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Setting up ubuntu 10.04 (Lucid) server with squid 3 as a Transparent Proxy

Squid is a caching proxy for the Web supporting HTTP, HTTPS, FTP, and more. It reduces bandwidth and improves response times by caching and reusing frequently-requested web pages. Squid has extensive access controls and makes a great server accelerator. It runs on most available operating systems, including Windows and is licensed under the GNU GPL.

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How do you work OpenBVE on Ubuntu 10.04

I installed OpenBVE on Ubuntu 10.04. The first few time it worked but from then when I click "start" it just shut its self down

5 Firefox Add-Ons That I Suggest You Have To

All add-ons that I have reviewed here, I have been using for a long time. So indirectly I am responsible with what I write here :(
Therefore, what would I write here is really my opinion about these add-ons.

  1. DownThemAll!
    downthemall firefox add-on This add-on very useful when you download something from internet. Like other "Download Manager", DownThemAll! support segmented download, resume download and other feature such as:
    • Have all the files you want with just one click
      dTaOneClick downloads the files of a page using the last filters and the last renaming mask you set. Just go to download page that you want to download the content, and download it! Or you can right click on download link and select dTaOneClick!
    • Increasing download speed
      As I mentioned before, segmented download! It's increase download speed very significantly. On DownThemAll! official website, its said "This maximized use of bandwidth increases average download speed up to 400%." WOW!!! What is clear, I can assure you if you use this while on the LAN or WAN, the bandwidth will be yours for all: D

    And much more! It was only two advantages that I think could be considered for use. One thing that be the point is, you don't need to install it on your OS, because its an firefox add-on!

  2. If you want to read this post directly on my blog, click here.

Suddenly get black

I don't know what happend but, when i'm update Ubuntu or now that i was unistalling EnvyNG, suddenly the screen gets black and then i can't start with ubuntu. Why? Waht can i do? I Installed Ubuntu with wubi.
Thanks!!

wifi connection

hi,
i am new to ubuntu i had installed ubuntu 9.10 i have wifi connection in my college but i am not able to access it i need to config wifi connection i dont know how to config . my ip address is
ip 192.168.248.94.
please help me...... i need to acess it .
thanks.....

How To Reset Forgotten Ubuntu Password

In general, there are two steps to resetting Ubuntu password.

  1. Login as root
  2. Change the user password
    1. 1. Login as root
      • Common method
      • You can login with root mode just by pressing ESC button when system starting up. That'll take you to Grub Screen, when you can select mode that you'll be used while booting. If you have double OS or more on your system (dual boot), you don't need to do this step. It's automatically go to Grub Screen when system starting up.
        Then choose the "recovery mode", usually found right below your default option. Press enter, and at the next screen, choose "drop to root sheel prompt" and you'll login to the system as root.

      • Advanced method

      If you want to read this post directly on my blog, click here.

New Google Feature - Google Command Line

Google released a new tool to use the service from Google. Unlike usual, this tool uses command-line interface or better known as the CLI (Command Line Interface). Named GoogleCL.
If you don't understand what it is about the CLI, just imagine DOS in Windows OS. That is one example of the CLI. A 'weird' feature according to me personally, where now all use the GUI but Google returned to the CLI. But clearly I believe Google has the exact reason for making this tool.
When this article was written, GoogleCL can be used to google service:

* Blogger
$ google blogger post --title "foo" "command line posting"
* Calendar
$ google calendar add "Lunch with Jim at noon tomorrow"
* Contacts
$ google contacts list name,email > contacts.csv
* Docs
$ google docs edit --title "Shopping list"
* Picasa
$ google picasa create --album "Cat Photos" ~/photos/cats/*.jpg

Adobe discontinued flash player 64 bits for linux

Adobe has discontinued flash player 64 bits for linux, as said in Adobe official announcement :
"We have temporarily closed the Labs program of Flash Player 10 for 64-bit Linux, as we are making significant architectural changes to the 64-bit Linux Flash Player and additional security enhancements. We are fully committed to bringing native 64-bit Flash Player for the desktop by providing native support for Windows, Macintosh, and Linux 64-bit platforms in an upcoming major release of Flash Player. We intend to provide more regular update information on our progress as we continue our work on 64-bit versions of Flash Player. Thank you for your continued help and support. Stay tuned to the Flash Player discussion forum for further announcements."
What is certain, its so disappointing me in my personally. Do you?

-- http://www.panoet.com/2010/06/adobe-discontinued-flash-player-64-bits.html --

ubuntu will not allow file sharing and printer sharing via windows router to windows 7 laptop

First off I can see my windows network through the ubuntu pc but I cannot see the shared files on the w/7 laptop on my Network.

How do i set up the ubuntu machine to share folders? I get the shared folders option to become active but still get the "cant mount" message box.

Also I have a Konica Minolta 1400W printer connected to the ubuntu box but I cant access it on my network again with the W/7 laptop.

I have read many threads but just throws code out there that I copy and paste in the terminal window, but still no shared folders or printing sharing via Linksys router (windows install) to my W/7 laptop...

Please guide me in the right direction, this is my first experience with Linux and I really like the OS but these problems are so annoying.

Thanks in advance

5 Things New Linux Converts Should Know

If you’ve recently converted to Linux from Windows, or if you’re just giving Linux a shot, there are a few things you need to know right off the bat about how Linux works and where the major differences are when compared to Windows. Here are 5 things all new converts should know when they dive into Linux.

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Wireless adaptor drivers?

I was going to post this in with my other question about the flash drive, but I figured it'd be easier on all if it were its own question. I have a dell dimension (gag) which I have connected to the internet by way of a linksys wireless G adapter. Problem being, I can't find my CD. my question is, will the drivers I have downloaded that run on my XP drive also work for my Ubuntu drive, or am I gonna have to find new ones?

access flash drive

I've got an ubuntu 9.10 server install running, and I've been fooling around with it for a while now, but there are file from it that I want on my primary computer (and vis versa) but I can figure out how to access my flash drive. if anyone could help with that I would be much obliged

How to access windows host shared folders from ubuntu guest in Virtualbox

VirtualBox is a powerful x86 and AMD64/Intel64 virtualization product for enterprise as well as home use. Not only is VirtualBox an extremely feature rich, high performance product for enterprise customers, it is also the only professional solution that is freely available as Open Source Software under the terms of the GNU General Public License (GPL).This tutorial will explain How to access windows host shared folders from ubuntu guest in Virtualbox.

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Learning Command Line

Where is everyone learning the Linux Command Line from?

I have been through two Online Tutorials from Linux sites, but reading through the forums there is obviously more stuff out there.

Kind regards,

Scott

DeaDBeeF - Ultimate Music Player For GNU/Linux

DeaDBeeF (as in 0xDEADBEEF) is an audio player for GNU/Linux systems with X11 (though now it also runs in plain console without X, in FreeBSD, and in OpenSolaris).

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