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Lightening Ubuntu and Dropping Unity

Make Ubuntu lighter and more fun to use with a couple apt-get commands By Robin Rowe HOLLYWOOD, CA ( 2012/12/31 – Ubuntu is a popular Linux distro that many open source enthusiasts like. It’s based on Debian, but without so many rough edges. You could go instead with a Red Hat-based distro such as CentOS, […]

The Perfect WordPress Configuration

Tweak WordPress to be the best HOLLYWOOD, CA (LinuxMovies) 2011/11/30 – WordPress has many options and plug-ins. Here’s a recommended configuration. Build a custom template Check Permalinks work ok when clicking through a front page link Plug-ins: Akismet, Embed Iframe, Google News Sitemap, Really simple Facebook Twitter share buttons, WP Super Cache, Fix RSS Feeds, WP-Stats-Dashboard, WP to Twitter, WP YouTube Lyte, Really […]

Installing FluxBB on Linux

FluxBB is a free open source lightweight PHP bulletin board forum By Robin Rowe HOLLYWOOD, CA (LinuxMovies) 11/7/2011 – Installing a forum on your website enables your users to post useful information. There are many open source PHP-based forums available. FluxBB is a good choice as a lightweight forum that supports MySQL, PostgresSQL or SQLite. […]

Lighten CentOS Server

A few things to remove that are unneeded on your CentOS server By Robin Rowe HOLLYWOOD, CA (LinuxMovies) 9/18/2011 – CentOS is a Redhat-based Linux that many use as a server. Here are a few things to jettison that a server doesn’t typically need. To disable X11 you could change your run level to 3 […]

Windows 7 Putty SSH Access Denied Solution

Quick fix for Putty ssh client “Access Denied” hiccup on Windows 7 By Robin Rowe HOLLYWOOD, CA (Linux Movies) 8/20/11 – Windows doesn’t include an ssh client to connect to our Linux servers, so we use the open source Putty software. This software opens a terminal window where you can enter your login name and […]

Installing WordPress on Linux

Quick set-up guide for installing WordPress on a virtual host By Robin Rowe HOLLYWOOD, CA (LinuxMovies) 6/26/2011 – WordPress is open source PHP and MySQL-based content publishing software. We’ll configure MySQL with wpdb as the user name and a password that isn’t actually ‘password’. We’ll name the database the same name as our website. Then […]


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