How to install New Firefox on Ubuntu

This simple step by step tutorial will explain you how to download and install Mozilla Firefox on your Ubuntu PC / Laptop.

  1. Download Mozilla Firefox from their downloads page (Since now they support both 32bit and 64bit architectures, make sure to download the correct version): Click Here
  2. Once you have downloaded, go to that download directory and extract the downloaded tar.bz2 file
  3. Then move that extracted content (firefox folder) to /opt/ directory
  4. Now create a link in /usr/share/pixmaps/ pointing firefox icon. (in-order to use with desktop entry)
  5. Now create a desktop entry for ease of access.
    1.   Create a new .desktop file for firefox
    2. Copy and Paste below content to opened firefox.desktop file
    3. Now save that file
  6. That’s it. you are ready to go. Now you can simply search in Ubuntu dash for firefox.

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How To Install Redis in Ubuntu

What is Redis?

Redis is a flexible, open-source, key value data store. Following in the footsteps of other NoSQL databases, such as Cassandra, CouchDB, and MongoDB, Redis allows the user to store vast amounts of data without the limits of a relational database. Additionally, it has also been compared to memcache and can be used, with its basic elements as a cache with persistence.

Set-up Environment For Installation.

Before installing redis, there are a couple of prerequisites that need to be downloaded in-order to proceed with the installation.

1. Update all of the apt-get packages.

2. Download a compiler with build essential in-order to install Redis from source.

 3. Download and install tcl8.5

Install Redis

After all of the prerequisites and dependencies downloaded to the server, you can proceed with the Redis installation from source.

1. Download the Stable Redis release from their website. google code. The latest stable version is 2.8.3 Continue reading How To Install Redis in Ubuntu

Installing Zend Guard on Linux distributions (Centos 6, Debian, Ubuntu)

Zend Optimizer is a PHP extension and can be used to run PHP scripts that are encoded with Zend Guard. Zend Optimizer is compatible with PHP 5.2. If you are running PHP 5.3 or above you should use Zend Guard, which is an analogue of Zend Optimizer. In this article I will go through the steps you need to follow when installing Zend Guard on popular Linux distributions like Centos 6, Debian, Ubuntu.

1. First you need to know the linux distribution, it’s architecture, and the PHP version you are using.

  • To find the linux distribution, type cat /etc/issue in terminal.
  • To find the architecture of your system, type uname -a in terminal.
  • To find the php version, type php -v in terminal.

2. Download the appropriate Zend Gard

  • For 32-bit operating systems :
  •  For 64-bit operating systems :

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Hide a text file inside a Image file using steghide in Linux

The art and science of writing hidden messages in such a way that no one, apart from the sender and intended recipient could understand or view is called Steganography.

According to the Wikipedia, The word steganography is of Greek origin and means “concealed writing” from the Greek words steganos (στεγανός) meaning “covered or protected”, and graphei (γραφή) meaning “writing”.

In this post I’m going to show how to create such covered or protected message. In this we are going to hide a text file inside a Image (.jpg) file.

This is what you need before starting the procedure :

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