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Windows 10: Install Ubuntu 18 in VirtualBox

Getting started with Ubuntu 18 in VirtualBox This article will step through how to install Ubuntu on Windows 10 using VirtualBox. For this turotial I’ll be using Windows 10 Pro 64-bit (the host) and explain how to run Ubuntu 18.04.1 (the guest) as a virtual machine. Step 1: VirtualBox installation If you already have a working installation of VirtualBox you may skip this section. First, download VirtualBox from https://www.

Install VirtualBox Guest Additions in Ubuntu 18

How to install VirtualBox Guest Additions in Ubuntu 18.04 This article will step through how to install VirtualBox Guest Additions in Ubuntu 18 running on Windows 10. For this turotial I’ll be using Windows 10 Pro 64-bit (the host) and describe how to install Guest Additions in Ubuntu 18.04.1 (the guest). Step 1: Update Ubuntu First, make sure Ubuntu is up to date before proceeding. Open a terminal and enter the below commands:

Ubuntu 18: How to check for updates

How to check for updates in Ubuntu 18 Desktop This article will describe how to check for updates in Ubuntu 18 Desktop. In the lower left corner click the Dash button to show applications: In the search field type updater then click the Software Updater icon A prompt will appear - wait for it to finish checking for available updates. If there are available updates you will then get another prompt asking if you want to download them.

Resizing and rotating images in Ubuntu 18

How to resize and rotate images in Ubuntu 18 Ubuntu has some quick and convenient tools for resizing and rotating images without needing to open image editing software. This article describes how to resize and rotate images in Ubuntu 18 using a Nautilus extension called nautilus-image-converter. Install Nautilus extension Open a terminal and enter the below command: sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get install nautilus-image-converter When the install is finished, close the terminal window.

Install PHP in Ubuntu 16

This article is the third in a mini-series of quick reference guides for installing Apache, PHP, and MySQL in Ubuntu 16. In this article we will cover the installation of PHP 7 and the Apache PHP module. Lastly we’ll verify PHP works with Apache. My environment for these steps is Ubuntu 16 running on VirtualBox in Windows 10 x64. Previously… Check out the previous article where we installed Apache HTTP Server.

Install MySQL in Ubuntu 16

This article is the second in a mini-series of quick reference guides for installing Apache, PHP, and MySQL in Ubuntu 16. In this article we will cover the installation of MySQL Server. My environment for these steps is Ubuntu 16 running on VirtualBox in Windows 10 x64. Previously… Check out the previous article where we installed Apache HTTP Server. Install Apache in Ubuntu 16 Install MySQL in Ubuntu First we can check if MySQL is already installed.

Install Apache in Ubuntu 16

This article is the first in a mini-series of quick reference guides for installing Apache, PHP, and MySQL in Ubuntu 16. These steps are possibly the minumum required for getting a development environment up and running, and can be used for testing your web development locally. This first article will cover the installation of the Apache HTTP Server. There are many excellent guides availble which provide much more explanation. For a more detailed walkthrough of the process the below examples may be useful:

Ubuntu: How to change the hostname

Occasionally during development activities, or even normal server operation, you’ll want to change the hostname of Ubuntu. Here’s how: In Ubuntu Desktop click the cog icon in the top right corner, then select About This Computer Click in the Device name field and type a new name for your machine Close the window to save the changes Open a new terminal window. The new hostname will be reflected in the window title and the prompt.

Windows 10: Install Ubuntu 16 in VirtualBox

This article will describe how to install Ubuntu on Windows 10 using VirtualBox. Getting started with Ubuntu 16 in VirtualBox Today I will be installing VirtualBox on Windows 10 Pro 64-bit (the host), then creating a new virtual machine to run Ubuntu 16.04.1 (the guest). For those running Windows 10 Home edition, sorry but this probably won't work for you. VirtualBox installation First we need to download VirtualBox from https://www.