Archive for December, 2007

Time-shift photo dates with ExifTool

December 31st, 2007 | 1 Comment » Tags:

How often has it happened that you either buy a new camera or you replace the battery in your existing camera and, after taking a hundred or so shots, you realise that you forgot to set the date? So now all your photos were seemingly taken in January 2000 instead of December 2007. Manually editing [...]

Debian Etch gets holiday update

December 28th, 2007 | No Comments » Tags: ,

The Debian development team yesterday announced the second update for Debian GNU/Linux 4.0, or Etch. Stability enhancements and an updated installer top the list of updates in this release.

Snap survey: What OS are you running?

December 27th, 2007 | 2 Comments » Tags:

Tectonic readers are early-adopters and many of you have been running Linux on your work and home computers longer than we can claim to have been around. In fact, a good third of Tectonic readers are Linux users, well at least it was so last time we looked. That was a little while back, so [...]

Power browsing with the best Firefox add-ons

December 24th, 2007 | 7 Comments » Tags: ,

At Tectonic we love Firefox (and so do most of our readers). Over the course of 2007 we reviewed many of the best Firefox extensions available and now, as the year-end closes in, we offer the top-five of these that we could simply not live without. Tab Mix Plus We initially recommended Tabs Open Relative [...]

Apple's lawyers threaten fake Steve Jobs

December 23rd, 2007 | No Comments »

The Fake Steve Jobs blog is always entertaining. And never more so than now. According to recent posts on the blog, site owner Daniel Lyons has been approached by Apple to accept money in return for closing down the site. After initially announcing the offer on the blog, Lyons was then contacted by Apple’s lawyers [...]

Red Hat names new chief, Q3 profit climbs

December 21st, 2007 | 1 Comment » Tags: ,

Linux provider Red Hat today named former Delta Air Lines chief operating officer, James Whitehurst, as the new new president and chief executive of Red Hat, replacing Matthew Szulik who has stepped down from the post but will maintain the role of chairman of the board of directors.

One click monitor power-down for Linux

December 19th, 2007 | 3 Comments »

If you’re running a Linux-powered laptop and you want to switch off the screen, without waiting for the laptop to go into sleep mode, then this is a great tip from Tombuntu. To switch the your monitor off use the command: sleep 1 && xset dpms force off.

Kickstart your IT business in 2008

December 19th, 2007 | 1 Comment »

Getting an IT business off the ground is hard work for anyone. So here’s an idea to give your business a power injection: The Cape IT Initiative (CITI) is looking for young IT companies to join its business acceleration campaign, called VeloCITI.

Convert video for phones, iPods, DVDs

December 18th, 2007 | 1 Comment » Tags:

Need to convert a video file to a DVD template? Or your favourite song to a ringtone? WinFF is a graphical front end for FFMpeg and converts just about any multimedia format to another, including to phone ringtones, DVD formats and Flash files.

Red Hat appoints TSI-Systems JBoss partner

December 14th, 2007 | No Comments » Tags: ,

Red Hat yesterday announced that it had appointed TSI-Systems as a JBoss Certified Systems Integrator for South Africa. This follows Red Hat’s August announcement of Obsidian Training as JBoss’ first official training partner in South Africa.

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