10 Rockin’ Developments in Linux; iFuse for
IBM’s developerWorks’ article reminds us of 10 important developments in Linux.
- Linux Professional Institute certification
- Linux on S/390
- Linux Live CDs
- Linux clusters
- Linux supercomputing
- Linux on Play Station
- One Laptop Per Child
Samba is simply awesome because it is useful especially when sharing files with people within the office. If not for Samba, we’d all have to keep looking for flashdrives and CDs to copy files on to. Too much of a hassle if not for Samba.
And there’s also great news for those using iPod Touch and iPhones. There’s now a way for you to connect them to your laptop in Ubuntu Karmic Koala, Jaunty Jackalope, Intrepid Ibex and Hardy Heron. Thanks to UbuntuGeek.com for the tutorial on connecting your iPhone and/or iPod Touch on Ubuntu. This requires you to get iFuse, a tool which does not require jailbreaking nor extra software on your iPhone or iPod Touch because it uses “libiphone” to connect. The comments might also be useful because there are people who gave feedback on how it was when they tried it. Fortunately, there are also packages for Debian, OpenSUSE, Fedora and Mandriva. The project team currently needs alpha testers too. If you could contribute patches, documentation, etc. it will be really cool and helpful not only to you but other iPhone and iPod Touch users.