Greetings from Vermont! In this NixMashup we have an excellent “Things to do after you installed Ubuntu” you probably haven’t seen yet. Two links for you on creating Android Applications in Eclipse, and one of them is from Smashing Magazine so it’s going to be good! A Linux advocate and developer shares his thoughts on 16 years promoting Linux in a Windows World.
We’ve got a roundup of Linux Desktop Music Player Applications, Eclipse Plugins Galore, and a re:Invent video presentation on Java AWS development from Senior Software Amazon Web Services Developer Jason Fulghum. Our Clean Technology post of the day is all about carbon suck.
Another excellent Things To Do After Installing Ubuntu List
We mentioned a couple of very good Ubuntu post-installation to-do lists in a NixMashup last week, but here’s one unlike any you may have seen before. This one is a list of to-do’s after installing Linux Mint 16, with tips on configuring Samba, proprietary video drivers, firewall rules, virus prevention software and more. Definitely one to bookmark for your next upgrade.
Eclipse Plugins Galore
I followed this link to the Alinous-Core for PostgreSQL Eclipse Plugin, an interesting PostgreSQL-centered web application language and IDE for Eclipse. Then I looked around the Eclipse Marketplace and discovered a ton of other great plugins. Eclipse Plugins Galore!
Going Against the Grain (With Linux)
Andy Dixon is a long-time Linux user and advocate who describes life as a developer in a Microsoft Windows World. “In every job I have had, I have brought in Linux. Each time, it has been the same. I promote, people see me as being a bit odd, suggesting time after time that we should use Linux for X. Eventually wearing them down to the point that I get to do it, and every time, I have managed to deliver and beyond, whether its because it was more forgiving with some questionable hardware, or whether it was that it ‘just worked’.”
Linux Music Player Application Roundup
This is just what I was looking for, as I only listen to Pandora in Linux using Pithos. I have a ton of MP3s, but just never got around to putting them on Linux and taking the time to find the best Music Player. Rhythmbox, Banshee, Audacious and Clementine are reviewed, with screenshots.
Video: AWS re:Invent Presentation
I started watching this 50 minute re:Invent presentation titled “Accelerate Your Java Development on AWS” and plan on finishing it. The presenter, Jason Fulghum, is a Senior Software Amazon Web Services Developer and certainly knows his stuff.
Getting Rid of the Carbon
This Urban Times article covers four technologies that “just might save the world.” Each reduces the amount of carbon in the atmosphere in some way or another. One such technology described in the article is Carbon Scrubbing “Trees.” Cool!
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Today’s Vermont Photo is provided by Adam Fagen, available under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial license.