Installing Oracle Java/JDK in Synergy

Synergy carries the OpenJDK as its default Java Development Kit. OpenJDK is the future and though it has some catching up to do, it does the job well in most scenarios. To check the version of JDK in Synergy, you can use this command in the Root Terminal (Menu -> All applications -> Accessories ->(…)

Installing XAMPP in Synergy

XAMPP is a free and open source cross-platform web server solution stack package. It consists of the Apache HTTP Server, MySQL database, and interpreters for PHP and Perl programming languages. XAMPP is an acronym for Cross Platform (X) Apache MySQL PHP Perl. Though not recommended for production use due to its security issues, XAMPP is(…)

Local WordPress installation in Synergy

Here’s the tutorial to install WordPress locally in Synergy. Such installation is very convenient and time saving for WordPress developers. We’ll be using XAMPP stack for processing and serving WordPress files locally. If you need assistance in installing XAMPP, please go through this tutorial. I assume you’ve set up the XAMPP stack. So let’s proceed(…)

Installing Steam Client in Synergy

We’ll be installing the Steam Client in Synergy from Debian Sid’s repository. These repositories are already configured in Synergy. So the installation is going to be painless. Let’s start. First, we’ll update the repos. Fire up the Root Terminal (Menu -> Applications -> Accessories -> Root Terminal) and give the following command: apt-get update Now(…)

Installation: Synergy 2

While most other Debian based Linux distributions have their own custom installers, we decided to go with the standard Debian Installer. There are several advantages of this method. The most obvious one being the ‘Easy Mode’ and the ‘Advanced Mode’ depending upon the available install-time customizations to the OS. This tutorial shows you the easiest(…)

Using ‘sudo’ in Synergy

First things first, using ‘sudo’ is not recommended. For all your administrative tasks, I recommend you to use the Root Terminal. Root Terminal is better and safer especially in a multi-user environment. However, there are some users who prefer to use ‘sudo’ and hence this tutorial. ‘Sudo’ by default, is disabled in Synergy. To enable(…)