Fastest way to create ramdisk in Ubuntu/Linux

I hope many of you will agree that sometimes it’s really good idea to have some small amount of RAM mounted as a filesystem. It may be necessary when running some bash or perl script that handles, say, thousands of small files so it’s much more effective not to waste computer resources on reading/writing data on hard disk but keep those files directly in memory. This idea is known as […]

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Cisco GRE example setup

Hosts from LAN1 should be able to access hosts at LAN2 and vice-versa through GRE tunnel between R1 and R2. ISP doesn’t care what networks are behind R1 and R2 so the only way to establish connection between LAN1 and LAN2 is to use VPN, in this example we use GRE. GRE setup example topology

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Install Ubuntu Chromium browser (Google Chrome for Linux)

Update: Using Ubuntu Lucid Lynx? Here is corresponding article for you: Install Google Chrome (Chromium) on Ubuntu Lucid Lynx. One of the easiest way to try Chromium browser in Ubuntu Linux (Google Chrome browser for Unix/Linux operating system is named as Chromium) is to use daily binary builds at https://launchpad.net/chromium-project. Today Ubuntu is the most popular Linux disributions for desktops so there are daily builds available for the following Ubuntu […]

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Mount remote filesystem via ssh protocol using sshfs and fuse [Fedora/RedHat/Debian/Ubuntu way]

Imagine the following situation: you have to compile some Linux/Unix application or kernel module that requires kernel source present at your hard drive, say, in /usr/src/kernels/kernel-2.6.21-i386/ or elsewhere. But there is not enough disk space to copy these sources or install kernel-devel or linux-source packages (in Fedora/RedHat or Ubuntu/Debian distros respectively)… Sounds familiar? Believe me, sometimes it happens As a solution you can mount the directory of some remote PC […]

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Use iTunes in Linux including Apple Music Store

Quick Introduction to iTunes Apple iTunes is one of the most popular proprietary digital media players in the whole world. Using this no doubts outstanding application you can organize, play music/video files in very comfortable and user friendly way (it’s not an advertisement but real truth). Moreover iTunes is the only way to access Apple’s onilne music store and thus people often seeks the possibility to seamlessly access it after […]

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