Thursday, December 13, 2012

LuninuX OS 12.10

Emmanuel Appiah has announced the release of LuninuX OS 12.10, an Ubuntu-based distribution with a customised GNOME Shell desktop interface: "It has been a long long long journey but we have made progress. The task to improve already good quality does not mean stop when it's good enough, it simply means make it better and with the release of LuninuX OS 12.10 'Quite Quail', you will see how much better it has been made. Some of the major changes are Opera as the default web browser with privacy plugins, boxes for virtual machines, OpenJDK and many more. You can download the release on the download page and as an option to purchase a USB/DVD media that will be mailed to you." Here is the brief release announcement. Download the live DVD images from SourceForge: LuninuXOS-12.10-Desktop-i386.iso (1,460MB, MD5), LuninuXOS-12.10-Desktop-amd64.iso (1,383MB, MD5).

Install WordPress 3.5 'Elvin' On Ubuntu 12.10/12.04 and Linux Mint 14/13

WordPress has been updated to version 3.5 having this codename 'Elvin' in honor of Elvin Jones (drummer). This new version comes with a new media manager and Retina support. Users of WordPress will have a new experience when uploading images and creating galleries thanks to the new image uploader.

WordPress 3.5 comes also with various tweaks and a new default theme (Twenty Twelve). You can find full features here. In this tutorial, we will see how to install this blogging and CMS platform under the following Ubuntu/Linux Mint distributions:

  • Ubuntu 12.10/12.04/11.10 or older
  • Linux Mint 14/13/12 or older
  • Any other Ubuntu-based System
   1. Requirements

To be able to install WordPress 3.5 in Ubuntu/Linux Mint, we need to install a web server (Apache, PHP, MySQL, etc.). If you are following my previous tutorials, you will notice that I prefer to use the LAMP server, you can find here detailed instructions for installing it.

   2. Creating A MySQL Database For WordPress

For GUI mode, I recommend that you use phpMyAdmin to create a MySQL database and user for WordPress. For CLI mode, you can run this sequence of commands (change text in red to reflect your own database configuration):

mysql -u root -p 
create database wordpress; 
CREATE USER 'wordpress-user'@'localhost' IDENTIFIED BY '12345'; 
GRANT ALL PRIVILEGES ON wordpress.* TO 'wordpress-user' IDENTIFIED BY '12345'; 

The commands above will create these details:

  1. Hostname: localhost
  2. Database: wordpress
  3. Database User: wordpress-user
  4. Database User Password: 12345
3. WordPress 3.5 Installation

Via the terminal, download and move the WordPress folder to /var/www/ with these commands:

cd /tmp 
wget -c 
sudo unzip -q -d /var/www/ 
sudo chmod 777 -R /var/www/wordpress 
sudo /etc/init.d/apache2 restart

Open now this link to start the web-based installation:


NOTE: You can replace localhost with your server IP address.

In the first page, click Create a Configuration File:

Then follow setup instructions: