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Published October 30th, 2007 by admin

How to Hide Partition Volumes

Gnome users only…

  • Run gconf-editor (by hitting Alt+F2 or from terminal).
  • Browse to apps->nautilus->desktop in the left-hand folders window
  • Uncheck the “volumes_visible” option

Careful, as this will also hide portable storage volumes also…

Published September 24th, 2007 by admin

Webmin Vulnerability

If you use Webmin for administration of your Linux servers (as I do), you may want to grab the latest release according to this alert:

http://secunia.com/advisories/26885/

If you have it downloaded into the /usr/local/webmin directory, the following commands should get you upgraded (while logged in as root):

cd /usr/local/webmin
wget http://prdownloads.sourceforge.net/webadmin/webmin-1.370.tar.gz
tar xzvf webmin-1.370.tar.gz
cd webmin-1.370
sh setup.sh

then follow the prompts…

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Published June 28th, 2007 by admin

Google Releases Desktop Search for Linux

Today Google announced the release of their desktop search engine “Google Desktop” for the Linux platform.

Ubuntu is fully supported.

Get it here:

http://desktop.google.com/linux/

Published June 20th, 2007 by admin

How to Run Internet Explorer on Linux

If you have a website or two that doesn’t play nice with Firefox, all is not lost.

IEs 4 Linux offers a free solution to run IE 6 and releases before 6 with a simply install utilizing wine.

Their install instructions are for edgy but by changing the relevant code areas to feisty, it works just fine in the latest release of Ubuntu.

Head over to their site for detailed install instructions and happy surfing!

IEs for Linux

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