radiotray: online radio player for Ubuntu

Just came across smart ubuntu online radio client — radiotray. As it comes from its name radiotray sits in Ubuntu’s system tray and just plays online radio (see the screenshot taken on my Ubuntu Lucid Lynx). You can of course stop playing or select different channel (there are four channels coming by default). I found this utility useful when working as it doesn’t required to keep in RAM such monster […]

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youtube-dl: download youtube videos in Ubuntu using command line

If you use Ubuntu (or other Linux distribution) and you wish to download some video from youtube.com into .flv file you can try using youtube-dl command line utility. It just downloads videos without any online applications, converters or etc. Type the following command in terminal to get it installed: sudo apt-get install youtube-dl Let’s imagine you would like to download the following video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2leg8mUE9rs (this is part of Military Parade […]

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Create Encrypted Filesystem Within a File (truecrypt way)

Some time ago I’ve written an article named 16 GB encrypted candy file describing how to create encrypted filesystem within regular file. After quick research it became clear that cryptoloop is vulnerable and there is open exploit available on the web: see it here (thanks to everybody who commented that article). So I don’t recommend to use cryptoloop but instead take a look at truecrypt that makes it possible not only […]

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Install Google Chrome (Chromium) on Ubuntu Lucid Lynx

There are several approaches to install Google Chrome browser for Linux (another name Chromium) in Ubuntu Lucid Lynx. According to the first approach you can download deb package compatible with Ubuntu Lucid Lynx just from Google Chrome website (direct link to deb) and get it installed using dpkg command line utility or gdebi (just open downloaded deb file with double-click). Currently it is available as a beta so every time […]

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Install Windows after Ubuntu Lucid Lynx

Sh*t happens. There is no more applications to manage my 6th generation iPod Classic 160 GB under Linux/Ubuntu. I have to install Windows as the second operating system along with newly installed Ubuntu Lucid Lynx (it rocks but this is for another post) to run iTunes. For rather long time I’ve been using gtkpod, amarok, banshee, exaile or rhythmbox to sync my ipod under Linux/Ubuntu and load my music collection there. […]

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