Objective

The objective is to install Mate desktop environment as an alternative desktop environment.

See also our article: The 8 Best Ubuntu Desktop Environments (18.04 Bionic Beaver Linux) for more desktop environment choices.

Operating System and Software Versions

  • Operating System: - Ubuntu 18.04 Bionic Beaver

Requirements

Administrative root/sudo permissions.

Conventions

Objective

Install a Gitlab server on Ubuntu 18.04

Distributions

Ubuntu 18.04 Bionic Beaver

Requirements

A running install of Ubuntu 18.04 with root privileges

Conventions

  • # - requires given linux commands to be executed with root privileges either directly as a root user or by use of sudo command
  • $ - requires given linux commands to be executed as a regular non-privileged user

Introduction

Gitlab is the solution for hosting your own Git repositories. Not only are the server systems on par with commercial options like Bitbucket and Github, it's got an amazing web interface that's intuitive and simple for just about any user.

Objective

Install and configure NFS on Ubuntu 18.04

Distributions

Ubuntu 18.04

Requirements

A working install of Ubuntu 18.04 with root privileges

Difficulty

Easy

Conventions

  • # - requires given linux commands to be executed with root privileges either directly as a root user or by use of sudo command
  • $ - requires given linux commands to be executed as a regular non-privileged user

Introduction

Sharing files is a central function of Linux systems. It's so central, in fact, that file sharing functionality is built directy into the kernel itself. It's also important enough that the developers of Debian, and Ubuntu in turn, have made NFS file sharing very simple.

Objective

The objective is to install Adobe Acrobat Reader on Ubuntu 18.04 Bionic Beaver Linux.

Please note that Adobe no longer supports Acrobat Reader for Linux. The latest native Linux version is 9.5.5 dated from 26/04/2013. From this reason you should refrain using/installing Adobe Acrobat Reader if possible to avoid potential vulnerabilities and hacker exploits.

Operating System and Software Versions

  • Operating System: - Ubuntu 18.04 Bionic Beaver
  • Software: - Adobe Reader 9.5.5

Requirements

Privileged access to your Ubuntu System as root or via sudo command is required.

Difficulty

EASY

Conventions

Objective

The objective is to configure the default UFW firewall on Ubuntu 18.04 to deny any incoming ICMP ping requests.

Operating System and Software Versions

  • Operating System: - Ubuntu 18.04 Bionic Beaver

Requirements

Privileged access to to your Ubuntu 18.04 Bionic Beaver installation will be required.

Conventions

Objective

The objective is to show how to switch system language on Ubuntu 18.04 Bionic Beaver Linux

Operating System and Software Versions

  • Operating System: - Ubuntu 18.04 Bionic Beaver
  • Software: - GNOME Shell 3.26.2 or higher

Requirements

Administrative privileges may be required.

Conventions

Objective

The objective of this article is LAMP setup. Installing LAMP on Ubuntu 18.04 Bionic Beaver includes the setup of Linux, Apache, MySQL and PHP server, also known as LAMP stack.

Operating System and Software Versions

  • Operating System: - Ubuntu 18.04 Bionic Beaver

Requirements

Privileged access to to your Ubuntu 18.04 system will be required.

Conventions

Objective

The objective is to install ImageMagick 7 on Ubuntu 18.04 Linux.

Operating System and Software Versions

  • Operating System: - Ubuntu 18.04 Bionic Beaver Linux
  • Software: - ImageMagick 7.0.7-38 or higher

Requirements

Privileged access to your Ubuntu System as root or via sudo command is required.

Difficulty

EASY

Conventions

Introduction

Ubuntu 18.04 recently came out, and it's a great time to give the new version a chance. Most Linux users like to make their computer their own, and there are a ton of excellent options to customize Ubuntu, and every Linux distribution, including beautifully designed GTK themes. Since Ubuntu 18.04 uses GNOME as its default desktop, it's easier than ever to find great looking themes to spice up your desktop. These 10 themes are among the best available right now.

Objective

Install the MEAN stack on Ubuntu 18.04

Distributions

Ubuntu 18.04

Requirements

A working install of Ubuntu 18.04 with root privileges

Difficulty

Easy

Conventions

  • # - requires given linux commands to be executed with root privileges either directly as a root user or by use of sudo command
  • $ - requires given linux commands to be executed as a regular non-privileged user

Introduction

The MEAN stack is quickly becoming a favorite among web developers. MEAN stands for MongoDB, ExpressJS, AngularJS, and NodeJS. Clearly, this is a JavaScript heavy tech stack, so it's not for people who don't like JS. However, it does provide an excellent framework for building lightweight and fully capable web applications.

Objective

Learn how to install and configure the Nginx web server on Ubuntu 18.04 Bionic Beaver

Requirements

  • Root permissions

Conventions

  • # - requires given linux commands to be executed with root privileges either directly as a root user or by use of sudo command
  • $ - requires given linux commands to be executed as a regular non-privileged user

Other Versions of this Tutorial

Ubuntu 20.04 (Focal Fossa)

Introduction

nginx-logoThe Nginx web server, together with Apache, is one of the most known and used web servers in the world. It is generally less resource-hungry than Apache, and can be also used as a reverse-proxy.

In this tutorial we will see how to install and configure the Nginx web server on Ubuntu 18.04 Bionic Beaver.

Objective

Install and play Overwatch on Ubuntu 18.04

Distributions

This guide is tailored toward Ubuntu 18.04 but can be applied to other similar distributions.

Requirements

A working install of Ubuntu 18.04 with root privileges and a graphics card running the latest drivers.

Difficulty

Easy

Conventions

  • # - requires given linux commands to be executed with root privileges either directly as a root user or by use of sudo command
  • $ - given linux commands to be executed as a regular non-privileged user

Introduction

Overwatch is one of the most popular PC games right now. It has a thriving esports scene and a community of millions playing it regularly worldwide. Unfortunately, it's also completely unsupported on Linux and likely never will be.

That doesn't mean that you can't play Overwatch on Linux, though. It's actually easy to get Overwatch running on Ubuntu with Lutris and Wine.

Before you start, make sure that you have the latest available drivers for your graphics card installed.

Objective

The objective is to enable UFW firewall, deny all incoming ports however only allow HTTP port 80 and HTTPS port 443 on Ubuntu 18.04 Bionic Beaver Linux

Operating System and Software Versions

  • Operating System: - Ubuntu 18.04 Bionic Beaver

Requirements

Privileged access to your Ubuntu 18.04 Bionic Beaver will be required.

Conventions

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