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Move on from Worst Passwords to Create and Remember Powerful Passwords

Move on from Worst Passwords to Create and Remember Powerful Passwords

Mashable.com listed out 25 worst passwords for year 2011, with the top honor taken by all time favorite password, “password”.  Check it out, its a fun reading, top 10 worst passwords are listed below 1. password 2. 123456 3.12345678 4. qwerty 5. abc123 6. monkey 7. 1234567 8. letmein 9. trustno1 10. dragon They...

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Enable Gnome-shell 3D Desktop Effects in Virtualized Fedora 16

Enable Gnome-shell 3D Desktop Effects in Virtualized Fedora 16

Due to a bug Gnome3 doesn’t load by default and only the failsafe Gnome 2 loads everything. However to enable Gnome3 or the Gnome shell with 3D effects in Fedora 16 guest installed using Virtualbox, you need to do the following: 1. After installing Fedora 16 Verne, install the  guest additions as described here....

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Change Default Boot Order for Grub 2 in Ubuntu 11.10 Oneiric Ocelot

Change Default Boot Order for Grub 2 in Ubuntu 11.10 Oneiric Ocelot

Ubuntus 11.10 use Grub2. This post discusses the procedure to change the default boot choice for Grub for multi OS setting. If you want to make Windows to boot automatically by default, read on. With Grub 2 you can no longer edit grub.conf or menu.lst files located in /boot/grub folder. The file to be...

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Easily Backup Network Share for Windows 7 in Linux (Ubuntu)

Easily Backup Network Share for Windows 7 in Linux (Ubuntu)

While there are plenty of programs and options out there that let you backup data across different platforms like Bacula, BackupPc etc. Their setup is usually far too cumbersome for a regular user. I use my *nix box for my backup tasks. But I have a Windows 7 PC which has all the raw...

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How to View your Webcam on iPod Touch / iPhone / iPad

How to View your Webcam on iPod Touch / iPhone / iPad

If you have an iPod / iPad / iPhone you can turn it in to a handheld video monitor which can be used as a baby monitor or for surveillance or other security purposes. The setup is very simple (you just need a working webcam and a couple of free / inexpensive software) and...

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Tweak Ubuntu 11.04 Natty using UbuntuTweak

Tweak Ubuntu 11.04 Natty using UbuntuTweak

Ubuntu Tweak lets you look and change whats inside the hood of Ubuntu (or Linux Mint or other Ubuntu derivatives). Basically it provides a nice GU Interface to change settings which are otherwise hidden or difficult to change, thereby allowing a more customized user experience. Installation on Maverick Meerkat is simple, first add the...

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How to Change Default Grub Theme or Splash Image in Ubuntu 11.04 and 10.10

How to Change Default Grub Theme or Splash Image in Ubuntu 11.04 and 10.10

Ubuntu 11.04, Natty Narwhal and its predecessors Ubuntu 10.10, Lucid Lynx (10.04 LTS)  etc use Grub2 and it is possible to change the grub theme from its drab black and white to something more refreshing. The instructions for doing so are included below. In addition you can also change the resolution of the Grub...

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Change Default Boot Order for Grub 2 in Ubuntu 11.04 Natty or 10.10, 10.04 etc

Change Default Boot Order for Grub 2 in Ubuntu 11.04 Natty or 10.10, 10.04 etc

Ubuntus 9.10, 10.04, 10.10, 11.04 etc. use Grub2 so if your are using any of these versions of Linux then this trick should work for you. This post discusses the standard command line approach as well as GUI approach, discussed at the end of this post. With Grub 2 you can no longer edit...

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Make Ubuntu 10.10 Look Like Snow Leopard in One Step!

Make Ubuntu 10.10 Look Like Snow Leopard in One Step!

We had tried earlier to mimic the look and feel of Mac OS (Snow Leopard) for Ubuntu 10.10 and 10.04, but with only limited success. The process was not only cumbersome, the final product wasn’t as perfect as you would like it to be. Things have changed and changed for good, with the advent...

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Free Quick / Fast Boot Linux OS Reviewed

Free Quick / Fast Boot Linux OS Reviewed

Quick boot OS or Fast Boot OS is the in thing these days and plenty of laptops shipped these days, come pre-installed with some version of it. While Chrome OS is still under development there are a couple of Quick boot “OSes” already out there, these are mostly Linux based and are free to...

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Monitor or Change CPU Frequency / Speed in Ubuntu

Monitor or Change CPU Frequency / Speed in Ubuntu

Want to run in power saving mode or if you want to have Ubuntu scale your CPU frequency as per the demand or if you want it to run at full capacity at all times! You can achieve all this by using the CPU Frequency Scaling Monitor. You can add it to the Top...

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Transfer Installed Applications to Fresh Ubuntu Installation

Transfer Installed Applications to Fresh Ubuntu Installation

If you bought a new hard drive and want to do a fresh install or need to install same set of packages on several machines, then installing all the packages one by one can be a big hassle if you try installing them manually. Transferring already installed packages from the current computer to a...

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Solution to FeedBurner’s “read time out” Error for WordPress

Solution to FeedBurner’s “read time out” Error for WordPress

Our feed had been acting up lately and have not be updating for several days. Googling for the same didn’t really help me out much, except for a post that suggested removing (or deactivating Yet Another Related Post Plugin), which didn’t fix the issue for me. I had set 15 feeds in my WordPress...

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Linux Command to Fix Permissions for Files and Directories

Linux Command to Fix Permissions for Files and Directories

If you migrate your WordPress blog or another CMS driven website to another location, you might have to face issues with file permissions. For WordPress, the default directory permissions are 755 and the default file permissions are 644. This post focuses on setting these permission using command line (given that you have ssh access to your webserver)....

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Cheap DIY esata Enclosure Hack for 2.5″ Laptop SATA Drive

Cheap DIY esata Enclosure Hack for 2.5″ Laptop SATA Drive

If your laptop or desktop features an eSATA port, then you can take advantage of it and connect your external drive to the eSATA port for faster data access, when compared to USB. But the standard eSATA enclosures are way costlier. This hack tells you, how to convert your existing USB enclosure to eSATA...

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Replace WordPress Search With Google Search

Replace WordPress Search With Google Search

Finally got to replace the “weak and inefficient” default search in WordPress, with blazing fast and powerful Google search. There are more advantages to it, than just the speed and convenience. You might end up generating some revenue on the side too. Even though you would need to get your hands dirty with php...

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Uninstall Grub (Replace Grub with Windows 7 Boot Loader)

Uninstall Grub (Replace Grub with Windows 7 Boot Loader)

There are times when you would need to get rid of Grub boot loader and replace it with the standard Windows boot loader, this might be necessary if you want to remove Ubuntu or any other Linux partition from your machine. Deleting Linux partitions is not enough, and you must remove Grub too. Here...

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Make Ubuntu 10.10 Maverick Look Like Mac (Snow Leopard)

Make Ubuntu 10.10 Maverick Look Like Mac (Snow Leopard)

If you are using Ubuntu 10.04, or 10.10 see the updated post here for simpler one step installation. You can make your linux (Fedora 14, Ubuntu 10.10, 10.04 etc.) desktop look like Mac OSX. You can do this in  few simple steps. The steps described below need that you already have Compiz Fusion and...

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SSD Hack (Configuration Optimization) for Windows 7

SSD Hack (Configuration Optimization) for Windows 7

Solid State Drives (SSDs) are the latest craze of the geek community as they have become increasingly affordable. SSDs provide the single most important upgrade that your computer is in need off. I recently got mine. This post is going to list out all the hacks and tweaks that one needs to apply to...

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Rar Unrar Support For Fedora 14 Laughlin

Rar Unrar Support For Fedora 14 Laughlin

To enable the support for .rar archive files, you need to install a package called “unrar” which is only available though the RPMFusion repository. To enable this repository first, paste the following in a terminal while being root (type su at command prompt), however if you have enabled it already then skip to next...

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