How To Set Up a Home Network With Ubuntu, Part 2

October 11, 2008 by · 5 Comments
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In Part 1 I showed how to set up your home network with static IP addresses. In Part 2 I'm going to show how to share folders across the network. There's a lot of information on the net for setting up Samba (which works with Windows SMB) to share files. That's fine if you need to share files and folders with Windows computers, but in a pure Linux environment NFS (Network File System) works just as well or better. Some reports on the web claim it to be 3-4 times faster than Samba for file transfers. In today's post, I'll show how to install and configure NFS in order to share folders across your home Linux network. Read more

How To Set Up a Home Network With Ubuntu, Part 1

October 4, 2008 by · 6 Comments
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Building a home network can make the management and use of multiple computers in your home much more convenient. For example, you can set up shared folders so that you have access to your files from any computer in the house. Another nice thing you can do is share your printer with all of your other computers, so you can print from anywhere. Read more

How To Create Multiple Firefox Profiles

September 27, 2008 by · Leave a Comment
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Although it's possible to create separate login profiles on both Windows and Linux, it's often inconvenient when sharing a computer with other household members to start a whole new login session when someone just wants to quickly access their webmail or homepage. A more convenient solution is to create separate user profiles in Firefox to manage different homepages, bookmarks, etc. Read more

Ubuntu Video Configuration on a Dell Inspiron 2600

September 21, 2008 by · 4 Comments
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Update Nov. 9, 2008 - While trying to get Ubuntu 8.10 working on my 2600, I remembered one key detail to getting 8.04 to work. I've only gotten it to work with BIOS revision A08. Here's a link to the Inspiron 2600 BIOS A08 on the Dell website. Unfortunately, this is a Windows executable to make a bootable floppy, so obviously you'll need access to a Windows machine to make the BIOS boot disk. Read more

How To Install Avast! in Ubuntu

September 13, 2008 by · 8 Comments
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Avast! antivirus offers a free desktop edition for Linux. I've already shown how to install avast! in Windows XP, today I'm going to show how to install the Linux version on Ubuntu. The first step is to go to the avast! website and download the .deb package. After the download has completed, you should be able to double click the .deb and then click on Install Package. The system will prompt you for your password and then the installation should start. If you'd prefer to use the command line for this task, open a terminal and change to the directory where the new .deb file is saved. Then enter the following command: (adjust this for the name of the .deb package you just downloaded.) Read more

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