Monday, 23 March 2015

Full Circle Magazine issue 94 out now


Full Circle Magazine issue 94
Full Circle Magazine is pleased to announce the release of issue 94.

This month:
  • Command & Conquer
  • How-To : Block Calls, LibreOffice, and Using i2P
  • Graphics : Inkscape.
  • Linux Labs: BTRFS
  • Book Review: Practical Data Science Cookbook
  • Ubuntu Games: War Thunder
plus: News, Arduino, Q&A, and much more.

Get it while it’s hot!
http://fullcirclemagazine.org/issue-94/

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Full Circle is a free, independent, monthly magazine dedicated to the Ubuntu family of Linux operating systems. Each month, it contains helpful how-to articles and reader submitted stories.

Sunday, 22 March 2015

Opinion: Goodbye Google Plus [Guest Post]


Google Plus: image Creative Commons by West McGowan 
It’s true: Google is breaking it’s heavily embedded but failed social networking product Google Plus into separate products – Streams and Photos, new head of Social Bradley Horowitz announced on Google+ earlier this month.

It was telling that Horowitz didn’t specifically mention Google Plus, which pretty well signals the end of Google’s foray. Google Plus was supposed to be a one-stop shop for interactiing across all products and all users.

Clearly the vision has changed.

Friday, 13 March 2015

How-to: Develop a backup policy and procedure


You will find no end of statistics on the number of companies that fail and the people who get fired in the aftermath of a data disaster; fire, flood and electrical failures cause interruptions to normal business and if you can't avoid it, the key thing is how you recover and get back up and running.

Your various systems - sales, logistics, HR, payroll, accounts, membership, inventory - these are all databases that contain the data critical to the overall success of your organization; not only does that need to be backed up regularly, but you also need to test the restore process.

That does not change whether all of that resides on premises, at a third party or on-line in the Cloud.