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

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

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.

Difficulty

EASY

Conventions

Objective

The objective is to install the Unity desktop environment and perform a switch from the default 18.04 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.

Difficulty

EASY

Conventions