The Perfect Server Based On Ubuntu 10.04

There is no such thing as a perfect server, but this particular one is as close as you can get to being perfect. This tutorial will walk you through how to install the Ubuntu 10.04 LTS Server with all the services available typically that you get from ISPs and hosters.

It contains the installation of Apache web server (SSL-capable), Postfix mail server with SMTP-AUTH and TLS, BIND DNS server, Proftpd FTP server, MySQL server, Courier POP3/IMAP, Quota, Firewall, etc. It also installs the free web hosting control panel called ISPConfig2. Here’s the link to the tutorial.

Adobe Flash Unfit for iPhone

One thing is inherently missing with the iPhone and the iPad when visiting multimedia sites. There are blank screens where videos or animated content are normally displayed. The problem with the iPhone and iPad is it does not support Adobe Flash. Steve Jobs recently was quoted saying Adobe Flash is unfit for the iPhone.

He says it has too many bugs, drains batteries too quickly and is too oriented to personal computers to work on the iPhone and iPad. Jobs cited reliability, security and performance” are the reasons Apple will continue to keep the Adobe Flash off its devices.

Meanwhile, a Google vice president has confirmed that full support for Flash is coming in the next version of Android. Whatever is happening behind the scenes between Apple and Adobe, Google is going to benefit. Android is well positioned to take advantage of the gaping hole Apple has left with Adobe Flash unsupported.

Ubuntu 10.04 Is Here

If you are running Ubuntu, today is your lucky day. Ubuntu 10.04 LTS is now out. Check the Ubuntu website if the latest release is available for download. If not yet, it will be available later on today.

If you want to perform an upgrade instead of downloading the ISO image, just press Alt+F2 and type in “update-manager -d” (without the quotes) into the command box.

The Update Manager should open up and tell you: New distribution release ‘10.04’ is available. Click Upgrade and follow the on-screen instructions.

Ubuntu 10.04 Title Bar Buttons

I just spent my first minute with Ubuntu 10.04. I already don’t like it. Whose idea was it to move the Title Bar buttons to the left side? I’m not even going to link dozens of websites giving out tutorials how to move the the title buttons back to the right. And one more thing, the purple background reminds me way too much of a Mac. In the meantime, I will play around with it some more.