View Full Version : Lojack for Linux ? :)

March 7th, 2013, 01:05 PM
I installed Ubuntu Linux on to my laptop purely as a second, "backup" operating system should Windows on the other partition ever fail. Now I'm using Linux 99% of the time!

On the Windows partition I have Lojack for Laptops installed. Beyond hoping that any thief will choose to boot into Windows rather than Linux, has anyone found a decent laptop-tracking program for Ubuntu ?

In hope... :)

Lars Noodén
March 7th, 2013, 01:45 PM
It wouldn't be that hard to write one. About all you need is an external server to report to. Does your laptop have a built-in GPS?

March 7th, 2013, 04:12 PM
Built-in GPS ? No, Lars ! (And I'm a purchaser of software, not a writer ;-)
Thanks for the idea, though !

Lars Noodén
March 7th, 2013, 04:22 PM
A script would do, no need for heavy programming. However, without a GPS you're only going to be able to guess at a location based on ISP, probably no more accurate than the nearest city. You could have a back door though that allows you to log in and use the camera and microphone, if you want that sort of thing.

March 7th, 2013, 04:39 PM
Have a look at prey: