We found the secret to accessing shared folders in an Ubuntu 11.04 virtual machine in VirtualBox. VirtualBox adds a user group called “vboxsf” to the Ubuntu 11.04 virtual machine. Any user that needs to have access to shared folders defined for that virtual machine need to be a member of that group. This article shows you how to add a user to the vboxsf group.
Are you creating a very long document, but hate the thought of dealing with Word’s master document feature? The Master document feature in Word has been known in the past to corrupt documents.
Have you ever tried to figure out all of the permissions in Windows? There’s share permissions, NTFS permissions, access control lists, and more. Here’s how they all work together.
At one point or another the installer will ask you a strange question – how do you want to format your hard drive? For Windows systems, there are only a few possible answer choices. You either format it in NTFS or FAT, or you format it in NTFS or FAT (quick). Have you ever stopped to wonder what the difference actually is between a full and quick format?
With these things in mind, I wanted to give you 5 key elements to making sure that your podcast succeeds. Having hosted a number of them over the years, and now sitting at the helm of TNW Sessions, I’ve picked up some great tips so here they are.
In this article, let us review the Linux filesystem structures and understand the meaning of individual high-level directories.
If you’ve been using Linux for some time (and even OS X) you’ll probably have come across a “permissions” error. But what exactly are they, and why are they necessary or useful? Let’s take an inside look.
In this article I will show how to use your jump drive step by step, starting with when you connect the drive to your computer and ending with general tips. My tips will help you avoid data corruption, both on the flash drive and on your computer. All tips are easy to do and will help you keep your flash drive and your data safe.
What you will not have found are the following two tips that that I have found to be helpful and have a significant effect on bootup time. They apply to all versions of Windows from XP to 7: deleting the icon cache files, and deleting the Prefetch folder.
Stop organizing your ebooks like they’re just a tired pile of documents and start organizing them in style with Calibre—an open source ebook organizer that supports metadata, cover flow, format conversion, and more.
Do you know that video codecs, video containers and video formats are three different things? If not, then this guide might be for you. I’m trying to keep it as simple as possible, which means that this will not be as detailed as it could be. Afterwards you will be able to distinguish between codecs, containers and video formats.
And while I’ve seen a number of outstanding tutorials on how to write a killer script, when and where to deliver your message, I’m hard pressed to find a decent outline regarding the production of crystal clear audio behind your video. Let’s face it…your production could be all the eye candy you could ever imagine, but if the audio isn’t up to par, who’s going to watch it?
The Internet has made a lot possible. Accessing information and communicating with people from far away has become a breeze. At the same time, however, our curiosity can quickly lead us down dark virtual alleys that may not seem dark at all. In fact, the biggest security risk always is the user! Catching malware is easy, but generally it can also be avoided easily. All it takes is a little common sense.
What kind of maintenance do you need to do on an Ubuntu/Debian/APT-based PC? Good question. It is pretty simple…for desktops. This article is for APT-based desktop system maintenance, NOT for Linux servers. Linux servers need just a little more love to stay happy. I haven’t used RPM-based distros in many years, so I’m not comfortable providing commands to accomplish the things you need to do, but the ideas are the same.