Video Tutorial: Perfect Ubuntu 10.10 Desktop

Back by popular demand is another "Perfect Desktop" video tutorial. This time around, i walk you through my initial setup of Ubuntu 10.10 Desktop.

* Terminal Customization
* Avant-Window-Navigator (AWN Dock)
* Gnome panel Customization
* Gnome-do
* Google OS Fonts
* Divergence Theme
* Compiz Window Picker
* System Load Indicator
* Gnome Wallpaper Slideshow
* CoverGlooBus
* RhythmArty Plugin for Rhythmbox
* Scrobble Rhythmbox Plugin
* Nautilus-Elementary
* Gloobus Flow
* Unclutter
* XChat
* Skype
* FileZilla
* Thunderbird
* Wine
* VideoLan
* BleachBit
* Wakoopa


Read on for more.

Video Tutorial: Installing Aircrack + Wicrawl on Ubuntu Linux



Aircrack-ng is a set of tools for auditing wireless networks. These tools can recover 802.11 WEP and WPA-PSK keys once enough data packets have been captured. It implements the standard FMS attack along with some optimizations like KoreK attacks, as well as the all-new PTW attack, thus making the attack much faster compared to other WEP cracking tools.

Last year i walked you through installing the Aircrack-ng suite on Ubuntu Linux.

We will be installing and using just part of the Aircrack-ng suite, airmon-ng. This will allow us to put our wireless card into "Monitor" mode.


Wicrawl is a simple wi-fi (802.11x) Access Point auditor with a simple and flexible plugin architecture. The plugins allow us to find out useful information about an AP so we don’t have to manually check each access point. Plugins are implemented for existing common tools, and new plugins can be written in any language. Wicrawl is able to use multiple cards, and eventually will be able to use multiple computers.

The goal is to automate the tedious task of scanning wi-fi access points for interesting information. This can be a useful tool for penetration testers looking to “crawl” through massive numbers of APs looking for interesting data. Plugins will be everything from DHCP and nmap to aircrack or hooks to move a motorized directional antenna around.

The guys over at Midnight Research Labs stopped development back in 2007. Being a bit out-dated, it wouldn't compile on the latest Ubuntu without a couple tweeks. I replaced the entire source code in the Aircrack-ng plugin folder with the latest SVN (as of this post). I also had to add a header file to the discovery folder to help it compile.

I went ahead and tared up my folder with all of these edits so you can easily compile it on the latest Ubuntu Linux (9.10 as of this post).

In this video tuorial, i walk you through installing Aircrack-ng as well as Wicrawl.

Video tutorial: Installing AirPWN on Ubuntu Linux 9.10


What is AirPWN?

AirPWN? is a tool that first debuted at DefCon 12.

The Perfect Server - Ubuntu Linux 9.04 32bit

What is the perfect linux server?

The perfect linux server to me is something that can maintain all of my downloads, whatever it may be (Torrent, newsgroups, soulseek, ect) that can be controlled and accessed from VPN, LAN or Internet via HTTP... and have it all running when it boots up! (That was the hardest part actually)

In this video tutorial, i walk you through installing:

- Webmin (HTTP Adminstration of your server)

- Torrentflux (HTTP Front-end for Torrent downloads)

- SABnzbd Plus (HTTP Front-end for Newsgroup downloads)

- irssi (Text based IRC Chat client)

- Museek (Soulseek music download daemon)

- Eggdrop IRC Bot (*does the robot*)

- Hamachi VPN (Free and easy VPN solution that even my grandma can understand)

"Pimp my laptop" with Ubuntu Linux 9.04

Following up my previous video on setting up the Toshiba Portege M700's Sound, Digitizer and Touch-screen; I created a follow up video diving deeper into the setup of the minimalistic desktop interface I was showing off in my first video.

In this video/tutorial I walk you through:

- Customizing the Terminal

- Install/Setup of Avant Window Navigator (AWN Dock)

- Install/Setup of Stalonetray (System Tray)

- Install/Setup of Gnome-do (Quick launcher)

- Install/Setup of Screenlets (Desktop Widgets)

- Install/Setup of Compiz Fusion (Interface control)

- Install/Setup of Theme, Icons & Wallpaper (Interface)



Read on for the text version of this tutorial.

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