Linux Tutorials on the topic “ubuntu”

  • How to backup your Ubuntu Desktop with DejaDup

    ubuntu Author: Gurujyot_singhTags: , , Comments: 0Published: Mar 04, 2015

    Déjà Dup is a nice graphical wrapper around the command line backup tool duplicity. It hides the complexity of backing up the Right Way (encrypted, off-site, and regular) and uses duplicity as the back end. Déjà Dup does not use cron or similar schedulers. Rather, it starts a program deja-dup-monitor when you log into your session. This keeps track of when you last successfully backed up and will wait until the next scheduled backup.

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  • How to install latest Firefox, Chromium and Opera Browser on Ubuntu Linux

    ubuntu Author: Gurujyot_singhTags: , Comments: 0Published: Mar 03, 2015

    The article will guide you through the installation process of the latest versions of Mozila Firefox, Chromium and Opera. Throughout the article you will see the download links and the commands needed to perform the installation of the the browser.

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  • Starting with Vagrant on Ubuntu 14.10 - A Beginner's Guide

    ubuntu Author: Sanchit Jain RasiyaTags: , , Comments: 4Published: Feb 27, 2015

    Vagrant is an highly efficient tool for managing virtual machines via CLI. This increases your and your team's productivity and flexibility. This tutorial will cover the installation of Vagrant on Ubuntu 14.10, explain the basics of this great virtualisation tool and will guide you trough the creation of your first Vagrant instance.

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  • How to monitor server log files with Logwatch on Debian and Ubuntu

    debian Author: Gurujyot_singhTags: , , , Comments: 3Published: Feb 24, 2015

    Logwatch is a system log analyzer and reporter. This tutorial covers the installation of Logwtach and explains various config options incl. reporting of notable log events by email.

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  • How to use grep to search for strings in files on the shell

    linux Author: srijanTags: , , , , , Comments: 0Published: Feb 24, 2015

    The grep command, which means global regular expression print, remains amongst the most versatile commands in a Linux terminal environment. It happens to be an immensely powerful program that lends users the ability to sort input based on complex rules, thus rendering it a fairly popular link across numerous command chains. The grep command is primarily used to search text or search any given file for lines containing a match to the supplied words/strings.

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  • Scripted window actions on Ubuntu with Devilspie 2

    ubuntu Author: Gurujyot_singhTags: , , Comments: 0Published: Feb 23, 2015

    Devilspie 2 is a program that detects windows as they are created, and performs scripted actions on them. The scripts are written in LUA, allowing a great deal of customization. This tutorial will show you the installation of Devilspie 2 on Ubuntu 14.04 and give you a introduction into Devilspie scripting.

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  • How to Update a Ubuntu LTS release to the next LTS Version (release upgrade)

    ubuntu Author: srijanTags: , Comments: 4Published: Feb 19, 2015

    This document describes how to upgrade from Ubuntu 12.04 to Ubuntu 14.04 LTS. Generally, the Ubuntu .04 versions that get released every 2 years are Long Term Support (LTS) releases, for instance Ubuntu 12.04, 14.04 etc. Effectively, this means that the LTS release comes supported with bug fixes and security updates for as long as 5 years, hence users would not have the privilege of being alerted through popups urging them to install the latest available version.

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  • Node.js - Getting started on Ubuntu 14.04 (Trusty Tahr)

    ubuntu Author: Gurujyot_singhTags: , Comments: 0Published: Feb 18, 2015

    In this article we are going to have look into the installation and basic usage of node.js application. Node is a set of libraries for JavaScript which allows it to be used outside of the browser. It is primarily focused on creating simple, easy to build network clients and servers.

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  • How to host multiple sites in a single Wordpress installation on Ubuntu 14.04

    ubuntu Author: srijanTags: , , , Comments: 1Published: Feb 17, 2015

    This document describes how to install and configure WordPress MU with the latest version in market of WordPress 4 on Ubuntu 14.04. WordPress started in 2003 with a single bit of code to enhance the typography of everyday writing and with fewer users than you can count on your fingers and toes. Since then it has grown to be the largest self-hosted blogging tool in the world, used on millions of sites and seen by tens of millions of people every day. This tutorial explains the process of installing WordPress 4.0 on Ubuntu 14.04 in the form of a simple-to-follow guide.

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  • Linux Quota - installation and configuration on Ubuntu and Debian

    linux Author: Gurujyot_singhTags: , , Comments: 0Published: Feb 16, 2015

    Quota allows you to specify limits on two aspects of disk storage: the number of inodes a user or a group of users may possess; and the number of disk blocks that may be allocated to a user or a group of users. The idea behind quota is that users are forced to stay under their disk consumption limit, taking away their ability to consume unlimited disk space on a system. Quota is handled on a per user, per file system basis. If there is more than one file system which a user is expected to create files, then quota must be set for each file system separately. Various tools are available for you to administer and automate quota policies on your system.

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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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