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Prey: pull the money after a year

Last year, in this period between the pages of this blog there was talk of “Prey” (official website), un software open source (which is not common among the tracking programs) Multiplatform able (if installed) of track the location of your computer if it is stolen. Among the features are already implemented in each report: photo by webcam, screenshot Instant, IP address public and private, and in addition to geolocation using the IP address Prey is able to triangulate its position according to the distance of the closest wi-fi networks. After trying it I personally find that the detected position is disconcertingly accurate. (more…)

Buc, another open source software firm

It dates back to October 2009 the’last change to the code of BUC (Just One Click), we are talking once again of a usable and useful software that seems to have closed the whole shebang.

As indicated in the site…

BUC - Just A Click - (a xml parser in C flanked by a generator dynamic interfaces in C with QT), è un software Open Source (GPL2) per GNU/Linux, developed by Matteo Ava in collaboration with Valerio Billera and the SiciLinuX Group, able to transform bash script (text file made executable, containing commands to be executed) in applications with convenient graphical interface and give a graphical interface to programs that can be run only from the command line.

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Music: “adc”

We take a long section omitted for reasons other, especially of time: section “Music“. After the now more than popular success “qbsc.mp3” rislascio now “adc.mp3“, destined to follow in the footsteps of his predecessor. Again the short audio file was only created with open source products. Read more…

Install the operating system via USB, with Unetbootin

Unetbootin is a software open source relatively recent, but surely mature. It is a single executable (the version for GNU/Linux) which ensure the execute permissions. The software in question is a normal USB stick a USB USBBootable“. For operation are not necessary dependencies. Unetbootin uses qt4 statically linked, he does not need another.

As is clear from the screenshot below the operation is very simple. It choose a distribution (if we have the iso well, otherwise he proceeds to automatically download), you choose the mountpoint on which is mounted the exhibition USB mass storage and proceeds with installation. (more…)

Tutorial: da bitmap a SVG con Inkscape

Together with Gimp by image manipulation, e a Scribus for desktop publishing happens to me sometimes to adopt the use of Inkscape. Inkscape is a vector graphics editor, a program for the picture “screen”. It can be used in various fields, there are those who use it to draw company logos, or even for the illustrations of some books. Personally, I have many skills in this area, and I find that even a pencil and paper in many cases are the most expeditious (of course, from my point of view). More than anything else I Inkscape is useful for vectorization of raster images, I know that Inkscape provides several other functions and is a little’ simplistic to use it exclusively for this, but for now I have no other duties for him to perform.

Open Inkscape and import an image jpg: (more…)

“Prey” for your laptop

In the previous post we have already talked about how important it is to maintain a certain amount of security on your PC, especially if there are within sensitive data the Personal Information we do not want to disclose.

As already said Prey is the best program that I have been able to find among the programs for tracking stolen pc. E’ un software open source, released under the GNU Public License v3.0 and developed natively for Linux, but also supported by Microsoft and Mac OS X. Prey helps us to rediscover our computer stolen sending emails to our address containing a real "photography"The status of the pc. Prey sends us information about: (more…)