How to setup Xubuntu on Ubuntu-Server

I recently started using Ubuntu and I really liked the way things work in Ubuntu. I really like that when you setup Ubuntu Server distribution it does not come with GUI at all and that way it saves us from spending few mega-bytes of memory and we won’t be wasting around 200MB behind graphical display and related processes, which we won’t be using on the Server OS which usually does it’s job without requiring us to install any GUI application on the Server.
But well many a time we may want to setup light weight x-window system on our Linux (Ubuntu) system and we can do that with setting up Xface or it’s Ubuntu name as “Xubuntu”.
To setup lightweight Xface or Xubuntu system on your Ubuntu Server setup you just need to follow some simple commands and that’s it, you are done.

Ubuntu: How to change Hostname?

There may be time when you will come across situation when you will need to change the HOSTNAME of your machine. It may be because you might have just cloned your virtual node for load-balancing or may be for any other reason but here is how you can change the HostName of your Ubuntu or Linux machine/node:

Quick-Start Guide to ADOdb Database Abstraction Library for PHP

PHP (and yes it’s for Python too..!) Adodb library has been one of the popular database abstract library since sometime now. We have been using it since sometime for simple operations when we are not using standard framework and probably just serving the plain web-services.

Here is a quick start guide to get started with Adodb5 library when using with PHP to get started with most basic functions for database interactions. For more details one can always browser around and read through detail documentation available at This is just a quick start guide for all those who just want it little faster to get along with.

Bootstrap from Twitter goes 2.02

Bootstrap, from Twitter: A simple and flexible HTML, CSS, and Javascript for popular user interface components and interactions. Bootstrap is very promising web-application-UI for anyone from beginner to expert who want exceptional user-interface components combined with popular jQuery plugins and streamline them for best user experience.

Ubuntu 12.04 (Precise Pangolin) Beta2 is released

I have been using beta1 release of Ubuntu 12.04 (Precise Pangolin) since last few weeks and I have been trying to setup Ubuntu Server pool for one of my critical application which requires HA (High-Availability) and Load Balancing.

But today I am not going to talk about what I have been building on top of ubuntu but ubuntu precise has come up with new and final development release (beta2) today before production ready release, which will be available on 26th April (probably last week of April 2012).