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The Easiest Way to Test Websites in Multiple Browsers

I have recently been experimenting more with Linux (Ubuntu distribution) and have recently discovered the power of running Virtual Machines. I started investigating after it was suggested that the safest way to run Windows was inside a Virtual Machine running on Linux, as this helps to stop and contain viruses and Trojans. However, virtual boxes…

Bring out the Gimp (Farewell Photoshop)

One of the things holding me back from a total move from Windows to Linux was the lack of (or my mistaken belief of) a way to process Canon’s RAW .CR2 files. As an amateur photographer, I take all my photos in RAW format, to give me the greatest control over the final image. I…

Finally got Apache 2.2.3 set up with virtual hosts

What a night. I have spent most of the last few days faffing around trying to set up virtual hosts on my Ubuntu Apache server. I had almost given up. I tried using Webmin, but failed. I read many tutorials, which led me to installing Virtualmin at one point, which was useless. Some tutorials suggested…

Installation of Domain Name Service (DNS) – Bind

I seem to be speeding ahead here. I am actually starting to read through the Ubuntu documentation, and it is very informative, and presented in a logical fashion. Just found the page on installing domain name services. Once again, this is so far a breeze, i.e. At a terminal prompt, enter the following command to…

Molly Guard Installed

OK. just read up on what Molly-Guard is, and it is just a way to prevent the server being accidentely shut down remotely. There is a nice little story behind its definition: What is Molly Guard? A shield to prevent tripping of some Big Red Switch by clumsy or ignorant hands. Originally used of the…

Linux Apache MySQL PHP Server aka LAMP

Just found this page on the Ubuntu website, bookmarking it here. Looks like need to make some changes to get the .htaccess working. Also seems that I could have installed LAMP automatically with this command: To install the default LAMP stack in Ubuntu 7.04 (Feisty Fawn) In Feisty, the Ubuntu base system includes Tasksel. You…

sudo chmod -R 755 ./directory

I think that I found the solution, or at least a solution (it does not seem ideal). I typed this: sudo chmod -R 755 ./directory and it works. But, this leads to questions: 1. There must be one command to change permissions for all subdirectories? 2. why ./articles and not just articles? When using chmod…

Installing PHP on Ubuntu

I am now going to record my progress at installing PHP on Ubuntu, in the same way that I recording the results of installing Apache. Again, for my benefit, and your amusement. Are you laughing at me or with me? [email protected]:~$ sudo apt-get install php5 libapache2-mod-php5 Reading package lists… Done Building dependency tree Reading state…

Linux Ubuntu – a Whole New World

As part of my ongoing self education of the internet and computers in general, I have just installed the open source operating system, Linux, onto my old Athlon 1Ghz pc. I chose Ubuntu (version 7.04) as I was advised that it is a very “newbie” friendly distribution. It was a breeze to install, there were…