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Software

The Bionic Beaver is here!

No, the Bionic Beaver is not the name of Stormy Daniels new Porno………… 😀

Finally!  Last night Canonical released Ubuntu  version 18.04, aka, Bionic Beaver.  It can be downloaded here.

18.04 is a Long Term Support (LTS) version with support for 5 years.

I installed it on only one laptop so far and all seems to be working fine.   It does appear that some of the software that I used with version 16.04 isn’t all compatible yet however that will likely change in the following days.

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WordPress

I guess it is ftting that my first entry on this new blog would be on the platform I’m posting it from.  WordPress.   For years I have used something called Rapid Weaver, which is awesome, and Rapid Weaver also has a blogging plugin called Armadillo which is very WordPress-like.

Still, you know me, I have to dabble in everything.

So the first thing one needs to know about WordPress is that it requires some smarts to get running.  It runs on a webserver that uses PHP and ties into an SQL database.  One can deal with that generally in Linux by running the following command:

sudo apt-get install lamp-server^

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