Automatically Mount Windows’ Shares in Ubuntu 11.10 (Oneiric Ocelot) with Full Access

Want to mount your Windows’ shares in Ubuntu with full access? This tutorial will show you how.

This brief guide shows you how to create and automatically mount Windows shares in Ubuntu 11.10 so that everytime you login to Ubuntu they will be there. In most cases when you mount a Windows share in Ubuntu, you don’t have full access to edit of modify the mounted share. This tutorial is going to fix that and show how to mount shares with full access.

 

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Automatically Mount Cloud Services in Ubuntu 11.10 using OTIXO Cloud Service

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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Mount Your Cloud Services in Ubuntu with OTIXO

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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Upgrade to Ubuntu 12.04 (Precise Pangolin) from 11.10 (Oneiric Ocelot)

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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Hide User Names on the Login Screen in Ubuntu 11.10 (Oneiric Ocelot)

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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