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VirtualBox Hack – How to Share Folders on Ubuntu!

For those of you running Ubuntu under VirtualBox like me, you might want to know how to share folders between your host OS and Ubuntu.

It’s pretty simple, just go to Devices->Shared Folders, then add a shared folder like I did above with my D:\ drive on my host Windows 7 and named it “shared”.

Next, make a directory called /share:

sudo mkdir /share

mount it using the command:

sudo mount -t vboxsf share /share

Remember you can change /share in the above command to the any folder name you designated when you have a

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VMWare DIY – How to Run Ubuntu with Windows 7 in “Unity” mode!

Couple years back, actually exactly 5 years ago, I used to use Linux as my main operating system while Windows XP ran in VMWare Linux.  Well, those days are over because I feel that Windows simply runs slowly inside Linux.  But the other way works, you can always run Ubuntu inside Windows, I think that’s a better way to go if you need both operating systems in one computer.

Today I saw that on HowToGeek.com that there’s a “unity” mode in VMWare that

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Ubuntu Hacks – Top 10 Ubuntu HOWTOs for Faster/Better Ubuntu(or Linux)!

1. How to Speed Up Flash in Ubuntu!

As many of you Ubuntu users know, Flash can sometimes be slow and annoying on Ubuntu. UbuntuForums.org has some great suggested tweaks that can improve your flash speeds including removing of all flash plug-ins and re-install the latest version of flash and tweaking the about:config settings in Firefox.

2. How to Install OpenOffice 3.2!

OpenOffice has been slowly making great progress over the years, it’s probably one of the best open-source document software out there.  If you h

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Ubuntu DIY – How to Install Opera Web Browser in Ubuntu!

I know installing browsers with flash support in Ubuntu sometimes can simply be a pain in the rear, especially if you are running on non-standard CPUs. Well, here’s how to install Opera web browser for Ubuntu, with support for flash and java.  The new Opera browser has proved to be super-fast btw, from what I hear.

sudo dpkg -i opera_10.00.4585.gcc4.qt3_i386.deb

sudo apt-get install flashplugin-nonfree

sudo apt-get install sun-java6-fonts sun-java6-

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Linux Hack – How to Resume SCP Transfers after Interruption!

For those of you who need to “resume” SCP file transfers that have been interrupted, there’s an easy way to resume them using rsync command.

Use this:

alias scpresume="rsync --partial --progress --rsh=ssh"

For Ubuntu or Debian add sudo:

alias scpresume="sudo rsync --partial --progress --rsh=ssh"

This is great since you won’t have to restart your file transfers if you happened to be transferring files around 100GB.

Perks include understanding the same user@host:path syntax as scp as well as being able to resume a broken scp download (Note:

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Linux DIY – How to Create an SSH Tunnel and Share Internet Through Another Computer!

Well, I am in the process of creating a local tunnel connection between two of my web servers from MediaTemple (thanks Eric for the help btw), I stumbled across this cool Linux DIY that shows you how to create an SSH Tunnel between two linux computers and share the internet via proxy port number 2020.

This might be very useful if you happen to run a bunch of linux machines and run out of ethernet lines. (and you are not using WiFi)

To create a tunnel you need to check that ssh service is running on the computer that you want to connect. For Ubuntu or Debian based distribution

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Download Fedora 11!

I have to tell you, Fedora is still the best Linux out there.  It’s so good, even this blog itself runs on a Fedora server.  I know there’s stuff like Ubuntu but Fedora has always been at the top of my list for Linux.  (Before that, I used to favor RedHat but Fedora is basically the open-source version of RedHat after they went commercial.)

Anyways, download Fedora 11 here and screenshots: (via lifehacker)

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Label DIY – How to Make Awesome Laser Labels!

One of my friends Russell has been making a blog over at WorldLabel.com with some awesome posts on various different things you can do with laser labels, here’s some of my favorite DIY/HOWTO guides from WorldLabel Blog:

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Top 5 Geek’s Linux Distros!

Call me old school but I tend to like Fedora and Ubuntu for Linux distro of my choice but here’s a good list and explanation of the Top 5 geek’s linux distros.

Of course, now I might have to try them all out and see which one is actually the best.  My Ubuntu has been failing as of lately on my spare desktop, everything is SLOW!

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OLPC Hack – How to Run OLPC on any Laptop!

OLPC (One Laptop Per Child), can now be run on any computer via a USB flash drive.  If you wanted to get your child one of these OLPCs, you no longer have to buy an OLPC.  Just get a used laptop for 50 bucks then simply stick one of these Sugar on Stick USB flash devices that will run OLPC operating system.

There are two versions of Sugar on a Stick available at the moment. One is based on Fedora 10, while the other is basedo n Ubuntu 8.1

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