Samba, which has been bringing Windows-compatible file sharing to Linux servers, Mac servers, and desktops for years, takes another step forward.
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The Zamzar website, which converts files between formats, has launched a new service: it will now convert files submitted by email. This could be particular useful to smartphone users who are often emailed files that their device is unable to display.
The parent company of the best Linux distro around now offers their free Ubuntu One Files service for your iPhone.
Over the years I have not really paid much attention to verifying downloads for the GNU/Linux installation discs when I download them. I used to just download the ISO files, burn them, and sometimes I would use the self-verifying media check that Red Hat does at the very beginning of the installation process.
Microsoft has contributed source code under the GPLv3 to Samba, the file server software that enables Linux servers to share files with Windows PCs. No, I'm not making this up.
Dropbox doesn't actively track consumer vs. business accounts but out of 1 billion files, "100s of millions" have formats---.PDF, .XLSX, .PPTX---associated with enterprise use.
Normally, reading a company's annual report is an exercise in sheer boredom. But this year Microsoft's lawyers allowed some actual competitive insight to sneak into the 10-K reports it files with the SEC. Linux has been neutralized, and Apple is first on the list of archrivals.
For hi-fi fans, the most depressing aspect of the digital music revolution has been the reduction in sound quality. Just when we were hoping to get better-than-CD quality sound from disc formats such as Sony's Super Audio CD (SACD) or DVD-Audio, we were hit with the double whammy of low bit-rate MP3 files and, sometimes worse, the UK's low bit-rate DAB digital radio.
People can now use Google Docs to convert multiple files into a choice of document formats in a single batch
Just like Windows and Linux, the Cisco IOS has its own list of commands to manipulate files, and it’s critical for Cisco network administrators to be very familiar with them. In this video, Bill Detwiler goes over some basic Cisco file commands and show you how they can help you keep your network running smoothly.
Veeam's recovery software for VMware virtual machines now lets users recover individual Linux files from image backups
Moonlight isn't a Silverlight competitor. It's a companion program. If you have a Linux machine, it will let you run Silverlight files. Maybe. Someday. Sort of. Why don't you just get a Windows box?
The developer of Linux mobile phones has open sourced the casing of its handset, releasing the CAD files so users can create their own versions to fit the OpenMoko electronics.
The developer of Linux mobile phones has open-sourced the casing of its handset, releasing the CAD files so users can create their own versions to fit the OpenMoko electronics
The Microsoft Security Response Center has confirmed ongoing attacks against Excel and is recommending that users either run files through a tool that strips out exploit code or block Office 2003 and earlier formats except for those from trusted locations.
Linux is GNU/Linux regardless of who's name hangs on the ISO and where they choose to put various files. That's why packages like Perl and Apache are easily ported across distributions, but require revision with each new kernel release.
Developed in Google's Beijing engineering office, Google Desktop for Linux is ready for prime time. This software is finally available on all major operating systems (Windows, Mac and Linux) -- providing quick access to files on your computer through the desktop search utility.
If you dig around the language files in Google Docs, you will find what appears to be traces of a new service preparing for launch soon. Meet Google Presently -- an online presentation creator that will likely read and write the most common formats like Microsoft PowerPoint and Open Office Impress.
Will release open-source software that lets Windows video and audio format files play on a Linux computer.
Garrett Rogers who covers all things Google for us here on the ZDNet blogging network has the skinny (and some screen shots) on some new file formats supported by Google's Google Base service: Google has updated the uploader tool on Google Base, allowing users to associate more types of files with their items. Until today, uploading was restricted to images — but now users have the option to upload PDF's, Microsoft Word documents, PowerPoint presentations, Excel spreadsheets and more.
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