Objective

The objective is to show how to enable or disable firewall on Ubuntu 18.04 Bionic Beaver Linux

Operating System and Software Versions

  • Operating System: - Ubuntu 18.04 Bionic Beaver Linux

Requirements

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

Difficulty

EASY

Conventions

Objective

The objective is to install KDE plasma desktop 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.

Difficulty

EASY

Conventions

Objective

The objective is to install the latest version of the VLC media player from the PPA repository on Ubuntu 18.04 Bionic Beaver

Operating System and Software Versions

  • Operating System: - Ubuntu 18.04 Bionic Beaver
  • Software: - VLC version 4.0.0

Requirements

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

Difficulty

EASY

Conventions

Objective

Install ClamAV on Ubuntu, and scan for viruses.

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
  • $ - given linux commands to be executed as a regular non-privileged user

Introduction

Viruses on Linux aren't all that common, but they do still exist. So, it's a good idea to set up an antivirus on your Linux desktop, and perform a scan every so often. It's also a good idea to scan any new files you bring on to your computer to ensure that they're safe.

On Linux, there isn't the same wealth of antivirus options as there is on other operating systems. That's mostly because there isn't a need. That's alright, though. ClamAV does the job very well.

It's also worth noting that ClamAV doesn't behave like a Windows antivirus. It doesn't hog up RAM or run in the background all the time. It also doesn't have all of the extra bells and whistles. It scans for viruses, and that's about all.