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HOWTO: Install Linux apps 101

This Computer World article goes over installing Linux apps from source (compiling), from your distribution's package manager, and from an third party intall package. Master these 3 simple install methods and you're one step closer to being a Linux Jedi. Sooner or later, we all end up installing new software on our computers. Whether it's a new [...]

HOWTO: Play Pandora streaming radio in Linux

HOWTO: Play Pandora streaming radio in Linux

UPDATE: Adobe Air for Linux is out of beta and can be installed much easier now. Read the updated post here. While I really wanted to play my custom Pandora.com streaming radio in Amarok, I have found a better (and more official) option for Linux users that hate keeping a browser tab/window open for Pandora to keep playing. The following [...]

HOWTO: 10 ways to make your Linux box boot faster

HOWTO: 10 ways to make your Linux box boot faster

Linux rarely needs to be rebooted. But when it does, it's often slow to boot. Fortunately, there are ways to speed things up. Some of these methods are not terribly difficult. (although some, unfortunately, are). Let's take a look. (more…)

HOWTO: Remove the Firefox 3 EULA

HOWTO: Remove the Firefox 3 EULA

I tried installing Firefox version 3.0 from the Linux tar file that they offer at firefox.com. I wanted to bring it up on my OLPC, as an alternative to the clumsy "Browse" program. I unpacked the tar file and ran "firefox/firefox". Eek!!! I was shocked when it filled the screen with a EULA (End User License Agreement) and refused to let me [...]

HOWTO: Reboot Your Linux Server The Easy Way

If you have ever had a hard drive fail on a remote server you may remember the feeling you had after trying to issue command like: # reboot bash: /sbin/reboot: Input/output error # shutdown -r now bash: /sbin/shutdown: Input/output error Obviously, there is a problem with your drive. These commands are failing because the kernel is unable to [...]

Security 101: Running SSH on an alternate port

Security 101: Running SSH on an alternate port

Changing the port sshd listens on is a simple and necessary security process; it's just a matter of updating your sshd_config file and then reloading the new configuration. Use the procedure below to change the port that sshd is listening on to 6969: Warning: Incorrectly following this procedure may render your server unreachable through [...]

HOWTO: Secure A Linux Web Server

HOWTO: Secure A Linux Web Server

If you self-manage or Co-Lo a Linux server, you absolutely need to know how to secure your box. If you don't know, you need managed hosting. End of story. No questions. Here's a (very) basic outline for you. You'll need to do some research on each step. This post is specific to a Linux server running Apache and PHP, a very common combination. [...]

HOWTO: Install Apple iPhone Themes like Stereo’s Leopard Theme using SummerBoard

HOWTO: Install Apple iPhone Themes like Stereo’s Leopard Theme using SummerBoard

SummerBoard is an extension to the iPhone's SpringBoard user experience. SummerBoard adds a variety of useful and fun features to your iPhone, including scrolling icons, wallpaper and themes! iPhone/iPod Touch 1.1.1 alpha release available! If you've upgraded to firmware 1.1.1, for now you will need to [...]

HOWTO: Use The Private Photobucket Exploit

HOWTO: Use The Private Photobucket Exploit

Here's a quick little (albeit limited) HOW TO using the mobile Photobucket pages. If you want to see the pics in, say, "test"s album, you have to start with a filename you already know is in the album, say, pic074.jpg. The universal URL is: http://m301.photobucket.com/albumview/albums/*/*.html? you then insert the album username and image [...]

HOWTO: Remote Shutdown of a Windows Computer from Linux

HOWTO: Remote Shutdown of a Windows Computer from Linux

I was away for a few days with my family visiting relatives, but being self-employed it can be hard to take time off, and wouldn't you know it I had to spend a little time online checking email, finding passwords for people and occasionally just checking in on things at the house through a remote desktop connection to a Windows media computer [...]

HOWTO: Install a hidden operating system with Truecrypt 6

HOWTO: Install a hidden operating system with Truecrypt 6

If your system partition or system drive is encrypted using TrueCrypt, you need to enter your pre-boot authentication password in the TrueCrypt Boot Loader screen after you turn on or restart your computer. It may happen that you are forced by somebody to decrypt the operating system or to reveal the pre-boot authentication password. There are [...]

Embedding a File in an Executable, aka Hello World v5967

Embedding a File in an Executable, aka Hello World v5967

I recently had the need to embed a file in an executable. Since I'm working at the command line with gcc, et al and not with a fancy RAD tool that makes it all happen magically it wasn't immediately obvious to me how to make this happen. A bit of searching on the net found a hack to essentially cat it onto the end of the executable and then [...]

Recover Deleted Files with Free Software

Recover Deleted Files with Free Software

From our friends at Lifehacker... "The computer ate my term paper!" We've all been there at some point. You delete an important file, somehow it skips your Recycle Bin altogether, and for all practical purposes, it's disappeared into the ether. But before you hit the big red panic button, there's a very good chance that your file is still alive [...]

HOWTO: Scrape Data From a Remote Website

HOWTO: Scrape Data From a Remote Website

Alright, I'm sure you're saying to yourself, ok I have all this data (e.g., web page, file data, it's all the same to us) but I really want to extract some very specific data out of it. Does that sound like what you're looking for? Well what we'll do is a basic PHP web scrape, and then we're going to take and pull some data out of it. For our [...]

HOWTO: Steal $5,000 in Fuel…

HOWTO: Steal $5,000 in Fuel…

Talk about a gas guzzler... Police seized a truck and trailer equipped with a trap door that was used at least three times to siphon thousands of gallons of BP diesel fuel from underground storage tanks at a Tic Toc Food Mart in Mercer County. "You got to have a little respect for this," Hermitage police Deputy Chief Edward Holiga said [...]

HOWTO: Catch Script Kiddies

HOWTO: Catch Script Kiddies

HOWTO: Fill a Used Print Cartridge with Invisible Ink

If you've got a spare printer ink cartridge and a document you only want one person to see—or just some free time and a cloak-and-dagger kick—one helpful Metacafe post has a project for you. The tutorial requires a utility knife, some invisible ink pens and a syringe, and an empty ink cartridge, with black seeming to be an easier [...]

HOWTO: Creating An Army of Free Captcha Typers

HOWTO: Creating An Army of Free Captcha Typers

After all this talk about CAPTCHAs, let's take look at the "blackhat" side of things and create an "Army of Captcha Typers," that don't even know they're doing it. People are finally starting to catch on to this technique. However I’m finding a lack of tact in how to accomplish it successfully. The objective is simple. How do we get a [...]

HOWTO: Linux Crontab syntax, setup, and help

HOWTO: Linux Crontab syntax, setup, and help

We've been showing people how to automate various tasks in Linux for quite a while now. Today, we would like to briefly show people how to automate tasks in Linux using Cron jobs. You can execute crontab if your name appears in the file /usr/lib/cron/cron.allow. If that file does not exist, you can use crontab if your name does not appear in [...]

HOWTO: Playing NES games on your Smartphone

HOWTO: Playing NES games on your Smartphone

(This is for Windows Mobile (WM) phones. I have tried it with WM6 and 6.1. I would assume that it runs for WM5 as well, though.) Pocket Nester is an excellent NES emulator that runs nearly full speed with sound! You can map your phones keys to your preferred layout and even rotate the screen to landscape mode. Just make sure your NES Rom files [...]

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