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Setup Nginx + php-FPM + apc + MariaDB on Debian 7 – The perfect LEMP server

Debian webserver Debian is a great choice for setting up linux webservers. According to current stats it is the most popular server OS followed closely by centos. I am a great fan of the apt/dpkg/gdebi commands, which make it so easy to install and update packages on the system. To setup a complete functional php webserver, you need to install a couple ...

Install virtualbox guest additions on Debian 7 wheezy

Virtualbox guest additions in Debian Debian 7 wheezy has virtualbox guest additions inbuilt. So after installing debian on virtualbox the guest addition features are immediately available. However the guest additions bundled with debian is general of older version compared to the latest virtualbox version. So its a good idea to install the latest virtualbox guest additions. Here is a quick command that ...

Install wine on Debian 7 wheezy

Wine Wine is a free implementation of the Microsoft Windows API for the linux platform and it is used to run windows applications on linux. However it has limitations and cannot run all applications. Wine is included in the base repositories of distros like Ubuntu and Debian, so can be installed easily from apt. Search for wine in your package cache using the ...

Install cinnamon 1.8 on Debian 7 wheezy

Cinnamon Desktop Cinnamon is a new desktop environment for linux that was initially developed for Mint linux and later made available to all linux distros in general. It is derived from the Gnome 3 desktop, but provides the traditional kind of desktop environment. Cinnamon uses Muffin, a fork of the GNOME 3 window manager Mutter, as its window manager from Cinnamon ...

Install virtualbox guest additions in Fedora 18

Virtualbox guest additions on Fedora If you are trying out fedora inside virtualbox then you need to install the virtualbox guest additions in order to get better hardware support like proper screen resolution, mouse scroller support and shared clipboard. Installing virtualbox guest additions on fedora 18 is pretty simple. First prepare the system by installing the following. Update all packages. $ sudo yum distro-sync Install ...

Command to check centOS version

If you are running a centos server for example then you might need to check the version number and kernel version. This is important to know if you are running the latest version or not and what updates are available for your version. This is an absolutely basic task for a sys admin to find out the version of the linux ...

Install Xfce on Debian 7 wheezy

Xfce Desktop Xfce is a lightweight desktop environment system for linux, and is a good alternative to the complex and clumsy gnome. In this post I am going to show you how to install xfce on debian. It is available in the debian default repositories and can be installed right away. # apt-get install xfce4 This will install the xfce desktop with all ...

Install KDE desktop on Debian 7 wheezy

KDE In this post I will show you how to install the kde desktop on Debian 7 (wheezy). The packages for the kde desktop are available in the default repository of debian and can be installed directly from synaptic or apt-get. There are 3 different sized kde desktop packages that can be installed depending on your needs. kde-plasma-desktop < kde-standard < kde-full kde-plasma-desktop # apt-get ...

Add ubuntu ppa repository to Debian 7 wheezy

Launchpad ppa On ubuntu, lots of software can be installed from the launchpad ppa repository. The repository url has to be added to the apt sources list on ubuntu and then the software can be installed from the package manager like synaptic. However for Debian there is no such ppa repository. But since ubuntu is based on Debian and uses the ...

Install adobe acrobat reader 9.5 on ubuntu 13.04

Adobe Acrobat Reader The adobe acrobat reader is the most popular pdf file reader on windows. On linux there are native applications like Okular and Evince (Document Viewer) that can read pdf files easily. Adobe initially launched this native version of acrobat reader for Linux that looked similar to the windows version. However the development was later stopped and 9.5.5 is the ...



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