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Display custom desktop notifications on Ubuntu

The ‘notify-send’ package can be used to send custom notification messages to the Ubuntu desktop. These messages will pop-up on the screen, and shouldn’t get in the way of what the user is currently doing. To send a custom notification: $ notifiy-send “This is a test” Sample pop-up notification window:   This can be used within background scripts to display notifications to the desktop user.  …

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What is the difference between a LAMP and a LEMP stack

You may have heard of a LAMP or a LEMP stack when referencing a web server configuration, and wondered what the differences are between the two. The difference is just in the web server software used. With a LAMP stack the web server used is Apache, whereas with a LEMP stack environment the web server used is Nginx (Engine X). Both web servers operate differently, and require different configurations to set them up. Your requirements on which one to use…

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What is a LEMP stack

The term “LEMP” stack is used to describe a specific web server environment consisting of a web server (Nginx), database server (MySQL), web programming language (PHP), all running on a Linux system. The LAMP acronym is made up from the first letter of each of those items (except Nginx, due to this being pronounced “Engine X”. The E is taken from the pronunciation): Linux
Nginx (Engine X)
MySQL
PHP  …

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What is a LAMP stack

The term “LAMP” stack is used to describe a specific web server environment consisting of a web server (Apache), database server (MySQL), web programming language (PHP), all running on a Linux system. The LAMP acronym is made up from the first letter of each of those items: Linux
Apache
MySQL
PHP…

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Enable workspaces in Ubuntu 13.04

Since upgrading my Ubuntu desktop from 12.10 to 13.04, my workspaces disappeared. It turns out that Ubuntu 13.04 disables workspaces by default. Thankfully it can easily be enabled again. Follow the steps below to enable workspaces on Ubuntu 13.04.…

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