Fixing Common Problems with LAMP on Ubuntu

May 5, 2012 by · 10 Comments
Filed under: HowTo, linux, Ubuntu, web development 

There are a few common problems that people run into after installing LAMP on Ubuntu. In this post I'll show how to fix a few of those problems. If you don't already have LAMP set up, please see How To Install LAMP on Ubuntu. Read more

Installing a LAMP Server on Ubuntu

April 26, 2012 by · 123 Comments
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Why Install LAMP on Ubuntu?

Why should you install LAMP on Ubuntu? When working on web development, I prefer to work within the privacy of my own development environment located on my computer. I'd rather make the majority of my mistakes where no one else can see them rather than out in the wild of the Internet. In order to have that private development environment, I install a LAMP configuration. If you're not familiar with LAMP, it stands for Linux, Apache, MySQL, php (and/or Perl). Read more

Ubuntu 12.04 is Here: List of download mirrors

April 26, 2012 by · 3 Comments
Filed under: linux, Ubuntu 

Today Canonical released its latest long term service release of the Ubuntu Linux operating system, Ubuntu 12.04 Precise Pangolin. As of this writing, the Ubuntu website is unresponsive, returning a connection timeout error. It is expected that the main download server is running very slowly right now. However, the torrents are running just fine.  I'm currently downloading a torrent at over 500 KiB/s.

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View Images With The Proper EXIF Orientation In Chrome or Chromium

April 18, 2012 by · Leave a Comment
Filed under: Chromium, FOSS, General, HowTo, image editing, linux, windows 

I receive a lot of emails with photos attached that have been taken in a portrait orientation. Most modern digital cameras and smart phones have orientation sensors that tell the camera if it's been turned on end. When this happens, rather than actually rotate the picture, the camera sets a flag in the image's EXIF data to communicate which way is up in the photo. Read more

Canonical and Microsoft To Join Forces on New UI

April 1, 2012 by · 3 Comments
Filed under: FOSS, humor, linux, Ubuntu, windows 

Recognizing that the dawn of the Post PC Era is upon us, Microsoft and Canonical (the corporate sponsor behind Ubuntu Linux) have both determined that they need to make a major move to challenge Apple's iOS and Google's Android in the mobile device space. After deciding that it's best not to go it alone, Canonical and Microsoft announced today that they are forming a joint venture to develop their next generation of user interface. Read more

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