Category Archives: HowTo

How to install phpmyadmin on Linux (Ubuntu)

The MySQL database server can be administered using the command line, by running commands in the terminal. But it is more convenient and less tedious to use a graphical user interface (phpmyadmin) – most especially for those who are not comfortable with entering commands on a terminal. phpMyAdmin is a free and open source GUI… Read More »

How to install LAMP server in Linux (Ubuntu)

  The LAMP server stack is an acronym for a combination of open source software: Apache (web sever), MySQL (database server) and PHP (programming language) on a Linux machine or computer. The LAMP server stack is a very popular and formidable setup for successful dynamic web development. Though there are some come common all-in-one installation… Read More »

How to Password-Encrypt Compressed Directories on Linux.

Password compression of files is a very important file operation that is usually done for very legitimate reasons like file size reduction (especially when considering memory space) and encryption for security reasons. Since security is very important to computer use, it would be very advisable to password-protect folders (or directories) and files containing personal information… Read More »

How to install Java development Kit 8 in Ubuntu Linux

By | February 23, 2017

You’ve probably decided to learn Java as a programming knowledge, or want to test programming Java on the Linux platform. But before your write any code in Java you must fist get you tools together. Aside from a Java text editor or integrated development environment (IDE), and the most important one the Java development kit… Read More »

Surf the Internet Safely using Tor

By | February 20, 2017

With the internet super-highway becoming filled with every dick and harry (including the ones that intend to cause harm to others), there is need for privacy and anonymity to be on the front burner of any user. In this post I’d be talking about about how to remain anonymous and maximize your privacy as you… Read More »

How safe is a Personal Packaging Archive(PPA)?

By | January 20, 2017

  Ubuntu is very software rich. That is, there’re a lot of applications that can easily be installed from the “official” Ubuntu Software Centre. But there are some applications that can only be obtained by adding a PPA to your Linux system. Then the question that should lurk in the minds of a user considering… Read More »

How To setup Whatsapp Messager on Linux

By | December 17, 2016

Whatsapp has almost become a default chatting app on the planet, especially since it was bought by Facebook. It is loved by many and found in almost any android phone – either shipped with it originally or installed by the user after purchase. Apart from many cool features added to it (like the encryption of… Read More »

Installing Softwares on Linux is Easier than You Think

By | November 30, 2016

No doubt every user must install applications (apps) that he/she likes . And some situations when these apps are not available by default (or bundled) with the distribution of choice. There are two common ways users can get apps on your Linux system as usual; using the GUI and using the command-line. In this post… Read More »

5 Ways to Backup Files on Your Computer

By | November 16, 2016

To ‘back up’ is not a strange phrase in computer circles, it simply means keeping files somewhere outside your computer system – either for security or safety reasons. And you must be able to retrieve such files when necessary. In a previous post we advised to always back up as an insurance against loss or… Read More »