Posts Tagged 'Linux'



“Microsoft Swindles” – Fighting the Cartel Caper Con Scam, Tsssk!

pissing off Microsoft

So I bought a new machine last week and, gparted, have been busily treating it to Ubuntu.

It's cooler now. Literally.

And I figured, I'm fed up of being forced to pay for an excuse of an operating system that I don't want.

Damn, I wanted to buy a computer, not all the crap bundled on it:-

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Setting Up Ubuntu’s Koala – the_guv’s Verdict

ubuntu karmic koala

Following on from my Ultimate PC Setup Guide, installing Jaunty, here's a look at the new kid, Karmic Koala. What's new, worse, better? My verdict ..

Karmic Koala's out in a couple of weeks. As promised, I'll be updating the Jaunty install guide for the new edition and, as a prequel ...

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Jaunty Install Problem with AMD Laptops

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FATAL: could not load modules.dep is a message you may have been pulling your hair out over, especially as after that the Ubuntu 9.04 installation fails. It seems to affect AMD Athlon laptops where the disc is being read from an external drive.

Fear not! There is a solution, care of a certain mr_raider at the Ubuntu forums.

Thing ...

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Maintain Unmanaged VPS – Part 3: Setup openSSH for Linux-to-Linux

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This guide steps out how to set up openSSH, complete with an authenticating key pair, so that you can access your Linux host securely from your Linux PC at home or at the office.

Using this method:-

  • encrypted data/password transfer
  • password-free login (I type ‘guv'!)
  • tighter server security ***

*** for this, edit your ...

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Virtually the Best Web Dev PC on the Planet

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This all-in-one reference guide steps out how to set up Linux Ubuntu Jaunty with all the trimmings for a fun box and a second-to-none web development system.

Er, hold on guv …

Isn't this guide a bit dated?

Yes.

Unless you are still using Jaunty, this post is outdated because Ubuntu Karmic Koala 9.10 has superceded Jaunty 9.04, as have versions 10.04 ...

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Build a Sex-On-Legs WebDev Machine

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Install the ultimate web development toolbox: tweaked Linux Ubuntu with Windows via VirtualBox, Nginx, PHP, MySQL, best Firefox addons, Woopra & much more.

Here's the deal ..

My 2 month old HP Pavillion DV3500 decided to pack up the other day.

Looks like the motherboard, ‘cos I tried another ...

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Maintain Unmanaged VPS – Part 13: Restrict Access to Nginx Web Files with Auth_Basic

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Easily restrict access to hide sensitive data, admin areas & other web pages using the Nginx web server's Auth_Basic security module & the htpasswd password creation tool.

What we're gonna do, essentially, is to create a password file, then adapt a site's virtual host file. That done, Nginx knows there's a point of restricted access, and knows where to look for the corresponding password so that, when we surf to ...

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Maintain Unmanaged VPS – Part 11: Copy Website Files between Windows/Linux Computers using the CLI

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Here's how to copy/backup/upload files between Linux & Windows hosts using PuTTY's Secure FTP terminal. Faster, easier and way safer than FTP.

If you're using Linux locally as well as to power your web host, skip to Maintain Unmanaged VPS – Part 10: Copy Site Files between Linux/Linux Computers with the ...

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Maintain Unmanaged VPS – Part 10: Copy Site Files between Linux/Linux Computers with the CLI

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This tutorial shows how to copy files between Linux computers using Secure Copy & a command line interface. Fast, easy & safe, better than FTP or SFTP.

If you're using Windows locally, skip to VPS ...

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Maintain Unmanaged VPS – Part 9: Reset a Lost MySQL Password

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So you've gone and locked yourself out of MySQL? Feels a bit like leaving the car keys in the trunk, huh? 😀 Sorry to laugh! But I can, firstly because I've locked my own darned keys in the trunk and, more usefully, ‘cos I'm gonna show you how to get back in.

It's really not so tough. Using ...

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