November 14, 2011 | Web/Software Development

nginx

Most websites use a combination of the Apache webserver and PHP. But Nginx (pronounce “engine-x”) can be a lot faster than Apache, especially for serving static files. Combine that with using PHP-PFM, and you have a speed demon. Here’s a tutorial on how to replace your current setup with Nginx and PHP-PFM.

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November 4, 2011 | Linux/Unix

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Mint Overtakes Ubuntu in DistroWatch

This just in: More people are checking out Mint on DistroWatch than Ubuntu. This is the first time this has happened. Normally Ubuntu reigns supreme here as the top Linux distribution that people are interested in. Note: this doesn’t mean more people are running Mint than Ubuntu. But it can presage future trends. Especially since [...]

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October 19, 2011 | Linux/Unix

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Tint2: A Lightweight Alternative Panel for Linux

If you think the default panel in Ubuntu or Gnome takes up too many resources, or you just need a lightweight panel for the new iterations of the GUIs in Ubuntu or Gnome which lack a bottom panel, you might be interested in Tint2, a free and open source panel for various Linuxes. It’s in [...]

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October 15, 2011 | Linux/Unix

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A nice thing about the default setup of Ubuntu desktop is that if you type a command which isn’t installed (or if you slightly misspell it), you’ll get suggestions to install packages that provide that command. But that’s not enabled for Ubuntu Server. To get that same functionality, do this: sudo apt-get install command-not-found Now [...]

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October 8, 2011 | Linux/Unix

Articles Ubuntu Logo

I was looking around for people’s opinions of running Debian vs. Ubuntu Server. A lot of people think there’s no reason to run Ubuntu because it’s just a derivative of Debian. One person has an actual difference between the two: Debian doesn’t have Upstart. Upstart is the init daemon which starts services, and restarts them [...]

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October 6, 2011 | Linux/Unix

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In Linux, the Bash shell keeps track of all the commands you execute, upto (usually) a default of 500 lines. This can be handy for looking up particularly tricky past commands. But 500 lines fill up pretty quick. You can increase the size by adding this line to the end of your ~./bashrc file HISTSIZE=2000 [...]

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September 29, 2011 | Digital Devices

Articles tizen-logo

The latest re-incarnation of MeeGo, the Linux-based operating system for mobile devices, is being called Tizen. Previous incarnations have included Moblin, which was being promoted by Intel. Then Moblin became Meego, a collaboration between Intel and Nokia. Unfortunately, Nokia went its separate way by committing to making Windows phones after taking a billion dolars from [...]

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May 15, 2011 | Linux/Unix

You’ve heard of Distrowatch, right?

It’s the #1 site for keeping track of the latest Linux distributions.

But there’s a another, obscure way to find out what the most popular Linux distro is (other than the misleading rank on the home page).

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March 25, 2011 | Linux/Unix

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To give users upload ability without the ability to run commands.

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March 5, 2011 | Linux/Unix, Rants

So the next version of GNOME (GNOME 3) won’t have minimize or maximize buttons.

It’s just the latest in GNOME doing stuff that nobody wants or needs as opposed to fixing real usability bugs.

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