Apache HTTP Server as a Basic Forward/Reverse Proxy
by Nitin Venkatesh

Forward vs Reverse Proxies - Intro Source: Quora.com Forward Proxy A forward proxy brokerages the request of the client and forwards the request to the destination of the client's choice contingent on the configuration of the forward proxy. Most common ...

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LibreOffice Impress Transitions Work With Sandybridge Graphics Once Again!
Aug. 25, 2016, 11:49 a.m. by Roland Taylor

If (like me), you're "fortunate" enough to still have some sandybridge graphics lying around (for daily use), and you use LibreOffice impress, then you might have noticed that in recent builds (5.1.x) transitions were mostly broken. This was occurring because recent changes in the OpenGl backend were not compatible with Intel's Sandybridge graphics (or the other way around, to be ...

Installing LAMP + ModSecurity + ModSecurity CRS on Ubuntu 16.04
June 26, 2016, 9:56 p.m. by Nitin Venkatesh

LAMP stack refers to Linux, Apache, MySQL and PHP . With this bundle you can create web applications / services with Linux serving as the OS, Apache as the Web-Server, MySQL as the database server and PHP as the server-side programming language. So what is ModSecurity? ModSecurity is an open-source Web Application Firewall (WAF). It sits before your Web Server ...


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Disabling the touchpad on your laptop
June 24, 2016, 10:53 a.m. by Nitin Venkatesh

To disable the touchpad on your Linux machine (Ubuntu used in the example), run xinput list $ xinput list ⎡ Virtual core pointer id=2 [master pointer (3)] ⎜ ↳ Virtual core XTEST pointer id=4 [slave pointer (2)] ⎜ ↳ PixArt HP X500 USB Optical Mouse id=9 [slave pointer (2)] ⎜ ↳ SynPS/2 Synaptics TouchPad id=12 [slave pointer (2)] ⎣ Virtual ...


Installing Ruby with rvm
May 22, 2016, 11:31 a.m. by Nitin Venkatesh

From the time I discovered rvm, it has become the way of installing Ruby on a Linux box. So what is rvm? From the official page, RVM is a command-line tool which allows you to easily install, manage, and work with multiple ruby environments from interpreters to sets of gems. And that is exactly what it is. It helps you ...


Yakkety yakkety yakkety yakkety yakkety yakkety yakkety yakkety yak coming to a PC near you soon.
May 17, 2016, 2:05 p.m. by Joshua Bell

Now that the dust has settled from the official release of Xenial Xerus(what is a xerus anyways? Does anyone know?), we get to look forward to the next release of Ubuntu, Yakety Yak (16.10). In case you don't know the 16.10 stands for the release date, 2016, month of October. Alpa 1 is expected to drop June 30th, a little ...


LibreOffice GSoC will bring some much needed UI improvements
May 9, 2016, 1:14 p.m. by Roland Taylor

LibreOffice is participating in the Google Summer Of Code this year, and while this is no gaurantee of anything (as nothing in life is ever 100% certain), some interesting work is planned for the UI. The most notable (IMO) are: "Area Fill Options Made Consistent" One of the biggest peeves when working with LibreOffice (something I do every week, even ...


Move the Unity Launcher to the bottom...
April 21, 2016, 8:48 p.m. by Joshua Bell

One of the bigger features in 16.04 (in my opinion) but less obvious is the ability to move the Unity Launcher to the bottom of the screen. This makes the Unity Launcher feel a little more traditional and in my opinion a lot easier to cope with. (Honestly I have never been a huge fan of unity.) This can easily ...


Ubuntu 16.04 LTS has hit the market..
April 21, 2016, 5:03 p.m. by Joshua Bell

So Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (Long Term Support) has hit the market today, so I thought this would be a time to remind everyone their upgrade options. LTS is the version you should be on if you are running a production machine (ie: work device) and you count on it for day to day use and depend on reliability and don't ...


Using terminal to get weather updates...
April 14, 2016, 1:41 p.m. by Joshua Bell

Over at http://www.webupd8.org/ they have shown us how to get a 3-day weather forecast, moon phases and some other features. Using the terminal and curl. Essentially it boils down to making sure you have curl installed. sudo apt-get install curl And running a simple command line: sudo curl wttr.in If it complains about not being able to find your location ...


Visual Studio Code 1.0 is released...
April 14, 2016, 1:41 p.m. by Joshua Bell

Just wanted to get the notice out there that Visual Studio Code 1.0 is offically out and yes there is a Linux version.. So if you are interested now is the time to download it. It is in keeping of Microsoft's new strategy of being every where all at once. http://code.visualstudio.com/Download


Release Party!
April 9, 2016, 9:15 a.m. by Joshua Bell

It is a great pleasure, and excitement, and somewhat sad (to see this 2 week project somewhat come to and end) to announce that 2buntu.com has finally come to the Windows 10 Store. It is officially available on Desktop and Mobile devices. Be sure to pick it up today, and leave me some feedback.


Waiting... is the hardest part...
April 7, 2016, 7:44 p.m. by Joshua Bell

Tonight I am excited to announce that I have officially submitted the official Windows 10 App to the app store and with any luck at all it will be approved... But here we are waiting...


Bash on Windows 10
April 7, 2016, 7:39 p.m. by Joshua Bell

We usually cover Linux around here...but this is Ubuntu related news so now that Hell has officially frozen over with the release of Windows 10 Pro Insider Preview Build 14316.rs1_release.160402-2217 (I didn't make that up) Ubuntu is officially on Windows (kind of). Why? I am not exactly sure but I thought I would go ahead and give it a whirl... ...


Coming to a Windows 10 Store Near you...
April 3, 2016, 8:04 p.m. by Joshua Bell

I call hypocrisy! Oh wait you too! Okay, okay just hear me out... Honestly, I delayed this post because I didn't want anyone to think it was a April Fool's joke... Lets face it...its not like it use to be... Microsoft and Canonical are now playing kiss face with each other... and Linux has made some serious in roads in ...


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