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Ever wanted to quickly configure a web server on ubuntu desktop edition? This walkthrough will show you how to install a LAMP(Linux, Apache, MySQL, PHP) server.

There are a few different ways we can achieve the same end:

Method One: The first way is by using the terminal. Type the following int...

Here is an another excellent video from ViewDo. This one shows how to make a patch cable:

All the parts needed are available at Maplin:

A question we are often asked:

"Is there an easy way to do backups in Ubuntu?"

The answer is yes! File Backup Manager (pybackpack) is a simple GUI backup utility that allows backups to CD/DVD, your local file system or to a network drive either via SMB or SSH.

Lets install it. Open up a term...

If you are anything like us, you will often find yourself on the go, but needing to send and recieve emails. Changing your ISPs regularly (in our example, to Vodafone 3G) might mean that you cannot use the SMTP server you have set in your favourite mail program.

There is a way around this however...

These are extremely popular amongst our clients - Maplin have been selling them for some time.

Here is how to open the case:

If you are interested in adding more storage to your computer, give Jaytag a call on 0845 310 2750 about the upgrade options open to you - we will be h...