Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Google Maps Navigation

The future is here:

Google Maps Navigation
Google Maps Navigation

Google announces Google Maps Navigation for Android: 3D turn-by-turn GPS navigation with real-time maps and traffic. For free. Shipping first on the Verizon Droid.

Other features:

  • Voice search
  • Street View integration: See a photo of your next turn or the destination
  • Search along route: Find a gas station on your current road
  • Satellite view

For more information: Google Maps Navigation for Android.

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Linux in a Nutshell 6ed

Linux in a Nutshell 6ed cover

I've been spending more cycles tweeting than blogging, so I know I don't get to mention this here but once. Yet I am excited to announce the sixth edition of Linux in a Nutshell, the book that DesktopLinux calls the "most complete and authoritative command reference for Linux."

I suspect many of this blog's readers consider themselves beyond the need for a Linux reference, but Linux in a Nutshell is an essential book for new and advanced Linux users alike, with the sixth edition going well beyond your basic file utilities and system management. For example, highlights of this edition include,

  • A primer on Linux virtualization, including KVM, libvirt, VMware, and Xen
  • In-depth discussion on the ip command, which replaces ifconfig and the other components of net-tools
  • A primer on source control management, including entire chapters dedicated to Subversion and Git
  • An introduction to Upstart, a replacement for the init daemon
  • Topics you only pretend to master: awk, sed, and vim
  • A majestic horse on the cover
  • And, of course, a complete command reference, networking primer, and system management guide

Linux Journal Readers' Choice Award

Even graybeards will find something new in the introduction to virtualization or the guide to ifconfig's replacement. And, let's be honest, Git is more complicated than the US tax code, but with this new edition you will be branching and rebasing in no time.

Linux Journal's 2009 Readers' Choice awards voted Linux in a Nutshell the best Linux book of all time. Buy your copies of Linux in a Nutshell today!