Create a Private, Password Protected Folder in Ubuntu 11.10 / 12.04

Looking for ways to protect your sensitive files in Ubuntu 11.10 / 12.04? This brief tutorial is going to show you how to install one package that will provide that service to you. This utility called ecryptfs-utils, will create an encrypted, password-protected folder in your home directory called ‘Private’ so you can store your private data. Users who do not have authorization or the password to your private folder will be denied. It is a great way to protect yourself.

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Automatically Mount Box Cloud Storage in Ubuntu 12.04 / 11.10

Yesterday we showed you how to manually mount Box Cloud Storage in Ubuntu 12.04 (Precise Pangolin) and 11.10 (Oneiric Ocelot). Today we’re going to show you how to automatically mount Box Cloud Storage every time you login to Ubuntu. When your storage is mounted automatically, you won’t have to manually mount it every time you wish to access your content from Box.com. It will be there when you login.

To read our previous tutorial on this, click here.

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How to Fix ‘Failed to Retrieve Share List from Server’ in Ubuntu 12.04 / 11.10 when File Sharing with Windows

Recently, many have told me that they followed my tutorials on file sharing between Windows and Ubuntu and they still couldn’t get Ubuntu to access Windows shares. Even though they followed the tutorial to the letter, they still got ‘Failed to retrieve share list from server’ every time. This brief tutorial will show you how to fix the issue when you come across it in Ubuntu 12.04 (Precise Pangolin).

To read our recent tutorial on file sharing between Windows and Ubuntu, click here.

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XBMC Media Center 11.0 (Eden) Released–Install it in Ubuntu 11.10 (Oneiric Ocelot)

A newer version of XBMC Media Center was recently released called “Eden” for Windows, Mac and Linux systems. There are many added features and bug fixes that come with this release, including Add-on Rollbacks, default skin, increased speed, JPEG decoder and many others. For a more detailed changelog, click here. This brief tutorial shows you how install or upgrade to XBMC 11 in Ubuntu 11.10 (Oneiric Ocelot) if you haven’t already done so.

 

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Prevent Regular Users from Shutting Down / Restarting Ubuntu 11.10 (Oneiric Ocelot)

What if you don’t want your Ubuntu machine to be shutdown or restarted by just any user? Maybe you run a public Internet shop and users frequently shutdown your PC and you want this to stop. Well, this brief tutorial will show you how to make that possible. When this policy is enforced, no regular user will ever shutdown or restart your computer again.

This will also come in handy if you want to connect remotely to your machine anytime without fearing that your system may be shutdown. Without wasting anymore of your time, let’s get going.

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