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13Apr/140

“Ubuntu One” and “Ubuntu One Music Store” will be decommissioned in August

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Anyone who has used Ubuntu at least once in the last years has made the case for Ubuntu One, the cloud service offered by Canonical natively installed on recent distributions of Ubuntu. Ubuntu One is exactly what you would expect from a cloud storage service and so far has winked to all Ubuntu users sometimes left without support from direct competition.

Exactly as Dropbox, SkyDrive, Google Drive, Mega and company allows a subscription for manage a web space remote. The free Basic plan starts from 5GB, acquiring additional functionality, or enrolling their acquaintances through affiliate links is

6Apr/130

Extract the audio track from a video “ffmpeg”

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Let's say you have a video from which we extract an audio track. The reasons may be the most varied, we might want to save a special effect in a movie (shot, outbreak, d'atmosphere song, famous phrase, etc.), or part of a song, the possibilities are endless.

Today let's see how you do with ffmpeg, the usual command-line tool that always shot at stake for encode video, slow them down, adapt them to my TV and more.

6Nov/120

How to find out if your ISP limits my bandwidth

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As we download from the internet? Gigabyte e gigabyte data, personally mostly iso or software updates (this is. the kernel is a beautiful brick). And sometimes it happens that when we start the download speed is pretty good, but after some time we see it slow, halved, I sometimes find myself under 56k. Why does it happen?

30Oct/122

Webcam security and “motion detect” with Linux

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Set up a Security Webcam with "motion detect" using linux, in contrast to other solutions, is a procedure quite simple, despite the lack of a GUI for the configurations (often it is good not to have a GUI). On the front "hardware" everything we need is a webcam USB, regarding the software we will need a Linux distribution and the program "motion" (in the official repositories). Below I translate and I simplify the procedure comes from the blog Chriswpage.com.

2Aug/120

How to access a “shared folder” Windows da Linux con Samba

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Many networks have the advantage of Windows "Active Directory" and Local Domains, an important priority within the company if. Most of the Windows shares using the solution "WORKGROUP", the default choice when creating a shared network (to share files or printers). The majority of users have the idea that WORKGROUP is something that can be accessed only by Windows. It is not so and we will prove in this article with the help of a small program command line for linux: Samba.

3May/120

Print: “Canon PIXMA MP495″ work with Ubuntu at the first shot

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A few days ago I was still looking for a multifunction printer, I definitely orientavo towards a product compatible with Linux, that would support the Network Printing (better if Wi-Fi) e a low environmental impact. I thought I was being pretentious, and rather unexpectedly, I found a deal on Groupon for a printer that (After a brief survey) had all these features.

Today I bought a Canon multifunction printer: a "Canon Pixma MP495". Linux drivers are made available by Canon itself (from the Australian site, luckily there is the internet) via packet ".deb" precompiled architectures "i386" the "amd64", installer or via dedicated.

11Apr/121

Working with Google docs, as if we were working in local

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In today's article we see a little hack to access our Google docs as if we were working in local. In practice "'ll mount" the cloud of our documents made available by Google to a local folder. We can browse between the files as locally, rename, move, copy, As if they were on our pc.

The software that will handle the sharing is called "google-docs-fs", a small script in Python with API Fuse, available for Linux and Mac.

11Mar/120

Integrated display terminal in Nautilus

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Some of you may remember Tilda, the handy application that the touch of a button showed the terminal in a configurable part of the screen. So I see on the official website hosted on sourceforge it seems that the project is stopped by the 2008. I wrote a brief guide on this application because I thought it although small, still useful and worthy of note. In the same spirit today I speak of "nautilus-terminal": another small application that integrates the terminal window in nautilus.

The steps to install it on Ubuntu are a few simple. First, add a PPA repository.

13Oct/110

Mount a remote device in tunneling “sshfs”

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Several articles ago I explained how to mount a remote machine via FTP, so that the PC on which we operate is seen as a directory locale. The program used to establish the connection between the two machines is unpronounceable: "curlftpfs". Today we will do the same thing, but the protocol used will be the 'SSH. We will find a number of similarities with the article previously developed, one in all the impronunciabilità the software used: "sshfs".

How much of the useful software, "sshfs" is directly installed via repository. It will be enough to look inside the graphical tool in use at the distribution.

23Sep/110

We recover deleted files with Foremost

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Perhaps not everyone knows that when you delete files from our devices, they are not deleted, but only "hidden" waiting to be overwritten, and it is precisely for this reason that we believe that the files deleted can be recovered (always if you are not already been overwritten).

Foremost is a program open source a command line to Linux that recovers deleted files. It is of extreme simplicity, present in the repository and performs its job without fuss. As stated in the site, Foremost was originally developed for l '"Air Force Office of Special Investigation" U.S., and for the "center studies and research information security and systems". Subsequently was released the source code and even the general public could benefit from the advantages offered by Foremost.