Few days ago we showed you how to map your cloud services like SkyDrive, Google Doc, Box, Amazon S3, Dropbox, Picasa, etc. in Ubuntu using OTIXO Cloud Service. What’s missing in our previous tutorials is how to mount these cloud services automatically when you login to Ubuntu.
Mapping these services automatically will allow you access to them everytime you login to Ubuntu. This can be a great way to automatically backup your important data online securely.
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This brief tutorial shows you how to map your cloud services like SkyDrive, Google Docs, Box, Dropbox, Picasa, MobileMe, Amazon S3, FTP and many others in Ubuntu 11.10 (Oneiric Ocelot) with OTIXO.
Now, this may also work in other versions of Ubuntu as OTIXO uses WebDAV to mount these services. When these cloud services are mounted in Ubuntu, they will appear as if they are locally attached mount points that you can interact with. This allows you to create, modify and delete folders stored in the cloud from your desktop.
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If you’ve been following news about Ubuntu online, then you probably already know that a new version of Ubuntu called Precise Pangolin will be released in April of this year. The new Ubuntu will feature many improvements with respect to desktop environment, utilities, and better hardware support.
Now, you don’t have to wait until April to try out the new Ubuntu. An alpha version has already been released for testing. You may choose to upgrade your system but it is not recommended to do so since software in alpha states are not completely tested and proven. But if you still want to upgrade anyway, then continue below to learn how.
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This brief tutorial describes how to remove all user names from the login screen in Ubuntu 10.10 with LightDM as the desktop manager. If you’re familiar with Windows systems, then you know that it can be configured so that users must type a username as well as the account’s password before logging in. This adds another layer of security in that, an intruder will have to find out the right account name as well as the password for the account before he/she will be allowed to login. And this is what I’m going to show you in Ubuntu.
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Thunderbird 9.0 is not currently available in Ubuntu default repository, but you don’t have to wait for it to get there before you install it. This brief tutorial shows you how to install Thunderbird 9 in Ubuntu 11.10 (Oneiric Ocelot). If you remember, Firefox 9 was released not too long ago, and both programs get updated around the same time, as they are developed by the same people. So, if you want to get ahead of the pack, continue below to learn how to install it in Ubuntu.
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