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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16 GB encrypted candy file

Update: as far as cryptoloop is vulnerable and is not maintained I don’t recommend using below approach for creating encrypted for for those of you who require strong security. Use truecrypt to create encrypted filesystem within a file instead. Today it came to my mind that it is time to make sensitive information stored on my usb flash drive encrypted but still transportable and easy to use. But I don’t want […]

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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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Install Ruby 1.8.7 from sources in Centos 5.5

Centos 5.5 official repository is rather outdated for today so the latest Ruby available there is 1.8.6. If you need a newer version e.g. 1.8.7 you should install if from sources: 0. Install prerequisites: sudo yum install gcc zlib zlib-devel 1. Download the latest version of Ruby from project’s FTP: cd /usr/src/ sudo -s wget ftp://ftp.ruby-lang.org/pub/ruby/1.8/ruby-1.8.7.tar.gz tar -xvzf ruby-1.8.7.tar.gz cd ruby-1.8.7 ./configure –enable-pthread make make install 2. Check ruby’s version […]

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