Archive for the ‘Open Source Software’ Category



BankID and Java plug-in in Firefox on Ubuntu Part 5

I have previously written about getting BankID to work on a Linux/Ubuntu computer. Even though BankID worked on a fresh install of Ubuntu 11.04 with OpenJDK, it seems to work best with Sun’s Java implementation. This post will guide you through installing Sun’s JRE and removing OpenJDK. First install Sun’s java implementation. I installed it […]

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Backing up shared, encrypted content with Ubuntu One

Providing a shared folder across the home network is a very useful way to store documents. The documents are available to all the computers in the network, and it is far easier to back them up using one of the many online services. Some of these services provide encryption of your data. However, Ubuntu One […]

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Backing up/Ripping and Transcoding DVDs in Linux

Ripping and transcoding DVDs in Linux is very easy, but there are many ways of doing it. Personally, I prefer combining the command line tool dvdbackup with Handbrake. The reason I why I do this is to be able to rip a number of DVDs to my hard drive, and then to transcode them over […]

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The Olympics: NRK, Linux, Firefox, and Silverlight/Moonlight

I have previously written about my efforts to see tv (NRK) over the Internet on Linux. While working on my thesis I had to watch a bit of the Olympics (as a distraction). Luckily, NRK streams most of the events over the Internet. Unfortunately, they have decided to use Silverlight version 3 to stream content […]

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