How To Disable IPv6 In Ubuntu 9.10 Karmic Koala

If your browsers work OK, you do not need to disable IPv6. Also, there is nothing wrong with either Ubuntu (Karmic) or IPv6, so if you are experiencing any issues, they are because of your ISP / router / modem.

Faster Internet Browsing In Linux with Ziproxy

Ziproxy is forwarding, non-caching, compressing HTTP proxy server coming to the rescue of Linux (bot 32 and 64 bit) users with slow internet connections. Basically it squeezes images by converting them to lower quality JPEGs or JPEG 2000 and compresses (gzip) HTML and other text-like data.

Trickle Limits Upload and Download Speeds for Individual Applications

Trickle is a Linux application which allows you to limit the network bandwidth of individual applications such as a torrent client, web browsers or any other program.

BaShare Helps You Share File Over the Internet and LAN

BaShare (Basic Share) is a very simply and user-friendly file sharing tool over the Internet and private LAN too.

Cooliris Now Available on Linux Too

Photo and video enhancer Cooliris has launched an updated version of its browser add-on that brings new features including support for viewing local media, file specific metadata, and a Facebook photo viewer that shows user name tags.

Netlimiter for Linux: pyshaper

pyshaper lets you set bandwidth minimum and maximum limits on several criteria:
* remote host/port, and local host/port (most shaper apps have this)
* pid of locally connected program
* username under which local program is running
* command line and arguments under which local program was launched
* country in which remmote peer resides

Keystrokes Logger

Freeware keyboard logging application saves each typed keys, characters, digits and special character keys including tab, alt, shift, ctrl in confidential encrypted hidden log file.

Speed up Firefox by mounting the profile in tmpfs [Linux only]

tmpfs is a virtual, RAM-backed filesystem. It’s lightning-fast, but since it’s RAM-backed, any file written to tmpfs uses precious memory while it’s there, and the entire contents of the virtual partition are lost on shutdown or crash. The good news is that these detriments can be minimized, making tmpfs a viable choice for your profile directory.

How to install Firefox 3.1b2 in Ubuntu (from repo)

Go to System > Administration > Software Sources, to the Third-Party Software tab and add this repository:

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Mozilla Firefox 3.1 Beta 1 available for download

Firefox 3.1 Beta 1 is now available for download. This milestone is focused on testing the core functionality provided by many new features and changes to the platform scheduled for Firefox 3.1. Ongoing planning for Firefox 3.1 can be followed at the Firefox 3.1 Planning Center, as well as in and on in #shiretoko.

Firefox 3 - The Beast Among Web Browsers

Not only Firefox became in a relatively short amount of time the most popular web browser on Linux, but it also turned out to be the most powerful competitor to Internet Explorer on Windows, proving itself faster, more stable, more flexible and secure. Some would say Firefox is one of the most important proofs that open-source can and is actually better than closed, proprietary software.

Mozilla Corp. today announced the winners of its third “Extend Firefox” contest

Mozilla Corp. today announced the winners of its third “Extend Firefox” contest, an annual competition that recognizes the year’s best Firefox add-ons.

Opera 9.52 Released

We released 9.52 today, which addresses several security and stability issues. This release is a recommended upgrade for all those running the latest stable releases.

My top 5 Firefox 3 themes

My top 5 Firefox 3 themes

1. Past Modern - my favourite.


Securing Your Wireless Internet Connection

It is a well known fact that wireless connections are by nature insecure.  Your chances of being snooped on and valuable data stolen from you is very high, even in the most secure setups.  It's even more likely in a public setting such as an internet cafe or a wireless hotspot.  That is why good solutions are needed to ensure that your wireless connections are as secure as they can be. 

Best Greasemonkey and Stylish scripts

Best Greasemonkey and Stylish scripts (both are Firefox extensions).

How to use your Nokia to connect to the Internet in Ubuntu

OS X is without a doubt the easiest OS for configuring Bluetooth devices. Adding phones, keyboards and headsets is (more or less) as easy as it could be. Windows is way behind. You can add your phone, but where OS X automatically sets up the phone as a modem connection, you will have to download some PC Suite crap or hack your way onto the phone. Ubuntu is somewhere between Windows and OS X, but (sad to say) closer to Windows.

SSH101: Secure Shell Basics and X11 Forwarding


SSH is an incredibly powerful tool. It lets you connect to a computer anywhere in the world, share files, and even run applications remotely. This tutorial will take you through installing and configuring the SSH Server, discuss some of the basic options of the SSH client, and even show you how to run graphical applications on a remote computer, from anywhere.


Disable internet access for particular user in Ubuntu

This is very useful if you want to block internet access to your kids or particular users. First you need to edit the network interfaces file using the following command:

Keep Internet junk at bay with content filters

Each day, I come across someone on the blogosphere complaining about the design of a Web site. Some don't like screaming text, others don't like banners, and still others hate ads.

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