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Install virtualbox guest additions on elementary OS 0.2 luna

Elementary OS Luna Elementary OS is a great distro in the Ubuntu family of linux distros that offers a mac like look and feel on the desktop. It features a completely new desktop environment called Pantheon that is built atop GTK libraries. The desktop itself looks very stylish but very user-friendly and intuitive at the same time. And it looks great ...

Setup a chroot environment on Ubuntu with debootstrap

Chroot Chroot provides a way to setup an isolated environment inside an OS, where specific applications can run without interacting with the rest of the system. It is also called a jail and is often used to create a test environment for applications which may not be directly installed on the system due to various concerns like stability or security. Running 32 ...

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 ...

Install and configure Apache and PHP with cgi on Ubuntu or Debian

CGI - Common Gateway Interface Apache can be configured to invoke the php interpreter as cgi program. This means that the php-cgi binary shall be run externally and the php script shall be executed by it and the output would be passed back to apache. This is one way to run php with apache. Other methods include shared module, fastcgi etc. ...

Install Quanta plus web editor on ubuntu 13.04

Quanta Plus Welcome to another great post on how to install quanta plus on ubuntu. Quanta plus is my favorite php web development tool simply because its too simple compared to all the alternatives out there. But most important is that its built with qt, which makes it a native, fast and efficient application on the KDE desktop, which I have ...

Setup Apache and Php with mod_fcgid on Ubuntu/Debian

Mod Fcgid Mod Fcgid is an apache module that enables it to talk to fastcgi enabled application. It can be used to setup with apache to run php over fastcgi. It is an alternative to the older mod_fastcgi and has some differences with it. In this post we shall be setting up apache with php using this module. You can also . Since ...

Install and configure Apache and php with mod fastcgi on Ubuntu/Debian

Fastcgi based php handler Mod_fastcgi is an apache module that enables apache to talk to fastcgi enabled applications. It can be used to run php code over fastcgi through the php-cgi binary which is fastcgi enabled. Fastcgi has many improvements over the traditional cgi model of executing external programs inside a webserver. With fastcgi multiple processes are kept alive and each process ...

Install ssh server on Ubuntu with OpenSSH

What is ssh - Secure Shell Secure shell is a secure communication protocol that can be used for remote administration (like a webserver) over a terminal. It is technically a secure version of telnet. A shell or console on any system is meant to execute commands on it and control it. Telnet used to do this. But telnet transmitted all data ...

Install quanta plus on ubuntu 12.10

Quanta Plus Quanta Plus is web development tool for the KDE desktop that resembles dreamweaver of windows. But it is a dead project now and is not being developed anymore for years. However it is still my favorite because it works very well. Remarkable features are : 1. Group files into projects. 2. Auto-suggestions for php code 3. Tracking changed files and uploading them at ...

Play music from command line on ubuntu

Terminal If you are too addicted to the terminal/console and want to use it for every possible thing, then know that it can play music as well. There are many utilities for playing music files like mp3 directly from the commandline. They can be used to browse the file system, select music files and make a playlist. All from inside a ...



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