To use your iPhone’s internet connection through a Linux notebook over bluetooth, you have to open Tethering option on your iPhone device, under the Settings->General->Network section.
After that you can install Blueman (a simple and intuitive bluetooth manager) for easily configuring bluetooth PAN network:
apt-get install blueman
Start blueman-manager and find your mobile device and connect to it. When connection completed successfully, select Device->Add->Network Access Point in blueman-manager.
And the last step, configure the network interface:
Since few hours, the new Ubuntu 10.10 is available for the download and installation. This version has some new tasks as a better look and a powerful Software Center that seems to be easier than ever also thanks to the feature “where is it?”. Moreover, F-Spot has been substituted by the more powerful and complete Shotwell as main photo manager. The new sound menu included in Ubuntu 10.10 Maverick Meerkat displays more useful information and song you are playing in Rhythmbox. Last but not least, some new delightful Themes and Backgrounds have been added.
On the weaknesses side, we focus our attention on the first paid application (It is really necessary? Do we need it?) and the hardware requirements. In fact reading the Ubuntu wiki the only requirement is a RAM of more than 256MB but Pleia2 and WebUpd8 believe that the 10.10 version does not run properly on processor below i686 and this is a real uncomfortable limitation! Ubuntu has always run on all types of hardware (this is one of its main key features) and this news, if confirmed by tests, could influence users choice to other distributions as Knoppix or Fedora. We really hope that Ubuntu 10.10 will have just the declared 256MB of RAM limitation but today we have to ask ourselves if a new Knoppix era is coming.
Today, in our Linux Page (in Spanish), we posted some brief information about the new Linux beta version of Skype (188.8.131.52). The updated Skype distribution contains a new chat feature with an integrated SMS service. Also the audio and video codecs have been developed and a bluetooth option has been added. This beta release seems to be very stable and we hadn’t any problems during our tests. Skype released different versions related to main Linux distributions: Ubuntu, Debian, Fedora, OpenSuse and a very useful tar.bz2 for all the other Linux versions. Recommended!
This week, in our Linux Page (in Spanish), we have posted a short review about PyTube, an opensource software which allows you to easier search, manage and convert your YouTube videos. Installing PyTube is very simple; for example, on Ubuntu you can directly add this software using the Synaptic Package Manager and marking it for installation from the menu (as usual, using the Search field you will reduce your searching time). The graphical interface is very simple and all the features can be intuitively understood. Using the search bar you are able to find all the related videos very rapidly, and you can select just the videos you desire to download. PyTube has also many interesting “minor” features like merge-rotate-resize video or -generate a ringtone- contained in the “Multimedia Tool” menu. Moreover PyTube is able to convert them to avi, in just a click. I found this software very useful to improve my Ubuntu knowledge and I recommend to all the people who need a flexible software to deeply navigate YouTube. Recommended!
Today, in our Linux Page, Frank posted some interesting information about the PS3 with Yellow Dog Linux installed. This new official PS3 version allows you to play a broader choice of multimedia formats. Please, don’t forget to check the presence of the right codecs before using new multimedia formats. If you prefer to buy a “classic” version of PS3, you could find interesting this brief tutorial (with video) about installing Fedora Linux on your Playstation 3. Last but not least, we discovered also a detailed tutorial about installing Gentoo Linux on your PlayStation. Now, if you want to enjoy a PS3 Linux experience, you have to just decide what Linux version is the best for your needs! Enjoy it!
This week, in our Linux page we posted some news about Click’R Run, the well known Linspire’s software (free in its basic version) to manage applications, libraries and packages. Soon (more or less 5 months), Click’N Run will be available also for Debian, Fedora, Freespire, OpenSUSE and Ubuntu. In its actual Linspire version, Click’N Run is very easy to use and has a library of 20.000 Linux packages so I think that it will be interesting to try when it will be available for the other Linux distributions.