Installing Thunderbird on Ubuntu and Adding It to the Launcher and Dash

In this post I’ll show you how to install the latest 45.1.1 version (at the time of this writing) of the Thunderbird on Ubuntu 16.04. The post is devided into two parts. Each part contains a few easy to follow steps. Just keep reading and you’ll end up with a latest Thunderbird on your Ubuntu 16.04 🙂

Part 1: Installation

Step 1: Download

Down load Thunderbird from Mozilla Thunderbird page.

Step 2: Extract

Open terminal, change directory to where you’ve downloaded Thunderbird and run the following command to extract it.

tar -xjvf thunderbird-45.1.1.tar.bz2

Step 3: Move

Move extracted thunderbird directory to the /opt directory by running the following command:

sudo mv thunderbird /opt

Step 4: Create Symlink

Run the below given command to create a symlink (short cut in windows environment):

sudo ln -s /opt/thunderbird/thunderbird /usr/bin/thunderbird

Part 2: Adding  to Launcher

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Restoring ‘apache2’ Directory on Ubuntu 15.04

This post shows you how to restore ‘apache2 directory‘ if you have accidentally removed it or modified some of its files like ‘000-default.conf‘ or any other file and now you want to restore it to its default state then you are at a right place.

I’m not making this post fatter and thinner one by adding a lot of theory and heavy amount of text. Just go straight forward and follow steps described as below.

Caution: We are using the word ‘restore’ in a loose sense, actually we will download the directory from the Ubuntu Application Repository not restore the deleted one. I am not providing any kind of guarantee if you mistakenly deleted your precious data or made any other harm for yourself by running the wrong commands instead. It would be all up to you and will be considered your mistake if something harmful happened for you by following this tutorial.

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Changing the Root Directory on Ubuntu 15.04

In this post I am going to show you how to change your root directory in Ubuntu 15.04. If you further want to know about root directory read my blog What is Root Directory. If you are comfortable with then let’s get started with out wasting time any more!

Step 1: Opening the ‘default.conf’ File

The path for our root directory is specified in 000-default.conf file. Open your 000-default.conf file from /etc/apache2/sites-availale/ by running the following command:

sudo gedit /etc/apache2/sites-available/000-default.conf

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Installing LAMP Stack on Ubuntu and Debian in Just 3 Steps

In this post you’ll learn how to setup LAMP Stack on Ubuntu and/or Debian in just 3 easy to follow steps. I’m not making the post fatter, thinner and filled with a lot of theory. I’ll just go straight forward towards the installation process. But if you want to learn a little bit of theory behind the seen then you must read my blog Understanding Root Directory, Testing PHP Engine and Installing PHP Extensions on Ubuntu after this post. For now, let’s get started!

First of all let’s define LAMP Stack for those of you who don’t know about it. LAMP Stacks means: “Storing/retrieving data in/from MySQL DBMS, on Linux Operating System, using PHP Server Side Scripting Language running on Apache Server”.

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