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Install Rust in Ubuntu 18

Rust is a fast performing programming language used for system programming, such as OS development, kernels, and drivers. It can also be used to implement higher-level languages such as JavaScript or Python. This article explains how to install Rust in Ubuntu 18 using the rustup tool. Install Rust Start by downloading and running the rustup tool. Open a terminal and enter the following command:

Install pip for Python 3 in Ubuntu 18

This article describes how to install the python package management system, or PIP, in Ubuntu 18. PIP can be used to install and manage Python packages. Although Python 3 is pre-installed in Ubuntu 18, PIP is not. That’s ok, follow these simple steps to install PIP. Update package list Before installing anything in Ubuntu, it is always best to update the system’s package list to ensure it reflects the latest.

How to run Apache in a docker container

This article describes how to run the Apache HTTP Server in a docker container in Ubuntu 18. This is a useful approach when you don’t want to install Apache directly in Ubuntu. This article will also cover how to mount a local directory into the docker container, allowing you to create your website locally while having it served by Apache in a docker container. These steps assume you already have docker installed in Ubuntu.

Install Docker in Ubuntu 18

This article describes how to install Docker CE in Ubuntu 18.04 LTS. Follow the steps below to install Docker in Ubuntu 18 using the repository, or you can refer the official Docker Docs for other options. Docker is a popular container platform. Visit the official Docker website for more info: https://www.docker.com/ How to install Docker Launch a new terminal window

Install PHP in Ubuntu 18

This article is the third in a mini-series of quick reference guides for installing Apache, PHP, and MySQL in Ubuntu 18. In this article we will cover the installation of PHP 7.2 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. Previous articles Check out the previous articles where we installed Apache HTTP Server and MySQL.

Install MySQL in Ubuntu 18

This article is the second in a mini-series of quick reference guides for installing Apache, PHP, and MySQL in Ubuntu 18. In this article we will cover the installation of MySQL Server in Ubuntu 18, and take a quick look at using the mysql client. My environment for these steps is Ubuntu 18.04 LTS running in VirtualBox on Windows 10 x64. Previous articles Check out the previous article where we installed Apache HTTP Server.

Install Apache in Ubuntu 18

This article is the first in a mini-series of quick reference guides for installing Apache, PHP, and MySQL in Ubuntu 18. These steps are possibly the minumum required for getting a web development environment up and running, and can be used for local testing of your web development. This first article will cover the installation of the Apache HTTP Server. My environment for these steps is Ubuntu 18.04 LTS running on VirtualBox in Windows 10 x64.

Install Go in Ubuntu 18 using snap

This article describes how to install Go in Ubuntu 18 using the snap software and package management tool. Go is an open source programming language that is quickly growing in popularity. You can discover more about Go at the official website: https://golang.org/ Snap is described as “the app store for Linux”. See my other article getting started with snap for a quick introduction. (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).

Ubuntu 18: Getting started with snap

Snap is a software and package management tool described as “the app store for Linux” and is quickly growing in popularity. In Ubuntu 18.04 LTS some utilities have been switched to the snap format, such as the Calculator and System Monitor. A snap is a containerised software package that is simple to install. You can discover more about snap at the official website: https://snapcraft.io/ (adsbygoogle = window.

Install Go 1.11.5 in Ubuntu 18

This article describes how to install Go 1.11.5 in Ubuntu 18. Go is an open source programming language that is quickly growing in popularity. You can discover more about Go at the official website: https://golang.org/ If you prefer to use snap to install Go please refer my other article Install Go in Ubuntu 18 using snap. How to install Go 1.

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. Also covered are tips on configuring the display settings and installing VirtualBox Guest Additions. VirtualBox is a free and open-source virtualization platform by Oracle, and is popular for running a variety of virtual machines.

Ubuntu 18: How to manage items in the dock

How to add and remove items from the Ubuntu Dock This article describes how to add and remove items from the Dock in Ubuntu 18. The dock is great for providing quick access to your most frequently used applications and utilities. Items in the dock are also known as favorites. The Ubuntu Dock is the task bar on the left side of the screen. Adding and removing items is simple.

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.

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. It is important to make sure your Ubuntu is kept up to date and running the latest software, both for stability and security. While Ubuntu may prompt you that there are pending updates, it is good to know how to check yourself. (adsbygoogle = window.

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 (adsbygoogle = window.

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.

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.