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10 of the Best Unity Lenses & Scopes for Ubuntu 11.10 “Oneiric Ocelot” & Ubuntu 12.04 “Pangolin”.view story

http://linuxlandit.blogspot.com – It’s somewhat apt that Ubuntu’s ‘Lenses’ feature has brought Unity into clearer focus for many of its initial critics.  The search-orientated display windows – called ‘Lenses’ – make finding specific files, apps or information easy to do thanks to their tuned ‘search backends’ – called Scopes’. Below are 10 of the best Lenses and Scopes available for Ubuntu 11.10 “Oneiric Ocelot” an (HowTos)

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Will Google Android Forks Trigger Unix-like Fractures?view story

http://www.thevarguy.com – Will Google (NASDAQ: GOOG) Android encounter multiple forks in the road? And if so, does that mean Google Android will fracture into multiple incompatible variants — like Unix did more than two decades ago? Hmmm… The answer is yes and no. Here’s why. Some pundits are calling on Samsung to fork Android. (IT news)

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Amazon RDS: What are IO Requests?view story

http://serverfault.com – I have an RDS instance that is costing me a lot of money. From my account activity on amazon I see that the instance has had about 800,000,000 IO requests over the past 7 days. To give you a little perspective, my app only gets about 6,000 unique visits a day and it doesn't make that many database connections. So, what exactly is an IO Request, and why would that number be so unearthly high? (HowTos)

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Amazon is Offering the Sprint Galaxy Nexus for $149.99 Plus a $50 Google Wallet Creditview story

http://www.talkandroid.com – When looking for the best price on a new smartphone, heading directly to Amazon Wireless is becoming more and more the best option you have. They have managed to beat retail and sale price’s on many of the top-tier Android phones and now they are at it once again. (IT news)

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Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 7.0 review: Will this be the first tablet to threaten the Kindle Fire?view story

http://www.talkandroid.com – There is no shortage of tablets for Samsung. They had the first mainstream Android tablet with the Galaxy Tab back in 2010. That was a 7-inch tab and since then, they’ve released the Galaxy Tab 10.1, the Galaxy Tab 8.9, the Galaxy Tab 7.0 Plus. and the Galaxy Tab 7.7. Samsung has admitted that sales haven’t blown anyone away. (IT news)

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Does bash have a built in caching command available (sort of like mktemp or sponge)?view story

http://unix.stackexchange.com – I'm using the amazon ec2 command line tools, and the ec2-describe-instances tool is a little painful because of the 2-5 seconds it requires to make the request and display the output. I'm looking into using the fec2din tool described in this question to format the output of ec2-describe-instances and was wondering what the best way would be to cache the output from the call. fec2din uses mktemp (HowTos)

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apache/squid as caching proxy for S3 over sslview story

http://serverfault.com – We have setup up a apache reverse proxy in conjunction with squid as a caching proxy for amazon S3. A server application is communicating with this proxy layer and caching works just fine saving bandwidth for our customer. All this was fine until the complete communication was over http. (HowTos)

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Daily Steal 5/2/12 - Atrix Laptop Dock $59.99view story

http://androidforums.com – For those of us who still have the Atrix, Daily Steal is selling the Laptop Dock for $59.99 Wireless Daily Deal, 1 Sale A Day Competing prices on Amazon is $83. (General)

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Amazon EC2 estimationview story

http://serverfault.com – I'm a software/web developer and for the first time I have to set up a cloud system to host one of the websites I have coded. I found very difficult to estimate the costs for an Amazon EC2 cloud system using the provided calculator. (HowTos)

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Support does this work on the warpview story

http://androidforums.com – i just found this and was wondering if it worked on our phone Amazon.com: Micro USB Host Mode OTG Cable Flash Drive SD T-Flash Card Adapter FOR Samsung GT-i9100 i9100 Galaxy S II 2 GT-N7000 Galaxy Note: Cell Phones & Accessories before i found this i tryied making my own cable but my mouse didnt have any power so im not sure if power runs threw the port i even tryied using another cable spl (General)