Install WordPress Locally on Ubuntu Desktop

Are you new to WordPress? Are you a WordPress theme or plugin developer? Do you need to test things out without having it go live and without having to go through FTP?

WordPress requires a web server with MySQL support, which most bloggers and developers probably don’t have on their own computer. However, WordPress can …

14 Things to Do When Starting a WordPress Blog

WordPress

So you decided to start a new WordPress blog (or website). The installation is done. Now what? They say a good start means a promising future. This applies to blogs as well. So what do you do when your first install WordPress?

1. Change the Default Admin Username and Password

When WordPress 2.9 or lower …

Add a Custom Background to Google Homepage

Google Wallpaper

We all know Google’s famous home page. Plain and simple with a white background. Google has announced the addition of wallpapers for the classic home page. Finally, users can customize the classic homepage with their own backgrounds by uploading them, choosing an image from Picasa Web Albums, or an image from Google’s gallery.

To get …

VirtualBox 3.1 – Beginner’s Guide: Review and Giveaway

VirtualBox Book Giveaway

Need help getting started with the VirtualBox virtualization software? A new book from Packt Publishing, VirtualBox 3.1 Beginner’s Guide by Alfonso V. Romero, might be useful to you.

I previously wrote up a brief preview of the book and today will be the first ever book review on TechAirlines.

At the end of the review, …

Covert Documents to PDF with FreePDF Creator

FreePDF Creator

Do you need to convert a printable document such as Microsoft Word or a web page to a PDF file? PDF, or Portable Document Format, is an industry standard format for distributing electronic documents. However, creating PDF files aren’t always easy as a lot of applications out there aren’t free and some even cost hundreds …

Get Started with VirtualBox with the Beginner’s Guide

Packt Publishing

Remember our past articles on a free virtualization software known as VirtualBox? Are you having trouble getting started with VirtualBox? Don’t understand what certain terms mean. A new book from Packt Publishing, VirtualBox 3.1 Beginner’s Guide by Alfonso V. Romero, might be useful to you.

What’s Inside

  • Download and install VirtualBox in a Windows/Linux environment

Play Google Pac-Man Anytime

Did you enjoy this weekend’s Google Pac-Man doodle and game? Disappointed that it’s no longer on the front page? Well don’t be!

Google has just announced that the Google Pac-Man game will permanently be available at www.google.com/pacman.

This new page looks and works exactly like the regular Google home page, except that Pac-Man is there, …

SugarSync Referral Bonus No Longer Expires

SugarSync

Remember a week ago when I reported that SugarSync’s referral bonus space expires on January 1, 2011 and this information was cleverly hidden in their Referral Terms? One day after this, I was informed by Drew Garcia, VP of Product Management at SugarSync, that the terms will be updated in a week or so to …

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