[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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Reuse docker images and save bandwidth

Lately, Docker has been creating a lot of fuss and I decided to give it a try. The website was easy to follow and the hello world example easy to setup.

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printf(“Goodbye world”)

Dennis RitchieFew days back, there was an outbreak in the media - people all around the world were sad about the demise of Apple co-founder Steve Jobs. While the world was in grief, no one seemed to care that the one who designed the base that gave us the technology we have, left us - without asking for thanks;

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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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Getting the NVIDIA driver on K Ubuntu 10.04 Lucid Lynx

I recently installed Kubuntu 10.04 LTS and loved the fast boot time, but there was this NVIDIA proprietary driver not working properly. I was not able to use all possible resolutions and the picture was buggy. After some time Googling, I just tried to launch the NVIDIA settings which suggested to run nvidia-xconfig to update the X configuration. I did it and it worked perfectly!

Hope this helps smiley

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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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Run Sify Broadband Windows Client On GNU/Linux

I'm using a Sify broadband connection at home, and I was delighted to see that they had a linux version of the login client. I downloaded and installed it, but it appeared crippled. It crashes frequently, losing net access, and lacks several features present in the Windows client.

So, I decided to run it on WINE (WINE Is Not An Emulator). The following steps have to be performed for it to work-


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How To Stay Away from The Most Common Virus on Windows These Days

Hi guys, The most common virus that I see nowadays, which has infected almost all systems, is the (Virus Name Here) which commonly propagates through user's USB flash drives (commonly referred to as Pen Drives). Though it causes little direct harm, like other viruses, it keeps running itself on startup, and wastes CPU time. So, here are some steps to follow to prevent it, because Prevention is always better than Cure.
NOTE:Linux Users don't need to read it, because statistics report that almost none of the linux systems are infected by viruses.

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