Force Ubuntu boot into terminal by default

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So you may ask why would I want to make Ubuntu boot into terminal by default. Well, this post is specifically drafted for Ubuntu server, which is typically recommended to be left at commandline until a GUI environment is absolutely needed. But if have have other reasons to make your … read more

Install GUI on Ubuntu server 14.04 Trusty Tahr

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I showed you how to setup a home server with Ubuntu 14.04. Now let us see how to install GUI on Ubuntu Server 14.04 Trust Tahr. Is it necessary to do a Ubuntu server GUI install? Server administrators would say a strong NO for security reasons. But for home servers, … read more

5 Best XBMC skins for Raspberry Pi

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The default XBMC skin, Confluence, is great but let us take a look at a few good XBMC skins for Raspberry Pi. It is critical that you choose the right skin for Raspberry Pi or risk taking a performance hit on Pi’s modest hardware. This is even more important if … read more

How to install Webmin modules to add new features?

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Webmin modules extend the features of Webmin. In this post, I will explain how to install Webmin modules and manage them. Webmin simplifies some of the most common system administration tasks by providing a GUI. If you have not yet installed Webmin, please check this post. It comes in handy … read more

Easily create cron job with Webmin on Linux

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In this post, I will explain how to easily create cron job on Ubuntu and other Linux system with Webmin. Cron allows you to setup time-based job schedule in Unix-like operating systems. Typically they are used to schedule jobs (commands or shell scripts) to run periodically at fixed times, dates, … read more

How to install Webmin on Ubuntu and secure it?

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In this post, I am going to explain how to install Webmin on Ubuntu and secure it to prevent unauthorized break-ins. Webmin is a web-based interface for system administration for Unix. Using any modern web browser, you can setup user accounts, Apache, explore files, setup cron jobs, DNS, file sharing … read more

How to install phpMyAdmin on Ubuntu?

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Recently, I described how to setup a Apache webserver on Ubuntu. One of the easiest ways to manage MySQL databases is using phpMyAdmin. In this post, I will explain how to install phpMyAdmin on Ubuntu systems. phpMyAdmin is a free tool intended to handle the administration of MySQL using the … read more