At the July 16, 2012 Linux-SIG meeting:
Reviewed Bleachbit a CCleaner clone for Linux & Windows. BleachBit deletes unnecessary files to free valuable disk space, maintain privacy, and remove junk. It removes cache, Internet history, temporary files, cookies, and broken shortcuts.
It handles cleaning of Adobe Reader, Bash, Beagle, Epiphany, Firefox, Flash, GIMP, Google Earth, Java, KDE, OpenOffice.org, Opera, RealPlayer, rpmbuild, Second Life Viewer, VIM, XChat, and more.
Beyond simply erasing junk files, BleachBit wipes free disk space (to hide previously deleted files for privacy and to improve compression of images), vacuums Firefox databases (to improve performance without deleting data), and securely shreds arbitrary files.
- 7 Tips to Get the Most Out of BleachBit, the “CCleaner for Linux”
- Like CCleaner on Windows, BleachBit frees space by deleting unimportant files and helps maintain your privacy by deleting sensitive data. And, just like CCleaner, there’s more you can do with BleachBit than just clicking a single button.
- BleachBit – Clean Disk Space, Maintain Privacy
July Linux Links:
- From Tech to Toilet Paper, Berliner Tries to Live Completely Open Source for One Year
- 900,000 new Android devices activated each day Android chief Andy Rubin tweeted this fact earlier today.
- US Navy buys Linux to guide drone fleet
- The Linux Directory Structure Explained Coming from Windows, the Linux file system structure can seem particularly alien. The C:\ drive and drive letters are gone, replaced by a / and cryptic-sounding directories, most of which have three letter names.
- What’s Everything Is a File means on Linux One of the defining features of Linux and other UNIX-like operating systems is that everything is a file. Understanding what this means helps to understand how Linux works.
- Why Google and Ubuntu don’t say “Linux” Neither Google nor Ubuntu refer to their operating systems as Linux, here’s why they don’t use the “L” word.
- ‘Secure’ boot: Ubuntu goes one worse than Red Hat After Red Hat revealed how it would kowtow to the overlords at Redmond, it was only a matter of time before Canonical would genuflect as well …