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

Using TrueCrypt on Ubuntu for Encryption

TrueCrypt is open source software for on-the-fly encryption. TrueCrypt can use an encrypted file or partition and mount it for use transparently by any application. The Windows version has a fancy GUI, but on Linux there is a good command line interface.

Selectable CPU Profiles In Ubuntu

A nice little article which helps you get the most out of your SpeedStep or CPU Scaling processor.

Get your Wireless Connection up an runing

Having problems with your wireless internet conection? No probs, here is the solution for you.

Easy Video Right-Click Conversion for your Phone/iPod

Convert all those filthy lil'videos for your Smart/media phone or you iPod, with just a right click.

New Google Linux Apps Coming Soon

In addition to Chris DiBona’s words about NVIDIA and ATI binary display drivers, Google had also made an interesting splash at the first-ever Linux Foundation Collaboration Summit (which they had kindly hosted at their Mountain View campus) during a presentation by the Google Linux Client Team. What was it?

tcptraceroute, A way to make traceroutes with firewalls in the middle of the path

Today I want to show you a real good network administration tool, if you do network administration, you should use ping and traceroute to check whenever a host is alive or not.

Gnome vim, our old and great text editor (vi) graphical

I really love vim (vi), is my preferred text editor, I am no expert at it, not even intermediate user, as it has a lot of options and features to learn, I have been using it since I started with Linux in 1997.

Mount a remote file system through ssh Using sshfs

If you want to access a remote file system through ssh you need to install sshfs.sshfs is a filesystem client based on the SSH File Transfer Protocol. Since most SSH servers already support this protocol it is very easy to set up: i.e. on the server side there’s nothing to do. On the client side mounting the file system is as easy as logging into the server with ssh.

Flash Linux

good distro once ready for running on 256 usbkey.

Sharing files between Ubuntu and XP or Vista

This guide to install samba server on Ubuntu Feisty Fawn, will help you share files from your Ubuntu Feisty with the windows machines on your network.

This way maybe you will be able to use Ubuntu at your office, hope you can.

Why a Seperate /home Rocks

The ability to have a seperate /home partition on Linux to keep all your settings, personalised stuff and so on is an incredible feature.

How to install packages behind a proxy?

A small guide on how to install packages while sitting behind a proxy server. I've explained the installation through the UI based Synaptics Pacakge manager instead of the normal apt-get commands.

Setting the time of your Linux

How important is time for Linux Lots of the task your Linux machine are controlled by the time, things like cron jobs, emails' Date, file's dates, so it is really important to have your computer's clock on time. Setting the time using Gnome If you are using Gnome you can set ...

Saving Power on Intel Hardware Using Powertop

Powertop is linux tool that finds the software component(s) that make your laptop use more power than necessary while it is idle. As of Linux kernel version 2.6.21, the kernel no longer has a fixed 1000Hz timer tick. This will (in theory) give a huge power savings because the CPU stays in low power mode for longer periods of time during system idle.

10 Simple Step for faster making Ubuntu boot faster

One day, I was tired of the slow booting process of Ubuntu and did some tweaks to make it boot faster. Read about how I did it on the blog.

Full Circle Magazine issue 4 - not only new content

The Ubuntu-centric magazine Full Circle Magazine released their fourth issue earlier this week. Of course there is lots of new interesting content as usual, but this time there is another thing to take note of.

Mythbuntu 7.10 Public Alpha 4

The Mythbuntu team is happy to announce the release of Mythbuntu Alpha 4. This release is also based on Gutsy and should be considered Alpha quality until final release. It is at a very usable stage, and sports bleeding edge packages.

IEs4Linux: Internet Explorer for your Linux

Dont you like Firefox? Shame on you, but you can install Microsoft Internet Explorer (5, 5.5 or 6) easy and quick with IEs4Linux.

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