Raw Disk Access with Virtualbox | No need to boot into DOS-based disc utility. Use Virtualbox for raw disk access of a hard drive!
iPhone and iPod Linux Support | Does my iPhone or iPod work in Linux? Yes! Check out the libmobiledevice project. These guys are awesome. You can sync your music, backup your entire phone / device, and even do tethering. It just shows up as a network device in Linux. A few blurbs about it are here, here, and here. iOS 4
Mac How-To Install Ubuntu to External USB Hard Drive | This guide is for Intel Mac (only!) How to install Ubuntu to external USB hard disk and leave your existing Intel Apple machine and internal hard drive untouched. There seems to be a lot of confusion over this topic. Here is a method that works if you don’t want to/are unable to alter your existing
SSH Key Pair to Login Without Password | How can I setup ssh to login without having to type the password? You must first generate what is known as a key pair, then copy the public key to your server. 1. Run this command: ssh-keygen -t dsa …which will be followed by: Generating public/private dsa key pair. Enter file in which to save
Region-Free DVD Playback with VLC | Q: How do I playback DVDs with different region codes? A: Use VLC! (http://www.videolan.org/vlc/) VLC ignores all region indications on DVDs and in DVD drive firmware. It just works!
Encode Flash Video with FFmpeg | How do I encode my video to flash for my website? You don’t need any adobe or other over-priced software. On Linux (and OS X) you can use FFmpeg which is free! On Ubuntu, I suggest you first enable the medibuntu repo. Then install the following: sudo apt-get install ffmpeg libavcodec-extra-52 The following command will
Encrypted VPN with DD-WRT for your iPod or iPhone | How do I create an encrypted VPN to tunnel my iPhone traffic through my home internet connection? August 2012 Update: PPTP VPNs are no longer secure. The encryption has been cracked and PPTP VPNs should no longer be used!
Adjust Your swappiness! | What is swappiness and why the heck should I change it? swappiness is a value between 0 and 100 which controls the priority of your system using ram vs. swap. Making this change will greatly increase the performance of your box! Especially if you have a recent system with lots of ram. A swappiness value
Rip DVD Audio with MPlayer | You can use MPlayer to rip audio from a DVD into a high quality .wav file. You will need to add the medibuntu repo in order to install libdvdcss. sudo apt-get install libdvdcss2 mplayer Pop in your favorite DVD, then issue this command: mplayer -vo null -ao pcm -ao pcm:file=audio.wav dvd://01 You may have to
OS X in Virtualbox | Edit: Virtualbox 4.x is now out! And most all hackintosh these days is being done via tonymacx86. So this article may be slightly dated. Tune in for updates on virtualbox + OS X soon! How do I install OS X inside Virtualbox? You will need: – Virtualbox 3.2 or higher – Intel CPU of Core