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Set up a virtual development environment for PHP automatically

December 15, 2014 -- William
Last modified on February 2018
Develpement environment clockwork

In this tutorial we will use Vagrant, Puppet and Composer to set up a virtual development environment that can be replicated infinitely with very little effort.

Tutorial category: 
GNU/Linux
Web Development
HTML
Duration: +- 15 minutes

Set Up a Web Server and Cloud at Home

November 5, 2014 -- William
Last modified on January 2015
Home server

In this tutorial we will go through each step needed to set up a Web server at home using an old computer, an Internet connection (with access to the configuration of your router) and some spare time. In the end of this tutorial you will have a server that displays web pages, serves files in a cloud, works with FTP, sends e-mail alerts, does automatic backup of data and, of course, that you can access from anywhere in the world.

Tutorial category: 
GNU/Linux
Command Line
Web Development
Open Source Hardware
Duration: Several hours

VIM Commands - Survival Kit

October 30, 2014 -- William
Last modified on August 2016

VIM is a great text/code editor but not so user-friendly. Take some time to learn how to use it and it will seem much more friendlier then. On VIM you need to enter the ---INSERT-- mode to be able to edit your file like a regular text editor. To do this press the "i" key and you will see the 'insert' message at the bottom. Press Escape to exit the insert mode. Keep in mind that the commands below will not work if you are in the insert mode so you have to keep pressing "i" and "Esc" to get in and out of the insert mode. Now try some of the other commands:

Tutorial category: 
Free & Open Source Software
GNU/Linux
Command Line
Duration: 5 minutes or less

Ubuntu beginner

July 10, 2014 -- Webmaster
Last modified on November 2014

These "Ubuntu how to" video tutorials are made for the absolute beginner in the Ubuntu GNU/Linux environment. They will walk you through the process of understanding Free and Open Source Software, downloading and installing your OS, learning the basic tasks of your new desktop, customising the desktop and learning about ways to get help from the community.

Tutorial category: 
GNU/Linux
Ubuntu

GNU/Linux Command-Line Tutorial

January 20, 2013 -- William
Last modified on August 2016

Tour of the different components of GNU/Linux systems from the top down. It is also a practical approach to the shell command line interface, presenting the most useful and powerful commands to start using the terminal right away. The main goal of the tutorial is to teach how to administer GNU/Linux systems and networks.

Tutorial category: 
GNU/Linux
Command Line
Duration: Several hours