How To Install Vmware Workstation 10 on Ubuntu 12.04 LTS

The other day  a friend of mine asked me to install VMware Workstation 10 on Ubuntu 12.04 LTS x64 for him so I did and here is how I did it: 1) Open Terminal  and cd to the installation directory (ie. cd Downloads/vmware) 2) You need to add execution rights to the bundle for version for my particular version of Vmware Workstation 8 it is following: chmod +x VMware-Workstation-Full-8.0.1-528992.x86_64.bundle 3) Then you need to run the installer and follow the installation steps: sudo Read more [...]

How to install x2go on Ubuntu 12.04 LTS x64 server

Yeah I already hear you - why would anyone want a GUI on server machine. Well I do as I'm very used to Windows environment and I understand that it's might not be as secure as the raw console only server but... Anyway - here is a little how to install the x2go on Ubuntu 12.04 LTS x64 server. To those who are not familiar with x2go - it's sort of Remote desktop for Linux - it doesn't work so flawlessly as on Windows but it's free :). Instructions: 1) we need to install GUI environment: sudo Read more [...]

How to setup PPTP VPN server in Debian and Ubuntu

Update 2016-04-06: It's been tested on Ubuntu 14.04 and it works just fine. Update 2016-10-03: It works even on Ubuntu 16.04 but the service for some reason fails to start on boot, if that's your case run: sudo systemctl enable pptpd I've tried several dozen's how-tos before I tried this and I can confirm it's working. First of all make sure that the virtualization you're using will work with VPN - it doesn't work with Linux vServer virtualization but it does work with KVM virtualization. To Read more [...]

WordPress installation guide

Yeah I know, there is maybe dozen howtos on this topic, but I think there is always space to do a "how to" even more easy to use or just more recent (up-to-date). What do you need? Basically a webhosting running PHP and MySQL. Except for special hostings like some "free to a domain" - most webhostings starting at 5 USD / year do offer this. How to prepare the database? Assuming you have MySQL server ready, just access the phpMyAdmin (just ask your webhoster about it) and click Databases and Create Read more [...]