price you get a tablet with a quad-core processor, Android 4.2 Jelly Bean software, and up to 5.5 hours of battery life. Here’s a run-down of the specs:

  • 7 inch, 1024 x 600 pixel IPS display
  • 1 GHz Allwinner A31 ARM Cortex-A7 processor
  • Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean
  • 1GB RAM
  • 8GB storage + microSD card slot
  • 2MP rear camera and 0.3Mp front-facing camera
  • 802.11b/g/n WiFi with Miracast wireless display support
  • 2800mAh battery
  • 7.6″ x 4.8″ 0.32″
  • 10.4 ounces

HP also throws in 25GB of free lifetime storage with cloud storage service Box and includes Kingsoft Office software.

The tablet is Google certified and comes with access to the Google Play Store.

While the battery life and screen resolution aren’t exactly stellar, they should be good enough for basic, around-the-house use. If you want a more powerful device, HP has models with higher-resolution displays, faster processors, and other superior features for $150 and up.

It’s still hard to find a tablet that offers better bang for your buck than the Google Nexus 7, but with prices for that tablet starting at $229, the HP 7 Plus looks like an interesting option for bargain hunters… and provides yet another data point showing just how much better today’s dirt cheap tablets are than those of yesteryear.”

Dr. Bill.TV #337 – Video – “The Dr. Bill Gets Scammed Edition!”

Dr. Bill gets scammed on the Internet! (No, seriously!) Could this $170 Android laptop harm Chromebook sales, Mozilla Firefox to add Chromecast feature! A listener requests a Geek Software of the Week in order to backup Linux!

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Dr. Bill.TV #337 – Audio – “The Dr. Bill Gets Scammed Edition!”

Dr. Bill gets scammed on the Internet! (No, seriously!) Could this $170 Android laptop harm Chromebook sales, Mozilla Firefox to add Chromecast feature! A listener requests a Geek Software of the Week in order to backup Linux!

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A Geek Software of the Week Request from a Listener!

Here’s his email:
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Greetings Benevolent Silicone Gray Beard Dewd,

How’s that for a suck up intro?

Hi, I’m Richard Craver from over in Clemmons NC. I’ve been listening to your netcasts for a few years now. I started playing with Linux in 1999 and made the mostly full switch about 10 years ago. I keep Windows around for doing my taxes….uck.

Back Story Begins Here

Anyway I have been using a couple external drives for my backup needs over the years, and my backup regimen consists of ‘Whenever I have a boring evening and think about it’, so not often enough.

What I have embarked to do it put a box in my shed in the backyard (I have to run power and CAT 5 or possibly wifi to beam data, setup an FTP server and send weekly backups ‘off-site’ as it were in the event the house burns. Each device in the house will have it’s own home folder.

For my wife’s Win 7 computer I propose to use Corbian to Zip and Encrypt the Documents and Downloads folder before sending incrementals to the shed. However for Linux I have yet to find a Automatible GUI tool to do such a thing.

My R&D box currently has a minimal install of Debian to which I have installed Webmin so I can access it remotely to manage files, manage ProFTP and SSH(next project). I did not encrypt home directories or filesystem because I want to run it headless, if it reboots for whatever reason I will have to log back in (?) to allow TrueCrypt to unlock.

Real Question Begin Here

Anyway, I tried Googling your GSOTWs and the series of pipes, but don’t seem to be finding a Corbian like linux app, do you have any suggestions? The features of Corbian I like are: Simple, Incremental ZIPs, Encrypted ZIPs, Schedule-able and of course, Free as in Coffee.

Then….I’ll address backing up my and my wife’s Android phones and tablets………….

Kindest Regards,
Richard

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My answer:

Thanks for watching/listening! I like the intro to your message!

I mainly have set up rsync to backup from Windows to Linux, and from Linux to Linux:
http://rsync.samba.org/

A “big time” backup system (mainly for system admins) is Blacula, it is really full featured:
http://bacula.org/

However, I think this may be the best choice for what you are doing… it is simple and easy:
https://launchpad.net/sbackup

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Follow-up:

I found this one, that I thought would be good because it is for Linux AND Windows, but I tried to install on Windows 7 64-Bit, and found it a pain to install… not saying it might not be worth it, but yeesh, what a pain!

http://www.diffingo.com/oss/fwbackups

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