Re: Apache Administration Material

Good afternoon Jim,

On 2-Apr-09, at 2:03 PM, Homme, James wrote:

Hi,
I know this subject has come up here before. Usually you don’t care unless you need something.

1.       Can I put Linux on a Windows computer without sighted help?

Yes, either as a multi-boot (you will select the operating system at boot time) or as a Virtual Machine (VM), in which case you can run Linux from within Windows. Virtualbox is my Virtual Machine manager of choice for Windows. It has an inaccessible GUI, but an easy to learn command line interface for creating and managing VMs

2.       Where do I learn about that and how to start working with it?

I would look at VirtualBox.org. I recommend Ubuntu linux as it has an accessible installer and runs well as a VM under Virtualbox. Others may have other suggestions. Directions for installing Ubuntu with speech can be found at http://www.lalrecordings.com/page/Linux.aspx

3.       Can I run either Windows or Linux on that computer.

Yes, either one at a time or both together.

4. How do I pick which one to run while the computer is starting?
This is tricky. If you use the grub boot manager (part of many Linux installs) then it is possible to insert beeps into each menu item (operating system choice). You can then count the beeps to the operating system of choice. This is why I recommend using a VM if you are only using Linux for personal use or education



Thanks.
Jim

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Jim Homme, Usability Engineering.
412-544-1810.
Catch the gratitude attitude.

From: programmingblind-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:programmingblind-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx ]On Behalf Of jaffar@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Sent: Thursday, April 02, 2009 11:33 AM
To: programmingblind@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: Re: Apache Administration Material

O. i got Lamp also.  Interested?  Cheers!
----- Original Message -----
From: Homme, James
To: programmingblind@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Sent: Thursday, April 02, 2009 7:28 PM
Subject: RE: Apache Administration Material

Hi,
Wamp runs on Windows, doesn’t it? I’m looking for Linux material. Thanks to Teddy for the pointers.

Jim

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Jim Homme, Usability Engineering.
412-544-1810.
Catch the gratitude attitude.

From: programmingblind-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:programmingblind-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx ] On Behalf Of jaffar@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Sent: Wednesday, April 01, 2009 8:41 PM
To: programmingblind@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: Re: Apache Administration Material

Hi Jim. Send me your address. I think I have a book on WAMP administration and the like in pdf format if you're interested. Also, googling WAMP will yield you lots of results. Cheers!
----- Original Message -----
From: Homme, James
To: programmingblind@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Sent: Thursday, April 02, 2009 1:13 AM
Subject: Apache Administration Material

Hi,
I will be starting to help administrate a web site that uses Apache. The server has the usual stuff: Perl, PHP, MySQL, and so on. Can anyone point me to reading material that will help me get up to speed? I know that I will be using command line tools, no GUI. The administration of the operating system (a form of Linux) is not my responsibility. It would probably help me if I did a review of basic stuff like UNIX or Linux commands just to make sure I don’t break something because I know just enough to be dangerous.
Thanks.
Jim

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Jim Homme, Usability Engineering.
412-544-1810.
Catch the gratitude attitude.


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