If you've heard of Linux, you've probably heard of Ubuntu. Out of any distribution, it's likely the most well known. Ubuntu has a solid reputation for being user friendly to newcomers. Couple that with the endless support you'll find online, and you've got an operating system that anyone can pick up and use. For other most popular Linux distributions please visit our dedicated linux download page.

That's not to say that other Linux distributions aren't user friendly. Many are, but there are more than a few that are geared towards power users and system administrators. Ubuntu strikes a nice balance between the two by catering to casual users and still packing the power that enterprises need. Oh, and it's completely free!

Ubuntu is developed by Canonical and has been around since 2004, enough time to gain a strong footing among the greatest distributions. Ubuntu is based on Debian, a true behemoth among Linux distributions that precedes Ubuntu by more than 11 years.

If you're ready to give Ubuntu a shot, there are a few things you should know before downloading it. Ubuntu has a few different editions available and about half a dozen official variations that Canonical dubs "flavors." We'll take a look at all these options below.

The beauty of having your own Minecraft server is that you're totally in charge of your gaming experience. You get to choose what settings are used on the server, you can use (or abuse) your admin powers for an advantage, and bestow those powers on to your fellow gaming buddies. You may want to create a private server for just you and your friends, or make it public for everyone to access.

Ubuntu 20.04 Focal Fossa is a top choice for hosting a Minecraft server, as Linux is known for its stability when running servers and Ubuntu is known for its ease of use. Follow along below as we take you through the steps to get your Minecraft server up and running.

In case you're also wondering how to play Minecraft on Ubuntu 20.04, we've got you covered for that too. Just check out our other guide about how to install Minecraft on Ubuntu 20.04 Focal Fossa Linux.

In this tutorial you will learn:
  • How to install and configure Minecraft Server
  • Create Minecraft SystemD startup script
  • Provision new Minecraft server instance on the same host

In this tutorial we will be installing PyCharm on Ubuntu 20.04 Focal Fossa Desktop.
PyCharm is an integrated development environment (IDE) used in computer programming, specifically for the Python language. It provides code analysis, a graphical debugger, an integrated unit tester, integration with version control systems (VCSes), and supports web development with Django as well as Data Science with Anaconda. Reference: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/PyCharm
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Considering downloading Ubuntu 20.04 but need to know the system requirements? In this article, we'll go over the minimum recommended system requirements for running Ubuntu 20.04 Focal Fossa. Whether you want to install it on a PC or as a virtual machine, we'll help you make sure you have the required hardware.

Ubuntu is an inherently lightweight operating system, capable of running on some pretty outdated hardware. Canonical (the developers of Ubuntu) even claims that, generally, a machine that can run Windows XP, Vista, Windows 7, or x86 OS X can run Ubuntu 20.04 perfectly fine. Let's take a closer look at the hardware requirements below.

In this tutorial you will learn:
  • System requirements for Ubuntu 20.04 Desktop
  • System requirements for virtualized Ubuntu 20.04 Desktop
  • System requirements for Ubuntu 20.04 Server
  • Lightweight GUI alternatives to GNOME

Conky is a system monitoring program for Linux and BSD that runs on the GUI. It monitors various system resources to report the current usage of CPU, memory, disk storage, temperatures, users logged in, currently playing song, etc. in a sleek little widget on your screen. This way, you're able to see at a quick glance how your computer's components are being utilized.

Conky is lightweight and highly configurable, so you're able to run it without having a negative impact on your system or seeing it stick out like it doesn't belong. We'll show you how to get it installed on Ubuntu 20.04 Focal Fossa and some configuration options to get it looking nice.

In this tutorial you will learn:
  • How to install Conky on Ubuntu 20.04
  • How to enable Conky to start at boot
  • How to customize the information Conky reports
  • How to customize the look of Conky

In this tutorial, we'll show you how to install Ubuntu 20.04 Focal Fossa in a VirtualBox virtual machine. You'll be able to follow along with this guide whether you are using Windows, Ubuntu, or some other Linux distribution. Configuration of VirtualBox and the installation of Ubuntu 20.04 itself stays very consistent across various platforms.

Installing Ubuntu in a virtual machine is a great way to test out applications without having to install software on your host system. It's also an excellent way to test out Ubuntu itself, if you aren't already running it. If you're a Windows 10 user, you also have the option to install Ubuntu 20.04 alongside Windows 10 (dual boot), if you'd prefer that to a virtual machine.

In this tutorial you will learn:
  • How to configure VirtualBox to host Ubuntu 20.04
  • How to create a Ubuntu 20.04 virtual machine

In this tutorial we will be installing the ZOOM teleconferencing client on Ubuntu 20.04 Focal Fossa Desktop.
ZOOM is the leader in modern enterprise video communications, with an easy, reliable cloud platform for video and audio conferencing, collaboration, chat, and webinars across mobile devices, desktops, telephones, and room systems. Zoom Rooms is the original software-based conference room solution used around the world in board, conference, huddle, and training rooms, as well as executive offices and classrooms. Reference: https://zoom.us/about
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The Ubuntu upgrade process on Rapsberry Pi is not different to the upgrade process on a regular Ubuntu desktop or server. This article will provide you with steps outlining how to proceed with and upgrade from Ubuntu 18.04 to Ubuntu 20.04 on Rapsberry Pi. For more detailed information please visit our guide on How To Upgrade Ubuntu To 20.04 LTS Focal Fossa.

In this tutorial you will learn:
  • How to update and upgrade your current Ubuntu system
  • How to upgrade from Ubuntu 18.04 to Ubuntu 20.04

In this tutorial we will be installing the IntelliJ IDEA on Ubuntu 20.04 Focal Fossa Desktop.
IntelliJ IDEA is an integrated development environment written in Java for developing computer software. It is developed by JetBrains, and is available as an Apache 2 Licensed community edition, and in a proprietary commercial edition. Both can be used for commercial development.. Reference: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/IntelliJ_IDEA
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There are a few tools at your disposal for checking disk space on Ubuntu 20.04 Focal Fossa. These tools and commands can be used to check a hard drive's capacity and the size of the files on it, or just to check the size of a particular directory or file.

We'll show you how to get a visual representation of how the hard drive space is being used on your system, as well as a few commands that you can enter into the terminal to quickly find the stats you need.

In this tutorial you will learn:
  • How to check hard drive storage with Disk Usage Analyzer
  • How to check hard drive storage with Disks utility
  • How to check hard drive storage with df command
  • How to check hard drive storage with du command

In this tutorial you will learn how to deploy an SSH server on Ubuntu 20.04 Server/Desktop.
OpenSSH is the premier connectivity tool for remote login with the SSH protocol. It encrypts all traffic to eliminate eavesdropping, connection hijacking, and other attacks. In addition, OpenSSH provides a large suite of secure tunneling capabilities, several authentication methods, and sophisticated configuration options. Reference: https://www.openssh.com/
In this tutorial you will learn:
  • How to install SSH Server
  • How to change SSH server's status
  • How to open firewall rules to allow SSH incoming traffic
  • How to connect to SSH Server remotely using the ssh command
  • How to change default SSH listening port

Tor is free software that allows a user to have complete anonymity online. It can be used to avoid having websites and applications track your location or attempt to identify you. It does this by routing your network data through a pool of servers around the world, while also stripping identifying information from packet headers.

It's often used to avoid region blocks on the likes of Netflix or YouTube. Some users like it because it prevents ad tracking companies from building a profile on you based on your browsing habits and serving personalized ads. Still, others are just a little paranoid and appreciate the assurance that no one can spy on their internet activity.

You can use Tor on Ubuntu 20.04 Focal Fossa by installing the Tor client. We'll show you how to set it up in this guide, which includes browser configuration and enabling all of your shell commands to run through Tor's network.

In this tutorial you will learn:
  • How to install Tor on Ubuntu 20.04
  • Test your network connection through Tor
  • How to Torify your shell temporarily or persistently
  • Enable and utilize the Tor control port
  • Configure web browser to use Tor network

Kubernetes is leading software in container orchestration. Kubernetes works by managing clusters, which is simply a set of hosts meant for running containerized applications. In order to have a Kubernetes cluster, you need a minimum of two nodes - a master node and a worker node. Of course, you can expand the cluster by adding as many worker nodes as you need.

In this guide, we're going to deploy a Kubernetes cluster consisting of two nodes, both of which are running Ubuntu 20.04 Focal Fossa. Having two nodes in our cluster is the most basic configuration possible, but you'll be able to scale that configuration and add more nodes if you wish.

In this tutorial you will learn:
  • How to install Docker
  • How to install Kubernetes
  • How to configure a master and worker node
  • How to join a worker node to a Kubernetes cluster
  • How to deploy Nginx (or any containerized app) in a Kubernetes cluster

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