Install LAMP on Ubuntu 9.10 Karmic Koala

October 29, 2009 by · 161 Comments
Filed under: HowTo, linux, Ubuntu, web development 

Why install LAMP on your desktop computer?

Why would I want to install and set up a LAMP (Linux, Apache, MySQL, php) stack on Ubuntu 9.10? It’s useful if you want to set up a private web development environment. Perhaps you want to develop your own WordPress theme. If you are developing websites and experimenting, it’s nice to do it in the privacy of your own computer, rather than out on the public internet.   Read more

Motorola/Verizon Droid Specs Leaked

October 25, 2009 by · 1 Comment
Filed under: gadget, linux 

This past Thursday evening someone tipped off the Boy Genius Report that the Motorola Droid phone specs were published on the Motorola website. The pages were only up for about half an hour, but the Boy Genius Report managed to grab some screen captures of the spec pages. Here's the rundown of the leaked specs. Read more

Command Line Basics: Join Files With cat

October 19, 2009 by · 1 Comment
Filed under: command line, HowTo, linux 

I've already shown you how to view files with the cat command. In today's post I'm going to show you how to use the GNU cat command for its originally intended purpose: for joining multiple files together.

For this example we'll need a couple of text files to start with. Paste the following text into a text editor and save it as file1. Read more

Re: Selling vs. Shaming

October 11, 2009 by · 1 Comment
Filed under: linux, news, opinion 

I read a post today on Zonker's blog called Selling vs. shaming. In it, the author argues that it's better to have non-free software loaded on a mostly free software system if it pleases the user, rather than have a pure free software system that doesn't meet the user's wants or needs. I couldn't agree more. Read more

TuxTweaks Got Hacked

October 10, 2009 by · 2 Comments
Filed under: General, news, security, web development 

Today I was trying to debug why my Feedburner feed would not display properly in Google's Chrome browser. What I discovered was that there was some code creating errors in my site's original RSS feed. After a bit of searching on the offending code, I ran across a post on my hosting provider's support forum. Read more

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