Ubuntu Webcast on September 6

This is a bit of a shameless plug, but I wanted to spread the word: I’m hosting a Webcast on Thursday, September 6, that will feature guest speakers from a range of technology backgrounds.

Making Ubuntu Server Work in VirtualBox

VirtualBox is open source virtualization software similar to VMware. I wanted to run a virtual Ubuntu LAMP server for testing, but I ran into a problem with VirtualBox.

Nouveau project hacks away at free Nvidia drivers

Currently, GNU/Linux users with Nvidia graphics cards have two choices: Either use the proprietary drivers and violate their free software principles, or use the free nv driver and do without 3-D acceleration. The Nouveau project is working to overcome this dilemma by producing its own set of fully functional free Nvidia drivers.

Remove locale data from Xfce application menu [optimization]

This article will explain how you can remove the locale data from the xfce applications menu in order to save filespace, and on older systems possibly speed up the applications menu.

Automatically Find the Fastest Repository in Synaptic

Ubuntu offers you the choice of various repository mirrors around the world. Initially I just chose a server close to me in Canada. But is it really the fastest?

Ubuntu Month of Screencasts: Why Ubuntu?

 

 

Why should someone consider using Ubuntu

PhpGedView puts your ancestors on the Web

PhpGedView is an open source application that lets you post your genealogy records on your Web site. It has a lot of interesting features, and makes viewing and editing all aspects of your genealogy easy and fun.

Ubuntu Month of Screencasts: Getting Help

 

 

Where to go to get help with Ubuntu.

Secure VNC over ssh connection

As VNC is not a secure way to connect to your linux server, you can run VNC over an SSH connection, here is how:

IPBlock - Graphical IP Blocker

iplist allows users with no or basic knowledge of iptables to filter (e.g. to block) network traffic based on (automatically updated) lists. These lists have various formats and are sorted by different categories (e.g. countries, adware, corporations).

Setting up a Dialup Modem in Ubuntu

"This page is designed to help you set up the driver, and configure your dial-up connection over a modem."

Palm cancels Foleo sub-notebook

Palm CEO Ed Colligan announced the cancellation of the company's Foleo mobile companion today in a post on the company's official blog. Colligan cites the need to focus effort on Palm's next-generation smartphone operating system as the reason behind the decision.

Ubuntu's Next version to be named Hardy Heron

This may be a little bit outdated, but the next version (The one after gutsy gibbon) for Ubuntu linux its gona be named Hardy Heron.

New Opera 9.5 alpha ready to download

One of my favorite interenet browsers is Opera (alongside with FireFox), and now after nearly one year on development, Opera 9.5 has been released to public in its alpha versión. Codenamed Kestrel has some cool features.

Check it out and test it.  

Setup Vidalia TOR GUI with Ubuntu and surf anonymously with encrypted proxy chains

Do you want completely anonymous internet access? For Free? Tor is the open source leader to anonymous connections on the internet.

Online Privacy and Security Alert

Ok this is offtopic but its a good read:
As Franklin says, "Those that would give up liberty in the pursuit of security shall have neither."
Recently the government has been infringing on our rights and privacy online globally. This doesnt just effect the United States, the NSA in the United States is and has been logging more than 50% of all internet communications. And most likely All smtp/pop/imap and webmail is probably logged and filtered for certain keywords...

VirtualBox 1.50 Virtualization Solution For Fiesty Fawn & Gutsy Gibbon

There is a new version of virtual box out, I love this freeware virtualization solution that is less bloated and more efficient then Vmware. You really dont need any help installing this and running this, it has the simplest gui ever as you see above. It comes with full documentation, check it out!

125 Nautilus Scripts To Simplify Nautilus

Here is a collection of 125 Nautilus scripts you can use to simplify your Nautilus experience, from simply creating a blank text file, to converting, creating, and encoding video.
Check it out:

Read and write Linux filesystems (ext, xfs, jfs,zfs) under Windows)

The Idea:
Windows XP install a VMware workstation, make a new Ubuntu virtual machine with NAT networking, install Ubuntu onto the virtual machine, stop it, go to the virtual machine's settings, connect your HDDs which contains Linux-like partitions and You want to use them to Your virtual machine. Then boot it up, locate the drives, than put them into the fstab. After that setup a SAMBA server, and share your drives. Now you can discover your drives via windows networks.

Access your ext2 and ext3 partitions from Vista

First Download the FS-Driver from its webpage.

Once you have on your Vista disk, right click on it and select compatibility for XP Service Pack 2 as shown on this picture.

Encrypt your Files with Truecrypt & Forcefield GUI

I have always been security conscious, in todays world privacy & security is a thing of the past unless we take matters into our own hands. I have used many types of encryption applications, dm-crypt, luks, cryptsetup, encfs, and truecrypt. personally I like truecrypt more than all the others simply because you can hide encrypted files in encrypted files.

Howto Silence Sony Vaio laptop fan Using Fansilencer

Many people complain that Sony Vaio laptops are loud because of the fan. Fan is running almost all the time, which can be very annoying. This program works under Linux and requires SonyPI driver to work. This driver is preinstalled at least in Ubuntu distribution.

How to get fastest Ubuntu apt-get repository server with Synaptic

Downloading software from repositories can be a long and daunting task especially when you are downloading from a repository server which is far from your location.

Couple of Tips to make Gnome look nicer.

A fresh install of Ubuntu can look like a dogs dinner thanks to the massive icons and massive fonts, a couple of tips here to make gnome a little nicer to work with...

How to set up a VPN

This how to is a summary of the How to you can find on the official site of OpenVPN.

You can follow this step by step and should success to create your VPN

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