Create an Encrypted Folder in Ubuntu with Cryptkeeper

March 29, 2009 by · 26 Comments
Filed under: gnome, HowTo, linux, security, Ubuntu 

Since it's tax time here in the US, I figured it would be good to post something to help you keep your information safe. Today I'll show you how to install and use the Cyptkeeper applet in Ubuntu.

Cryptkeeper is a GNOME applet for managing EncFS encrypted folders. To install it, make sure the Universe Repository is enabled and install it with Synaptic. Alternatively, install it from the command line with:

sudo apt-get install cryptkeeper

The installation should have added your userid to the fuse group. If it didn't, you can add it with: Read more

How To Create Multiple Firefox Profiles in Windows

March 27, 2009 by · 1 Comment
Filed under: firefox, HowTo, windows 

Although it's possible to create separate login profiles on Windows, 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

Install the Fedora 10 Desktop Theme in Ubuntu

March 26, 2009 by · Leave a Comment
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One of the common complaints heard about Ubuntu is that some people just don't care for the brown theme that's applied by default. Many who have tried Fedora 10 have commented on the clean appearance of the theme. Thanks to the open source nature of Linux, it's not too hard to get your Ubuntu desktop to look like the one from Fedora 10. Read more

Download the Fedora 10 Wallpaper

March 25, 2009 by · Leave a Comment
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This post is part of the process to Install the Fedora 10 Theme in Ubuntu.

If you've tried the Fedora 10 Linux distribution, then you've seen the cool default Solar theme. The centerpiece of this theme is the Solar wallpaper. This wallpaper is available from the Fedora Artwork site. Read more

How To Install the Echo Icon Theme in Ubuntu

March 24, 2009 by · 2 Comments
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This post is part of the process to Install the Fedora 10 Theme in Ubuntu.

The Echo Icon Theme is an icon set created by the Fedora team to be used as the default Gnome Desktop icons for a Fedora Linux installation. This post will show you how to download these icons and install them on an Ubuntu system. Read more

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