Tether Your Android Phone With Ubuntu

November 14, 2010 by · Leave a Comment
Filed under: HowTo, linux, Ubuntu 

One of the much touted features of Android 2.2 Froyo is the ability to connect the phone to your computer through USB and allow the computer to use your phone's internet connection. This practice it commonly known as tethering.

I'm not sure about other mobile carriers in the US, but Verizon modifies/disables this feature in Android so that you can't use it. Verizon wants you to pay another $29.99 a month to enable this feature. That wouldn't be too much of a big deal if they didn't already require you to already have a $29.99/month unlimited data plan just so you can activate an Android phone on their network. Read more

Fix The GNOME Screenshot Shortcut in Ubuntu 10.10

November 2, 2010 by · Leave a Comment
Filed under: gnome, HowTo, linux, Ubuntu 

For years the keyboard shortcuts in the GNOME Desktop Manager have been Print Screen to take a shot of the whole screen and Alt + Print Screen to take a shot of the active window. (See the documentation here.) Something happened in Ubuntu 10.10 Maverick Meerkat that breaks the functionality to take screenshots of the active window. Read more

Cross-Platform Koobface Worm Can Infect Linux

October 28, 2010 by · 5 Comments
Filed under: linux, news, security, Ubuntu 

There is a new version of the Koobface worm that can infect a Linux operating system. Jerome Segura over at Pareto Logic has a blog post showing how this worm can infect a user's home directory in Ubuntu. Read more

Dear Linux Users, Kimberly-Clark Doesn’t Want Your Business

October 27, 2010 by · 5 Comments
Filed under: linux, news, opinion, web development 

I became a father this past June. If you're a regular reader of my site, you've probably noticed my decrease in posting frequency since then. Much of the time that used to be spent tinkering with Linux is now spent changing diapers, buying diapers, feeding my daughter, etc. Read more

Remove LAMP in Ubuntu

October 18, 2010 by · 14 Comments
Filed under: HowTo, linux, Ubuntu, web development 

The most popular post on this site is the one showing how to install a LAMP server on Ubuntu. Once you're done developing your websites on your computer, you may want to remove the LAMP server from your Ubuntu installation. Actually, you probably want to leave the Linux part and only remove the AMP part, (Apache, MySQL, php).

I've done a post previously that shows how to do this in several steps, but I wanted to come up with a more automated way. Read more

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