Linux Tutorials on the topic “ubuntu”

  • How to Install Gitlab with PostgreSQL and Nginx on Ubuntu 15.04

    ubuntu Author: Muhammad ArulTags: , , , Comments: 1Published: Nov 30, 2015

    Gitlab is a web-based git repository management application written on Ruby. It is similar to GitHub and includes features like a project wiki and issue tracking system. In this tutorial, I will guide you step by step trough the installation of Gitlab CE with PostgreSQL as the database system, and Nginx as the web server on Ubuntu 15.04 version. We will use Ruby version 2.x.x, gitlab stable version 8.x.

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  • How to track your Linux laptop

    linux Author: Bill ToulasTags: , , , , , , Comments: 2Published: Nov 27, 2015

    So, you just bought a new shiny laptop and you are uncomfortable about the possibility to see it stolen and lost forever? There are many things you can do to help you recover your laptop after such an unfortunate thing happens, and almost all of them involve some kind of tracking software. Here is a quick guide on how to set up easy to use tools that will help you locate your stolen laptop.

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  • How to set up torrent scheduling on Linux

    linux Author: Bill ToulasTags: , , , , , , Comments: 2Published: Nov 26, 2015

    Today we will take a look on the methods that Linux users can follow in order to set up a scheduler for their torrent downloads. This can be useful for people who want to take advantage of their computer while they are not using it, like during the nighttime for example. This way, large portions of huge files can be downloaded without delaying your work activities, or interrupting/undermining your media consumption.

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  • How to integrate Alfresco with ONLYOFFICE Online Editor on Ubuntu 14.04

    ubuntu Author: DariaTags: Comments: 0Published: Nov 25, 2015

    This guide will describe how to use the onlyoffice-alfresco script to allow users to co-edit documents from an Alfresco Share from in ONLYOFFICE Online Editors. Alfresco Share is built on Alfresco’s innovative ECM repository and delivers out-of-the-box collaborative content management.

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  • How to install Nginx as Reverse Proxy for Apache on Ubuntu 15.10

    ubuntu Author: Muhammad ArulTags: , , , Comments: 3Published: Nov 24, 2015

    Nginx or - engine-x - is a high-performance web server with low memory usage, created by Igor Sysoev in 2002. Nginx is not just a web server, it can be used as a reverse proxy for many protocols like HTTP, HTTPS, POP3, SMTP, and IMAP and as a load balancer and HTTP cache as well. In this tutorial, I will install and configure Nginx as caching reverse proxy for an Apache web server on Ubuntu 15.10.

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  • How to create an Ubuntu package from source

    ubuntu Author: Bill ToulasTags: , Comments: 2Published: Nov 23, 2015

    Building from source has never been the most popular choice of the less experienced Linux users who are always in the seek for a pre-built package. This is especially the case with Ubuntu users who like convenience and GUIs over power and terminals. Unfortunately, everything in the Linux world gets first released as source, and then it gets packaged for the various distributions and architectures, meaning that you will most probably never find a package of the absolutely latest version of a software that got just released. Thankfully, building an Ubuntu package is a simple procedure that doesn't require any technical or coding knowledge at all. Here's a step by step guide on how to do it.

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  • Performance monitoring with Monitorix 3.8.0 on Ubuntu 15.10

    ubuntu Author: David DuarteTags: , , Comments: 0Published: Nov 20, 2015

    This tutorial will show the installation and configuration of Monitorix on Ubuntu 15.10 (Wiley Werewolf). Monitorix is a free, lightweight, open source monitoring tool designed to monitor as many services and system resources as possible on servers and desktops. It consists mainly of two programs: a collector, called monitorix, which is a Perl daemon that is started automatically as a system service, and a CGI script called monitorix.cgi. Since 3.0 version Monitorix includes its own HTTP server built in, so you aren't forced to install a third-party web server to use it.

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  • How to generate a animated GIF or movie out of images on Linux

    linux Author: Bill ToulasTags: , , , , , , Comments: 0Published: Nov 19, 2015

    It is very unlikely for anyone nowadays not to own a device that is capable of shooting many consecutive pictures (burst mode). While this is useful for helping you take the perfect shot in sport events etc, you may want to use some of those successive frames to create a movie. Thankfully, you can do this very easily on Linux. In this tutorial, I will use five (not so closely successive) shots of my Cockatiel parrot bird trying to drink some of my coffee.

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  • How to install TYPO3 7 on Nginx (LEMP) on Ubuntu 15.10

    nginx VMWare Image Download Author: Till BrehmTags: , , , Comments: 0Published: Nov 18, 2015

    This tutorial shows how to install and run a TYPO3 (version 7 LTS) web site on a Ubuntu 15.10 system that has a Nginx web server installed instead of Apache. This kind of setup is often called LEMP = Linux + Nginx (pronounced "engine x") + MySQL + PHP). Nginx is a fast and efficient HTTP server that uses less resources than Apache and delivers pages a lot faster, especially static files.

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  • How to do batch image processing on the Linux Destop with XnConvert

    linux Author: Bill ToulasTags: , , , , , , Comments: 1Published: Nov 12, 2015

    GIMP is great and I use it all the time, but when it comes to batch image processing on Linux, nothing is more handy and simple to use than XnConvert. Although not an open source software, this batch raster graphics editor comes for free without any limitations for private use, and works in all platforms and architectures. You can get it from the official website as a complementary part of XnView (it's standalone). Here comes a tutorial on how to use this simple yet powerful tool on Linux.

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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 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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