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Setting up Aptana Studio

Posted 11-06-2010 at 02:07 PM by Focused4Success

Aptana Studio comes packaged in two different ways:
  • An standalone executable
  • An Eclipse plug-in

I tried the Eclipse plug-in because I plan to use Eclipse for C/C++ development. But I didn't like the way it worked as much as using Aptana Studio standalone. I also plan to run OpenSUSE in the background and access it using X-Windows from the Mac.

I used the following procedure to install Aptana Studio:...
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Setting up my Web Development Environment based on Aptana Studio

Posted 11-06-2010 at 01:14 PM by Focused4Success

I really like using Aptana Studio for web development. I started using Aptana in 2008 when I wrote a web application for the original iPhone. Later I used it at work when I converted the embedded web server in our product from a traditional architecture to and Ajax architecture. That's when I learned about jQuery.... very, very cool. Something to write about later.

The reason I need a Web Development Environment is because I'm designing a website for my wife's art work. First, I went...
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For Newbies: List of open source alternatives to proprietary software

Posted 11-06-2010 at 01:08 PM by Kenny_Strawn (Kenny the one-teen comittee to stamp out Proprietary $uckware)
Updated 11-24-2010 at 11:12 PM by Kenny_Strawn

This blog entry is for those who have no idea just where to start with Linux because they have no idea just what kind of *free* and open source goodies are just waiting to meet them. Here are some commonly used open source alternatives to proprietary apps:

Microsoft Office =, LibreOffice, KOffice or AbiWord

Adobe Photoshop = GIMP

Windows Movie Maker/Pinnacle Studio/Corel Studio = PiTiVi or Kdenlive.

iTunes = Rhythmbox + Ubuntu One...
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Setting up my Webserver using LAMP

Posted 11-06-2010 at 10:16 AM by Focused4Success
Updated 11-07-2010 at 07:04 AM by Focused4Success (fixed error in php.ini)

The reason I started running OpenSUSE is to setup a development environment to build a LAMP based website. I installed OpenSUSE and setup Aptana Studio. Then I setup LAMP.

OpenSUSE has a pretty nice software installation manager. I wasn't aware of it until I read this article: SDB:Linux Apache MySQL PHP. It has a really nice description of how to install everything required to setup a PHP based Webserver with a MySQL backend. That what LAMP means: Linux, Apache, MySQL, PHP.
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Time Synchronization

Posted 11-06-2010 at 08:55 AM by Focused4Success
Updated 11-06-2010 at 08:58 AM by Focused4Success

I use NTP to keep my clock synchronized. The method employed works only if the computer has access to the Internet on a consistent basis, which is usually the case for my computer, so this method works fine.

Two steps are required:
  1. Configuring the NTP client to keep the clock up to date
  2. Making sure the system time is set properly

NTP is configured via the following procedure:
  • Click on the Application Launcher
  • Click on the Applications tab
  • Click on the System tab
  • Scroll
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