Etckeeper is a set of Linux server tools that lets you keep your /etc directory (and all the configuration files under it) in a revision control system. It hooks into apt (and other software package managers including yum and pacman-g2) to automatically commit changes made to /etc during package upgrades. The advantage of etckeeper is that it’s designed specifically for tracking /etc, including the file permissions and metadata that the revision control systems do not track.
MATE is a fork of the GNOME 2 desktop environment that offers compatibility with the newer GNOME 3 while retaining the look and feel of the earlier GNOME release. MATE’s compatibility with GNOME 3 enables the two desktop environments to run on the same system. The Linux Mint distribution of Linux includes MATE in version […]
- Linux Mint
A popular open source distribution of the Linux operating system that provides several desktop environment options for users dissatisfied with GNOME 3 or for users looking for a desktop environment more similar to the task-oriented GNOME 2 than the more application-oriented GNOME 3. Linux Mint users can select the GNOME 3 environment with the option […]
- drop the pin
A slang term used to describe your location on Google Maps. A feature of Google Maps allows users to locate a place on a map then drop the pin icon on that area. Users can then add a title and description before saving the location in their personal “My Maps” area.
A slang term used to describe a person who wears a Bluetooth wireless earpiece.
- iPad App
A software application developed for use on Apple’s original iPad device as well as later iPads like the iPad 2 and iPad 3. iPad apps are available through the Apple App Store and are designed to run on Apple’s iOS mobile operating system, which powers the iPad as well as Apple’s iPhone and iPod Touch […]