Instead of using Yahoo! Messenger as your chat client, you can use Pidgin. It is containing many of chat client applications in an application (Pidgin).
Pidgin has better functionality than the original chat client of Ubuntu 10.10. You can install Pidgin by following the instruction on Pidgin website.
You know the popular download accelerator in Windows such as FlashGet or Download Accelerator Plus (DAP). In Ubuntu 10.10 you can use AXEL to accelerate your download.
To install AXEL you can use this command on your Terminal.
sudo apt-get install axel
How to use
You can use the AXEL by using this command
axel -n 10 http://yourdownloadurl.com/folder/file.doc
If you want to rename your downloaded file you can use -o option
axel -n 10 http://yourdownloadurl.com/folder/file.doc -o "This is your file.doc"
I found the way to install MySQL Server 5 on Ubuntu. Currently I am using Ubuntu 10.10. This how you do it.
sudo apt-get install mysql-server
If you are running PHP you will also need to install the php module for mysql 5:
sudo apt-get install php5-mysql
To create a new database, use the mysqladmin command:
You can sign in as ROOT in Ubuntu Terminal without password in the first time by typing
After that you can change the password for the ROOT by typing
sudo passwd root
And then you type the password. Don’t afraid when you type there is no character appears because it is the default. It is recording what you type.
If you’ve changed the password you can sign as ROOT by typing
For further reading you can read Sudo Manual and SU Command in Wikipedia
I found this site when I search the way to install Apache as webserver and PHP5 on my Ubuntu 10.10.
sudo apt-get install apache2
sudo apt-get install php5
sudo apt-get install libapache2-mod-php5
sudo /etc/init.d/apache2 restart
One said that you don’t need to run
sudo apt-get install libapache2-mod-php5 command because it is done with
sudo apt-getinstall apache2.