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How To Edit and Re-Encode Video Files via Linux X

With recent post of converting a video file format to another video format using ffmpeg via terminal, here’s another post on alternative means of video re-encoding with a highlight feature of video editing via linux X. Introducing Avidemux Avidemux is a free video editor designed for simple cutting, filtering and encoding tasks. Avidemux supports many(…)

Three Steps To Have Perfect Fedora 9 Desktop Experience Part 2

After following a recent post of a perfect fedora 9 desktop, which automatically installs most requested fedora desktop softwares, you can install another and more fedora applications easily by referring to another automatic fedora installer called Easylife, as an alternative automatic installer for fedora desktop systems. Easylife covers a lot of rpm package and features(…)

How To Install Adobe Flash Player 10 into Firefox 3 under Fedora 9

The latest release for Adobe Flash Player reaches version 10, code-named Astro. As seen from Adobe’s site Adobe® Flash® Player 10, code-named “Astro,” introduces new expressive features and visual performance improvements that allow interactive designers and developers to build the richest and most immersive Web experiences.  These new capabilities also empower the community to extend(…)

How To Bypass DNS Log Monitoring By Your ISP

Resolving domains into human-readable IP addresses requires DNS IP addresses from your ISP. The DNS nature of resolving domain names into its equivalent IP addresses provides a lot of things to you and your ISP provider. DNS Nature One major thing that this DNS nature setup provides you is browsing convenience. Since DNS resolves domains(…)

How to Make Firefox Look Like Google Chrome

Want to make your Firefox theme look like Google Chrome? Barely days after Google chrome browser was launched, the Firefox community has developed an extension to give your the same appearance. Get the Chromifox firefox extension, called a  “coat of Chrome for Firefox”. Its is a bright and soft blue theme for Firefox 3 on(…)

Windows XP tips and tricks

Tired of chasing your mouse? Use keyboard shortcuts Why use your mouse if using your keyboard is faster? Save time with these shortcuts. Simplify using your mouse: change double-click to single-click Want to open files and folders with a single click? Follow these steps to change your settings. Set your windows so they all have(…)

The best tips & tricks for bash, explained

Running a command from your history Sometimes you know that you ran a command a while ago and you want to run it again. You know a bit of the command, but you don’t exactly know all options, or when you executed the command. Of course, you could just keep pressing the Up Arrow until(…)

SSH and SCP: Howto, tips & tricks

SSH SSH is some kind of an abbreviation of Secure SHell. It is a protocol that allows secure connections between computers. In this tutorial, we’ll be dealing with the ssh command on Linux, the OpenSSH version. Most Linux distributions feature the OpenSSH client today, but if you want to be sure, have a look at(…)

28 Steps on how to harden your Linux server

If you run your own Linux server here are some tips on server hardening, liberally stolen from the CFS security GUI script for cPanel/WHM, that I have become only too familiar with since yesterday: On your firewall (you do have one don’t you?) check the incoming MySQL port and if 3306 is open, close it.(…)

How to Discover the web server software and version of a remote server

This can be achieved in many ways, but the simplest one in my opinion is to use a basic telnet connection on port 80 to the remote server and issue a regular request like “HEAD / HTTP/1.0” (I will use HEAD because we don’t care about the content): telnet remote_server.com 80 Trying remote_server.com… Connected to(…)

How to Hide apache software version

I will talk in this post about setting two apache directives: ServerTokens and ServerSignature and how they can be used. Basically to provide only a minimal amount of information we will set this in the main config to: ServerTokens ProductOnly ServerSignature Off That’s it… For a more detailed describtion check out the rest of the(…)

How to Display your visitors IP address on your web-site

IP Address Tutorial: Step 1. Create a new.txt document on your desktop Step 2. Copy the following code into the new.txt document PHP: # <?php # $img_number = imagecreate(180,20); # $backcolor = imagecolorallocate($img_number,70,73,80); # $textcolor = imagecolorallocate($img_number,255,255,255); # imagefill($img_number,0,0,$backcolor); # $number = ” Your IP Address $_SERVER[REMOTE_ADDR]“; #Imagestring($img_number,2,2,2,$number,$textcolor); #header(“Content-type: image/jpeg”); #imagejpeg($img_number); #?> (remove the hash)(…)