PyroCMS v3.5 now Available — Here’s how to Install / Upgrade on Ubuntu 16.04 | 18.04 | 18.10

PyroCMS, an open source content management system (CMS) based on  Laravel PHP framework has recently been updated to version 3.5 and this brief tutorial shows students and new users how to install or upgrade to it on Ubuntu 16.04 | 18.04 | 18.10…. This release introduces a new versioning utility, entry modification locks and blocks module […]

Install Tiki Wiki Groupware CMS on Ubuntu 16.04 | 17.10 | 18.04 with Apache2, MariaDB and PHP 7.1 Support

Tiki Wiki is a free and opensource content management system (CMS) built on the LAMP or LEMP stack that allows you to create wiki-based websites for any purpose (Wikis, Blogs, Forums)…. Whether you’re building a personal or business wiki site, Tiki Wiki CMS can help you create and manage your content on every device with […]

Lesson 62: Install WordPress with Nginx, MariaDB and HHVM Support on Ubuntu

WordPress supports variety of open source tools and applications. For example, you can run WordPress with the support of the LAMP or LEMP stack. This brief tutorial is going to show students and new users an easy way to install and run WordPress with support of HHVM ( Hip Hop Virtual Machine). HHVM was developed […]

Lesson 59: How to Install and Use MariaDB Database Server

Recently I was a bit confused when I installed MariaDB an couldn’t logon to the server as root. I kept getting “ERROR 1698 (28000): Access denied for user ‘root’@’localhost’ “. I have installed MySQL and MariaDB database servers many times, so getting this even though the correct root password threw me off a bit. This […]

Lesson 58: Installing OwnCloud on Ubuntu 16.10

This brief tutorial shows students and new users steps to install and configure OwnCloud on Ubuntu 16.04 / 16.10. If you don’t already know, OwnCloud is an open source software that enables private cloud services on users’ own servers. Like DropBox and other cloud services, OwnCloud does similar things, and it’s free to download and […]

Lesson 57: How to Enable VMware Copy and Paste on Ubuntu Guest Machines

This brief tutorial shows students and new users how to enable drag n’ and drop as well as copy and paste between the guest machines and the host computer. When this feature is enabled users will be able to easily copy clipboard content between guests and hosts. Before enabling this feature, users must install VMware […]

Lesson 56 – Install Nginx Mainline Versions on Ubuntu 16.10

Nginx has two primary repositories or branches that folks can use to install or update Nginx packages. When you install Nginx from Ubuntu’s default repositories, you’re installing Nginx from the stable repository. At times, Ubuntu repositories won’t have the latest stable version of Nginx either. So you’re probably a bit behind when you install from […]

Lesson 55 – Installing or Upgrading VMware Tools on Ubuntu 16.10

It’s very important that you install VMware Tools on the guest operating system. Whether the OS is Windows or Linux, installing VMware Tools within the guest machine improves the machine performance and enhances its graphic capabilities. Other features that become available after installing VMware Tools are support for drag n’ drop and shared folder operations. […]

Lesson 54 – Share Ubuntu 16.10 Files to Windows 10 via Samba

Samba is an opensource implementation of the SMB/CIFS services used to seamlessly share files between client computers. Windows systems and many other modern operating systems use it to share files and printers among themselves and others. This brief tutorial shows you how to quickly do it. No messing around. Just get users of other systems […]

Students Tutorial – Samba Filesharing Between Windows 10 and Ubuntu 16.10

Here’s a simple tutorial that shows students and new users how to share file between Windows 10 and Ubuntu 16.10 via Samba. Samba is an open source software that provides seamless file and print services to SMB/CIFS clients. Since Windows uses CIFS services, Samba can be a great tool to enable file and print sharing […]