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HowTo: Make a Windows 7 USB Flash Install Media while in Linux

Recently I had a need to install Windows 7 on a computer and I was out of DVD media to use. The only media I had was a 8GB USB Thumb drive. I have done this many of time in Windows itself with various of tools and eve manually. Now I do it in Linux […]

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No more ‘thumbs.db’ for me

I fist must state that these steps I am about to provide are to be used by those of us whom are neurotic about files stored on the file system.  While there are some good security reasons one may want to do this; I do what I am going to describe because I feel they […]

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Mounting a remote file system using ssh (sshfs)

For some time I have always used tools such as scp sftp to copy files between Linux based systems. Until the growing need to have this process simplified.  I recently fell in love with Linux all over again with the new release of Ubuntu.  I always had known it was possible but never had the […]

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Configure Firefox to use SSH tunnel for DNS

If you are using SSH to tunnel your web traffic, to keep your information private, you might be vulnerable to a DNS man-in-the-middle attack.  If your DNS requests are not tunneled, the operator of the hostile (or locked down) network can still see where you are navigating to on the web when your client makes DNS requests […]

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HowTo: VMware Tools in Ubuntu 10

Again I am working on my server; a virtual machine powered by VMware.  I recalled that I did not have the tools installed; also the virtual server console gave me an additional reminder.  So I decided to install. There are a few things to do before installing.  First we need to make sure our server […]