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How to Install Nginx on Ubuntu 12.04

How to Install Nginx on Ubuntu 12.04

After struggling in Lighttpd, I’ve decided to uninstall Lighttpd, and change my web server to Nginx. Here’s how to install Nginx on Ubuntu 12.04. sudo apt-get install nginx Start the Nginx service: sudo service nginx start In some cases, you may need to reboot your system: sudo reboot Now, go to http://localhost/ from your browser. That’s it, Nginx has been installed. [...]

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How to install Linux Mint’s Cinnamon Desktop on Ubuntu

How to install Linux Mint’s Cinnamon Desktop on Ubuntu

Recently Linux Mint’s developer team released Cinnamon for Linux Mint 13 which is the new desktop environment, it follows the layout of traditional desktops. If you want to try out Cinnamon but you don’t have Linux Mint installed on your system and you are using Ubuntu instead, then you can use the method given below to install [...]

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How to install RPM package on Ubuntu?

How to install RPM package on Ubuntu?

Ubuntu users are used to using Synaptic for their software needs and the other user chunk has apt-get via command line. But Ubuntu users don’t have to be sad for those packages which are still distributed in RPM format. If an Ubuntu user wishes to install a RPM package, a utility is created for this [...]

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Ubuntu for Android

Ubuntu for Android

Now you can install Ubuntu on your Android phone. Canonical has announced Ubuntu for Android which will provide a full Ubuntu desktop experience on the Android phones. It will work in the same way it works on your PC. Your Android phone will work same as other Android phones but when you connect it to a [...]

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Download Ubuntu 9.04 “Jaunty Jackalope” Faster

Download Ubuntu 9.04 “Jaunty Jackalope” Faster

The final and stable version of Ubuntu 9.04 “Jaunty Jackalope” is about to be unleashed. So expect another server-clogging release day, as excited Ubuntu enthusiasts from around the worldwill simultaneously download their favorite Linux distro. For those of you who want to get Ubuntu 9.04 as quickly as possibly once it is out, I have here some tips on how to avoid congestion [...]

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Install/Set-up Conky on Ubuntu

Install/Set-up Conky on Ubuntu

To Linux newbies who have seen that geeky looking desktop system monitor but don’t know what it is or how to get and install it, well it’s called Conky and you too can easily have it, and you don’t have to be a computer hacker to set it up. Here is a step-by-step guide on installing and configuring [...]

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Easy Steps to Rip a DVD to ISO in Ubuntu 8.10

Easy Steps to Rip a DVD to ISO in Ubuntu 8.10

An ISO file is the easiest and most universal method for backing up a DVD. The file is an archive file specifically for DVD VIDEO_TS and AUDIO_TS files, and is an exact copy of the disc. ISO files can be quickly burned to a new dvd using standard burning software, making it the optimal choice for [...]

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Set up OpenDNS on Ubuntu

Set up OpenDNS on Ubuntu

One sure-fire way to speed up your Internet connection is to replace your ISP’s slow DNS server with a third party DNS resolver like OpenDNS. Considered by many as one of the best DNS resolution services, OpenDNS is free and is really very easy to set up. If you want further explanation about OpenDNS or if [...]

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How to Use BitTorrent in Linux

How to Use BitTorrent in Linux

Though file sharing is extremely widespread nowadays, it amazes me that lot of people still don’t know how to use a BitTorrent client or perhaps don’t know what to do with a ‘.torrent’ file. Just take a look at this data (Google Trends): Google Trend Because of this, I decided to make a quick and easy tutorial [...]

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Installing RPM Packages on Ubuntu

Installing RPM Packages on Ubuntu

If you happen to have .rpm file package that you would like to install on your Ubuntu machine, you will have to convert that file to .deb first for it to be installed. How will you do it? –Use the package converter application called “alien”. From the project’s website: Alien is a program that converts between the [...]

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Extensive List of Keyboard Shortcuts for Ubuntu/GNOME Desktop

Extensive List of Keyboard Shortcuts for Ubuntu/GNOME Desktop

Keyboard Shortcuts for Ubuntu The fastest and most efficient way to navigate your Ubuntu/GNOME desktop is to learn the keyboard shortcuts that are available at your fingertips. With minimum effort, you can run applications, switch between windows or workspaces, take screenshots, and do other essential tasks. So if you want to increase your productivity, you [...]

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Set Up Internet Connection Sharing on Ubuntu

Set Up Internet Connection Sharing on Ubuntu

SET UP INTERNET CONNECTION SHARING ON UBUNTU: If you want to share your internet connection on Ubuntu, just follow these steps. But first, some prerequisites: -2 network cards on the computer the internet is coming from -1 network cable (not crossover) to connect the two computers -1 network card on the second computer For the computer the internet connection [...]

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How to Easily Improve/Enhance Font Rendering in Xubuntu

How to Easily Improve/Enhance Font Rendering in Xubuntu

I freshly installed Xubuntu “Gutsy Gibbon” today on my mainworkstation, which replaced Ubuntu. I just love the speed and simplicity of an Xfce desktop. However, there’s a certain problem that I always encounter after a clean install. –It’s the font. I find Xubuntu and even Ubuntu’s default font rendering somewhat ugly compared to that of Windows XP. However, there are [...]