Play your Windows Games with Wine and DirectX

November 27, 2007

Microsoft DirectX is a collection of libraries for game programming. With Runtime installed on your Windows Desktop you can run the most important commercial games. On linux you can’t have DirectX installed natively as part of system and there isn’t a Linux Binary versione of it. So, you can’t run windows games on Linux. To have DirectX games on your Linux you can try Wine. Wine (wine is not emulator) is a wrapper of windows libraries, so you can use windows software on your Linux Desktop. Many of windows software don’t run on Linux with Wine, but you can try particular configuration of Wine to see if you can run your favorite windows game or software. To install a Windows Game on Linux you have to install and configure DirectX on wine. This tutorial explain how to install DirectX.

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Fast installing a Apache Webserver + MySQL Database Server + PHP on Debian

November 7, 2007

Install needed packages

First of all install all the needing packages:

apt-get install mysql-server apache2 php5 libapache2-mod-php5 libapache2-mod-auth-mysql php5-mysql

Create a password for the MySQL User root.

mysqladmin -u root password OWNPW

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How to Install Eclipse and PHP Eclipse plugin in Ubuntu Gutsy 7.10

November 5, 2007

eclipseide

Eclipse is the best IDE to develop JAVA programs under Linux and Windows. Is possible to use Eclipse as an IDE to deveolp PHP Application and Scripts. There is another fantastic IDE to deveolp PHP Application: “Zend Studio”, but I think that PHP Eclipse is good for every needs. Also, Zend Studio is a commercial software so, I think that PHP Eclipse is better than Zend Studio.

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Restore Grub Boot Loader in your Ubuntu Linux

November 3, 2007

There are many people that have Grub installed as Boot Loader.
Why this simple How-To?

grub boot loader

Is possible that you have installed Windows XP in a second partition of your HardDisk and after reboot, your Grub Boot Loader don’t start and you can’t access in your linux box.

Is possible that you have backuped your Linux Ubuntu or Debian as quite Disk Image. Now, after restoring through a Linux Live CD and yours backup files, you have to reboot your system. What appened? No system found! No Boot Loader!! Where is Grub?

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