Linux Tutorials on the topic “ubuntu”

  • Ubuntu 15.04 LAMP server tutorial with Apache 2, PHP 5 and MariaDB (instead of MySQL)

    ubuntu VMWare Image Download Author: Till BrehmTags: , , , , , Comments: 0Published: Aug 28, 2015

    LAMP is short for Linux, Apache, MySQL, PHP. This tutorial shows how you can install an Apache 2 webserver on an Ubuntu 15.04 server with PHP 5 support (mod_php) and MySQL / MariaDB. Additionally, I will install PHPMyAdmin to make MySQL administration easier. A LAMP setup is the perfect basis for CMS systems like Joomla, Wordpress or Drupal.

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  • Docker: Installation and Basic usage on Ubuntu 15.04

    ubuntu Author: Muhammad ArulTags: , Comments: 2Published: Aug 25, 2015

    Docker is an open-source project that provides an open platform for developers and sysadmins to build, package, and run applications anywhere as a lightweight container. This tutorial shows the installation of Docker on Ubuntu 15.04 and the first steps to get started with Docker container management.

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  • How to get Oracle Virtual Box 5.0 installed on (Ubuntu) Linux

    ubuntu Author: Bill ToulasTags: , , , Comments: 0Published: Aug 24, 2015

    Oracle's Virtual Box is one of the easiest to use virtual machines that run under Linux. Although we Linux users have reasons not to use Oracle's products, the particular piece of software is maybe the best choice we can make in that area and at least it's open source. If you want to use other free software alternatives to Oracle's VM, you can check VMware Workstation, QEMU, or GNOME Boxes (currently works only on Fedora).

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  • How to sync your documents with Google Drive on Ubuntu

    ubuntu Author: Bill ToulasTags: , , Comments: 1Published: Aug 19, 2015

    Google Drive is a popular online service that allows for the easy sharing and collaborative editing of documents (word files or spreadsheets). Under the most usual day to day circumstances, the GDrive tool is very useful serving as a cloud space and/or a readily available online collaboration platform. On this guide, we will see how you can install an open source client tool for the service named Grive, and how to set it up according to your needs.

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  • How to install KVM on Ubuntu 14.04

    ubuntu Author: Gurujyot_singhTags: , , Comments: 3Published: Aug 18, 2015

    KVM (Kernel-based Virtual Machine) is a virtualization extension for the Linux Kernel. There are many Operating systems that are supported by KVM, which include Linux, BSD, Solaris, Windows and others. This tutorial explains the installation of KVM on an Ubuntu 14.04 Desktop and how to create a Ubuntu guest VM.

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  • How to Install and Configure MongoDB on Ubuntu 14.04

    ubuntu Author: Muhammad ArulTags: , Comments: 0Published: Aug 14, 2015

    MongoDB is a NoSQL database that offers a high performance, high availability, and automatic scaling enterprise database. Data is stored in a "document" structure in JSON format (in MongoDB called BSON). MongoDB was first introduced in 2009 and is currently developed by the company MongoDB Inc. This tutorials shows the installation and configuration of MongoDB on Ubuntu 14.04.

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  • How to install ProFTPd with TLS support on Ubuntu 15.04

    ubuntu VMWare Image Download Author: Till BrehmTags: , , Comments: 4Published: Aug 13, 2015

    FTP is a very insecure protocol because all passwords and all data are transferred in clear text. By using TLS, the whole communication can be encrypted, thus making FTP much more secure. This article explains how to set up ProFTPd with TLS on an Ubuntu 15.04 server, how to add an FTP user and to use FileZilla to connect securely with TLS.

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  • Hydrogen: A software drum machine for Linux

    ubuntu Author: Bill ToulasTags: , Comments: 0Published: Aug 12, 2015

    Hydrogen is the best open source drum machine that is available free of charge. It is an advanced piece of software that helps artists and producers compose groovy beats to accompany their music. Hydrogen is quite simple to use, features a lot of options and drum sets that can differentiate the sounds to meet the wide scope of requirements that derive from different music genres like rock, metal, pop, electronic and jazz.

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  • How to scan for viruses with ClamAV on Ubuntu

    ubuntu Author: Bill ToulasTags: , , , Comments: 5Published: Jul 30, 2015

    There aren't many viruses made for Linux distributions and as such, most people who use such systems don't ever bother using an antivirus software. Those however who do want to be able to scan their system or other windows-based systems that are connected on a Linux PC through a network, they can use ClamAV. ClamAV is an open source anti-virus engine that is built to detect viruses, trojans, malware and other threats. It supports multiple file formats (documents, executables or archives), utilizes multi-thread scanner features and receives updates for its signature database at least 3-4 times a day.

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  • How to install ownCloud Client on Ubuntu 14.04 Desktop

    ubuntu Author: srijanTags: , , Comments: 1Published: Jul 29, 2015

    This tutorial describes how to connect an Ubuntu 14.04 Desktop with an ownCloud server by using the ownCloud desktop client.

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Ubuntu Linux - humanity towards others

Here at HowToForge we provide you with a wide range of interesting articles and Linux-related tutorials. On this page you will be able to find all Ubuntu-related articles that are spread all over our site through various categories.

Ubuntu is one of the largest, Debian-based Linux operating systems that you can find right now on the market. What makes it special is the fact that its default desktop environment is Unity. The name of this OS is based on the South African philosophy ubuntu that means humanity towards others.

The project is mainly sponsored by the South African Mark Shuttleworth and his UK-based company Canonical Ltd., that provides support and other services to finance itself.

Since Ubuntu is an open source operating system, you can download it free of charge from www.ubuntu.com and you can use it for home or business purposes at all times. The OS comes with numerous pre-installed open source applications, which include programs such as Thunderbird, Transmission, Firefox, LibreOffice and a few games as well.

The great thing about Ubuntu is that it provides you with a built in Software Center from which you can gain access to many applications such as GIMP, Pidgin or a plethora of others. Of course you can use any other APT based package management tool as well. Included with Ubuntu you can even find a Wine compatibility package that allows you to run Windows based apps with ease. Another option is the use of a virtual machine for that purpose.

 

OS with security out-of-the box

One of the things that make Ubuntu stand out is the fact that it comes with a major focus on security right from the start. The OS has a very secure architecture as it allows you to run programs with low privileges that don’t allow apps to make changes to the OS. Moreover, in Ubuntu you can even find an integrated SUDO tool that’s really useful for performing administrative actions. In addition, Ubuntu has most network ports closed from the start in order to prevent hacking. You can even find a built in firewall that provides an even higher security for the OS.

Another major thing about Ubuntu is that, pretty much like many Linux based operating systems, it allows you to run it from a disk image or a live CD without the need of an installation. Something that can be pretty useful to say the least.

As you can see, Ubuntu is one of the most secure operating system on the market, but the fact that it’s open source definitely adds a lot of complexity to it. This is why we are offering quite an amount of tutorials about how you can get the most out of your Ubuntu experience! On HowtoForge you can find tutorials for setting up and running Ubuntu servers and everything that you might need for your daily operations with this amazing Operating System!

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