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[Linux] How to stop Skype from eating all your bandwidth

In other words, how to throttle and limit bandwidth that Skype uses on your Linux box.

The Problem

I use Skype to talk to few friends and relatives who won't use anything else and Hangouts isn't that convenient anyway. The problem is that there is no way on the Linux client to limit the bandwidth usage, in my case it ends up uploading way too high quality video than required. I had to limit it.

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Win free copies of Packt’s Linux Shell Scripting Cookbook

I am pleased to announce that I have teamed up with Packt Publishing to organize a giveaway especially for you. Four lucky winners stand a chance to win few copies of the book. Keep reading to find out how you can be among the lucky ones.

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How to access more than 3 GB of RAM on ubuntu linux without installing 64-bit kernel

I recently upgraded my ThinkPad to 4GB RAM. However to my surprise I learnt that 32-bit OSes can only access 3GB of the RAM. Sad, isn't it? But, here's how to get happy -

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How to connect N900 to Internet through another phone having GPRS

This is the Nokia N900, the day you think that you've had enough of the features, you end up with finding that you're wrong.

Ok, so the scenario is that I have two phones, a Nokia 6630 and a Nokia N900 having Airtel 2G and BSNL 3G SIMs respectively.

Right now, my N900 is mainly put on tablet mode (offline mode + WiFi + Bluetooth) because I don't use the 3G Internet (too costly right now). My N900 connects to the Internet using an Ad-Hoc network I create using my laptop.

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How to make Sify Broadband GNU/Linux client remember username and password

Another fine example of how non-free software can create nuisance is the Sify Broadband GNU/Linux client. It was my mistake that I was happy the moment I found out that they have a GNU/Linux client.

If you're using the client, you know how stripped down the software is as compared to the Windows client. And that comes with its own problems-

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How to use ssh keys to make password-less logins

I regularly connect to my father's Ubuntu PC using ssh to help or to transfer files through scp. I have been using ssh keys to make these logins password-less and I thought the method needs a blog post :)
Generally a user can have two keys - a private key and a public key which we generate using the following process and then copy the public key to the remote machine. Remember, don't give anyone your private key.

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