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Linux

Play YouTube Videos Without Flash [From /tmp, Works With Adobe Flash 10.2]

Post date: February 16, 2011, 11:02 Category: Multimedia Views: 4946 Comments
Tutorial quote: A while back we wrote how to play YouTube videos without Flash with just one click. The second method (my favourite) used to work with any browser but the latest Flash 10.2 breaks it because the cached files are deleted from /tmp (but are still there). With the help of Reddit, I got it working again and with a minor tweak it works with any browser (I've only tested it with Firefox and Chromium).
Unix+clones

Enhance boot-time security with GRUB passwords

Post date: April 26, 2006, 13:04 Category: Security Views: 3781 Comments
Tutorial quote: The security of data files on your computer is at risk, and not just because you are connected to the Internet. Anyone with physical access to your machine can bypass all passwords to gain entry to your hard disk with one simple command given to the bootloader. Fortunately, the popular GRand Unified Bootloader (GRUB) is equipped with security features to prevent such an 'attack.' It can password protect each entry of your boot menu.
Ubuntu

Optical Character Recognition With Tesseract OCR On Ubuntu 7.04

Post date: August 28, 2007, 20:08 Category: Desktop Views: 3848 Comments
Tutorial quote: This guide describes how to set up Tesseract OCR on Ubuntu 7.04. OCR means "Optical Character Recognition". The resulting system will be able to convert images with embedded text to text files. Tesseract is licensed under the Apache License v2.0.
Debian

Installing MyDNS-NG & MyDNSConfig 3 On Debian Lenny

Post date: April 9, 2009, 11:04 Category: Installing Views: 4014 Comments
Tutorial quote: In this tutorial I will describe how to install and configure MyDNS-NG and MyDNSConfig 3 on Debian Lenny. MyDNS-NG is a DNS server that uses a MySQL database as backend instead of configuration files like, for example, Bind or djbdns. MyDNSConfig is an easy to use web-based interface to MyDNS-NG. MyDNSConfig can create all types of DNS records that are available in MyDNS and adds features like user management and access privileges.
Linux

Backup and Restore Linux Partitions Using Partimage

Post date: January 22, 2007, 18:01 Category: Installing Views: 3741 Comments
Tutorial quote: Partition Image is a Linux/UNIX utility which saves partitions in many formats (see below) to an image file. The image file can be compressed in the GZIP/BZIP2 formats to save disk space, and split into multiple files to be copied on removable floppies (ZIP for example), … Partitions can be saved across the network since version 0.6.0.When using Partimage, the partitions must be unmounted.
Debian

Running Vhosts With Apache2 mpm-itk On Debian

Post date: September 7, 2008, 16:09 Category: System Views: 4001 Comments
Tutorial quote: apache2-mpm-itk (just mpm-itk for short) is an MPM (Multi-Processing Module) for the Apache 2 web server. mpm-itk allows you to run each of your vhost under a separate uid and gid — in short, the scripts and configuration files for one vhost no longer have to be readable for all the other vhosts.

OpenSUSE

acripper - Automatically Rip Audio CDs to ogg,mp3 in openSUSE

Post date: April 15, 2009, 06:04 Category: Multimedia Views: 5571 Comments
Tutorial quote: Automatic Command-line Ripper (acripper) is a free opensource tool for ripping and encoding CD tracks on the fly. It also tries to get the CD information from feeddb.org, a CDDB website and writes it to the encoded files. If no information from freedb.org is available, it then tries to read CD information (CD title, artist name, tracks names) from a text file names “titles.txt” in the working directory.
Linux

Add Windows media support to your Linux box

Post date: December 31, 2005, 15:12 Category: Multimedia Views: 3865 Comments
Tutorial quote: Having trouble getting .WMV, .WMA, and .ASF files - the Windows-based media formats - to open on your Linux box? Being forced to dual-boot or switch workstations just to listen to or watch audio and video clips is usually more effort than it's worth. But fortunately, if you are using Xine and one of its frontends like Totem, you can add support for these file formats within Linux.
Linux

How to install MusicPD, Pitchfork and IceCast

Post date: June 22, 2007, 03:06 Category: Multimedia Views: 7027 Comments
Tutorial quote: Music Player Daemon (MPD) allows remote access for playing music (MP3, Ogg Vorbis, FLAC, AAC, Mod, and wave files) and managing playlists. MPD is designed for integrating a computer into a stereo system that provides control for music playback over a local network. Pitchfork on the other hand is a graphical user interface based on Ajax, allowing you to control MPD with your browser.
In this tutorial you'll see how to get them up and running.
Linux

TrueCrypt Tutorial: Truly Portable Data Encryption

Post date: July 2, 2007, 23:07 Category: Security Views: 4323 Comments
Tutorial quote: TrueCrypt is a free software that encrypts data on-the-fly. Right now the newest version released is version 4.3. You can create an encrypted hard drive, a separate partition or a directory with TrueCrypt. It does not simply encrypt the content of files, but their names and the names of the directories they are in as well. Moreover there is no way to check the size of the encrypted directory/HDD/partition. TrueCrypt is available for Windows and Linux.
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