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Getting Shrew Soft VPN Client (ike) for Ubuntu to work

A nice and free open source VPN Client for Linux (and Windows) is Shrew Soft VPN Client. It supports IPSec which is just what I needed. With Ubuntu you can easily install it with sudo apt-get install ike. But with Ubuntu 11.10 (Xubuntu as well, same packages of course) installing ike this way won’t give you …

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yum equivalent for apt’s build-essential

Just now I’ve installed Fedora 16 on my desktop. Normally I use Ubuntu (or Xubuntu rather). Because I’m a developer I need to have several build tools installed for compiling. On Ubuntu one of the first things I always do is a sudo apt-get install build-essential. On Fedora, this is a little different. First of …

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Use an alternative browser to open links in Thunderbird 7 (Xubuntu 11.10)

I’ve been using the latest Xubuntu (11.10) for a couple of weeks now on my netbook and must say I’m very pleased with it. I’ve only got a couple of issues with it, one of them Thunderbird not using my default browser (Chromium), but Firefox, to open external links. But no more! After searching a …

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