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PUBLIC MARKS from decembre with tags linux & lifehacker

December 2008

Featured Download: FilePhile Transfers Any Size File Between Any Two Systems

After registering at FilePhile's site with an email address and password, you grab and install a copy of the Java-based app, launch it, and add email addresses to your buddy list. Sending a file is a simple right-click on someone's name, but you can limit the bandwidth eaten up by FilePhile in its preferences. The transfers themselves are encrypted, and, as the site boasts, can be any size. That's about it, but that's probably all you need.

October 2008

QuickStart Configures Your Ubuntu System Without Terminal Work

Linux only: QuickStart, a free automation utility for Ubuntu Linux systems, makes it easy to perform partial or full system backups of any partition, synchronize folders and update them on a schedule, and take care of other tasks a beginner would normally need to spend serious time researching. The tiny app opens a simple interface listing your choices, although dialog prompts guide you through any steps requiring input. The tools for installing DVD playing codecs, backing up your Master Boot Record, and creating synchronized backups seem particularly helpful, and while I haven't tested every function, a handful of them completed without any problems. QuickStart is a free download for Ubuntu systems only; both links below carry non-terminal installation instructions for the script.

June 2008

Ophcrack Live CD___When you can't log into that old Windows PC , try booting up using the Ophcrack Live CD

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Ophcrack will detect all the users set up on your Windows systems, and reveal their passwords—if the passwords are relatively easy to crack. See Adam's screenshot tour of how Ophcrack works, and which Windows passwords it was able to crack or it wasn't.

Unlock USB Support for VirtualBox in Ubuntu Hardy Heron__LINUX___Ubuntu Unleashed blog

Step-by-step instructions on installing and configuring VirtualBox with support for plug-in devices. It's specific to the newest Ubuntu and a little bit more than the "five easy steps"

May 2008

Lifehacker__Fedora 9 Linux__After the jump, let's create a fully-functional desktop-to-go using a simple Windows program and a 1GB Thumb drive

A three-click affair.You don't need Linux installed to create it, you can leave the data on your thumb drive untouched, and any files you create or settings you tweak remain in place the next time you boot up.

February 2008

Best Free Software to Unlock Your Favorite Hardware

For iPod, Xbox, router or iPhone, some ree software projects that unlock features and enable unauthorized but oh-so-useful applications to run on them : top 5 favorite pieces of software to unlock your hardware and chime in with your own in the comments.