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I'm a Linux user. I started using Ubuntu in 2006 and havn't looked back. Currently (2016) I'm running the Long Term Support (LTS) version of xUbuntu (xfce) and UbuntuServer.

I'm currently using Ubuntu for web development, this article explains how I configure Ubuntu for either desktop or virtual machine development. I also talk about Ubuntu Server on Virtual Private Servers (VPS). By using Ubuntu on both the desktop and Server you can easily match development and production environments and avoid the use of extra tools such as vmware, virtualbox or docker.

I just read this great article about Command Aliases in Unix shells. I felt so inspired by this post, I'm writing about how you can use aliases to speed up web development.

Virtualbox is exteremly handy on a development server. As I don't manage Virtualbox through command line very often, I can never remember the command and therefore have created this cheatsheet.

Have you forgotten your MySQL root password? I must admit I've been guilty of this a few times. Also helpful if you are working on a project where the previous developer or server admin has vanished. This article tells you how to reset your password.

A quick article that lets you know what's using your badwidth.

This article explains how to mirror a website for backup purposes.

Here is a quick script that will install Ruby on to your Ubuntu 12.04 server

This article expalins how to install webmin on a Ubuntu 12.04 server. Obviously there are a lot of other aritlces on this topic, so I'll be concentrating on troubleshooting.

This article explains how to get Gitolite up and running on a Ubuntu 12.04 server. To save time everything is in script format (copy and paste).

OwnCloud is a great dropbox/ubuntuOne/GoogleDrive alternative. Gives you the power to run your own server without having to worry about others controlling your data. I also think the features of owncloud are better than most of the other services. This article will explain how to install ownCloud on a Ubuntu 12.04 LTS server.

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