Open source virtualisation with qemu

Virtualisation is ultra-cool. For the uninitiated, virtualisation is being able to have a virtual computer running on top of a real one. It's a great way to run two operating systems at the same time, or test out the latest stuff without committing a physical machine.

There are a couple of open source virtualisation solutions, xen and qemu. I might be taking a look at xen in a future ...

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Command line tips - checking a folder’s disk usage with du

Konqueror is one of my favourite file managers on any platform (add OS X's Finder column view and it would be the best). Why? Well, amongs many other features, it has a view called File Size View, that allows you to see how much space folders and files are taking up visually, and makes it really easy to see what files need cleaning up and deleting.

While I don ...

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Firefox tip - use a master password

Firefox is probably the single free software project that is used by the most people and it's a browser I personally love. Today I'm going to look at the issue of how to use a master password to protect your saved passwords.

In this tutorial, I'll be referring to Firefox, but you'll probably also be able to do this on other browsers based on Firefox (like ...

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