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28Oct/11Off

Broadcast Multiple SSIDs From One Computer

NetworkList

 

MDK3 is a Linux program that will allow you to do all sorts of things with wireless beacon frames.  One of the things you can do is broadcast a list of fake access points from a single wireless card. Good for illustrating that users shouldn't just connect to any open AP that they come across.

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7Jun/11Off

Try Mozilla’s Webian Shell

Webian Shell is a full screen web browser (simular to Chrome OS) with a minimal interface, and is very web standard compliant. It's still in a very early stage, but worth checking out if you've been following Chrome OS.

You can download it from Webian.org

To run in Windows and Mac OS, you unzip the file and run the executable.

In Linux, download and run:

tar -zxvf webian_shell_0.1-linux_xx.tar.gz
cd Webian\ Shell/
./Webian\ Shell

 

To install Webian Shell in Ubuntu, so you can run it by just typing webian in the terminal:

tar -zxvf webian_shell_0.1-linux_xx.tar.gz
sudo cp -r Webian\ Shell/ /usr/share
sudo ln -s /usr/share/Webian\ Shell/Webian\ Shell /usr/bin/webian

 

Now you only have to type webian into the terminal to run, regardless of directory. You could also create a launcher that points to /usr/bin/webian.

Official Project Page

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17May/11Off

Get the Ubuntu Font Family in Windows

You can download the .zip file directly here. Extract and install just like any other font. Then the Ubuntu font option will be available in all your programs.

In Vista and Windows 7, you can just double-click the .ttf files and they will install.

In Windows XP:

Click Start -> Control Panel

Double-click fonts (If you don't see the Fonts icon in the Control Panel, click "Switch to Classic View" on the left side of the Control Panel)

Click File -> Install New Font...

Now all you have to do is use the old style folder browser at the bottom of the Window, and navigate to where you extracted the .ttf files.

Archaic Folders

Select All and click OK. Now you can enjoy creating documents and whatnot with this great looking font.

Ubuntu Font Download Page

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17May/11Off

Convert Videos the Easy Way with WinFF

WinFF is an easy to use front-end to ffmpeg. It's runs on Linux and Windows, and does batch operations. If you need to convert/transcode a video to another format or just extract the audio to an mp3, check out WinFF.

Download from official site

 

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16May/11Off

Find the Right Channel for Your Wireless AP

If you're setting up a new wireless router (or just curious about the wireless networks in the area) check out inSSIDer. InSSIDer makes it easy to see what channels the other access points use, as well as what encryption is in use (if any), and the brand of the AP. This is very helpful for choosing a less used channel for your router, and if you're a tech it can help with enumerating a client's setup.

InSSIDer is available for Linux and Windows. It has deb and rpm packages making the Linux install easy.

Download from Official Site

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