Category Archives: PC

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How to Download from FTP

In this tutorial, we will teach you how to download from ftp.

In Windows, you can easily download the contents of ftp site. Your ftp address would either be your domain name or IP address. You would need to contact your web host for both the FTP address and the username and password. In this tutorial, our focus is on downloading files from the ftp server.

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How to Create a Font

In this tutorial, we will teach you how to create a font. For professional results, you need applications such as Adobe Illustrator and Inkscape. But there are other alternatives out there.

Let’s get started by exploring some of those options here.

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How to Identify a Font

In this tutorial, we will teach you how to identify different fonts. For this tutorial, we will be using 3 different sources.

So let’s get started.

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How to Backup Linux Files

In this tutorial, we will teach you how to backup Linux files.

Backups basically come in handy when there is a system hardware failure. All your data is still intact, and you can continue on working without any sort of data loss. Furthermore, accidental deletion and viruses can corrupt your data, and it’s all the more easier to recover the data from a backup copy.

There are two popular programs for Linux-based operating systems, the first is the LuckyBackup application and the other is Déjà Dup, which we will be looking into in this video.

Déjà Dup is a simple Duplicity based backup tool installed by default in Ubuntu.

You can even use other applications such as LuckyBackup. The application can be downloaded from luckybackup.sourceforge.com where you can even get a complete detailed documentation about the software as well.

If you are using Ubuntu, you can even use the Ubuntu Software Center to download and install LuckyBackup on your system.
For this tutorial, we will be primarily looking into Deja Dub.

So let’s get started.

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How to Encrypt a Folder with TrueCrypt

In this tutorial, we will teach you how to encrypt a folder with Truecrypt. Data encryption is completely based on cryptography, meaning storing the data in a secure, encrypted code.

There are basically two types of encryption. First is the symmetric encryption, where an encrypted message is sent to another computer which is able to translate the encrypted code into the intended message using a password.

The other is the asymmetric or the public-key encryption format which has a public and a private key. The private key is only meant for your computer while the public key is provided to the other computer which wants to communicate securely with your machine.

There are various types of different applications which help with encryption for example Cryptocat, a private and secure chat application, or Enigmail, a secure email client. Paypal, Amazon and all other services use some sort of encryption.

Although more secure, but for the average user at home, a simple symmetric encryption can certainly go a long way to keep your data secure.

For this tutorial, we will stick to TrueCrypt. So let’s get started.

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