Ubuntu 17.10 Reaches End of Life — Current Users Should Upgrade to Ubuntu 18.04 LTS

As of today’s date, July 19, 2018, Ubuntu 17.10 (Artful Aardvark) has reached its end of support from Canonical, the parent company of Ubuntu… This means that systems running Ubuntu 17.10 will not continue to receive security and maintenance updates from Canonical…

If you’re still running it, you are highly encouraged to upgrade to the next supported version, (18.04) to continue receiving updates and support…

This brief tutorial shows students and new users who are still running 17.10 how to upgrade to 18.04… The upgrade process should be quick and easy, although it requires a reliable and stable Internet connection…

When you’re ready to upgrade, follow the steps below:

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Upgrading to Ubuntu 18.04 LTS

By now you probably know Ubuntu 18.04 LTS will be released tomorrow April 26th 2018… If you’re currently using Ubuntu 16.04 or 17.10, you will be able to upgrade easily and do it in-place… There will be no need to completely reinstall 18.04..

This brief tutorial is going to show students and new users how to easily upgrade from Ubuntu 16.04 LTS / 17.10 to Ubuntu 18.04 LTS version..

Few things to remember before upgrading: Unity Desktop is not available on Ubuntu 18.04 and will come with GNOME desktop environment instead, Ubuntu 18.04 will be supported until April of 2023, so you should have good reason to upgrade, you cannot downgrade after upgrading and backup your data before uprading..

To upgrade from previous versions, please follow the steps below:

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Upgrading MariaDB from 10.0 to 10.1 to 10.2 on Ubuntu 16.04 / 17.10

For those still running Ubuntu 16.04 LTS and 17.10 with MariaDB 10.0 or 10.1 installed and hoping to upgrade to Ubuntu 18.04, they may want to upgrade MariaDB database server to version 10.2… as it’s the default database version that comes with Ubuntu 18.04 and fully supported…

This brief tutorial is going to show students and new users how to upgrade MariaDB from 10.0 to 10.1 to 10.2 on Ubuntu server to the latest version… 10.2…. with every subsequent release, new features and functions are added to the newer versions… if you need to take advantage of these features, you will need to upgrade..

If you do decide the upgrade, the steps below should be a great place to starts…

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How to Upgrade from Ubuntu 17.10 (Artful Aardvark) to Ubuntu 18.04 LTS

Ubuntu 18.04 (Bionic Beaver) is still in development or in so you probably won’t want to upgrade just yet… but if you do want to, the step below shows you how to do it easily… With 18.04 just around the corner, folks are getting ready to upgrade to the latest version of Ubuntu…

This brief tutorial shows student and new users how to easily upgrade to Ubuntu 18.04 from 17.10 desktop over the internet… also known as in-place upgrade… This may require a solid internet connection..

In most cases, installing a new desktop on your machine might be the best way to go… but some users aren’t that technical.. so they may choose to upgrade instead…

If you’re in the mood to upgrade your Ubuntu desktop today, follow the steps below to get it done… new users and students should find the steps below useful when deciding to upgrade Ubuntu 17.10…

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Skype is Now Available via Snap on Ubuntu Desktops

Whether you’re running Ubuntu 16.04 LTS / 17.04 | 17.10 or another version, Skype is now easily accessible via Snap from the default repositories.. This brief tutorial shows students and new users how to easily install Skype on Ubuntu via Snap package repositories…

Skype is a very popular free VOIP software used to make free Skype-to-Skype calls and text to stay in touch with friends and family.

A Linux version of Skype was recently updated.. and this adds some new features including, enhanced user interface, cloud-based group chat experience, PulseAudio support and file transfer improvements across multiple devices and bunch of other fixes.

Also, Skype version 4.3 and all previous versions have already expired… so if you haven’t upgraded to the latest versions, it’s time to do so. Just follow the guide below to get the latest version of Skype installed.

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Install phpMyAdmin on Ubuntu 17.04 | 17.10 with Nginx, MariaDB and PHP-FPM Support

Looking for an easy way to manage MariaDB databases? You may want to try phpMyAdmin web based tool… Below is how to get it installed on Ubuntu.

phpMyAdmin is a web-based tool that allows users to easily manage MySQL or MariaDB databases. For those not comfortable managing MariaDB databases via Linux command line , they may want to try phpMyAdmin web interface instead.

phpMyAdmin relies on the LAMP or LEMP stack to function. LAMP or LEMP is a collection of open source software that enable dynamic websites and applications to function. So before getting phpMyAdmin to function, lets get LEMP installed.

This brief tutorial shows students and new users how to install phpMyAdmin with Nginx, MariaDB and PHP support on Ubuntu 17.04 | 17.10 . This post should be short and easy to follow.

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Adding and Deleting Users on Ubuntu 17.04 | 17.10 Servers

For new users and students, learning basic tasks like creating new users, deleting and adjusting group permissions are necessary skill to have when managing Linux servers… Linux servers are managed primarily via the command line terminal… so learning these tasks are crucial in building your skills.

When you’re installing Ubuntu server the first user you create is automatically the administrative account… this account is added to the sudo program to use and execute the sudo command.

To add additional accounts, you’ll have to create them.

This brief tutorial is going to show students and new users how to quickly create new users on Ubuntu servers via the command line terminal. We’ll then show you how to delete user accounts who you don’t want the servers.

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Install and Configure Mautic on Ubuntu 17.04 | 17.10 with Nginx, MariaDB and PHP Support

Mautic is an open source, cutting-edge marketing automation software based on PHP. It is designed from the ground up for ease of use to make marketing automation decisions as intuitive as possible.

If you’re looking for a robust marketing automation software to use in your environments, you’ll find Mautic to be useful. This brief tutorial is going to show students and new users how to install Mautic on Ubuntu 17.04 | 17.10 with Nginx, MariaDB and PHP support.

This post covers installing the latest version of Mautic.

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Disable Remote Logon for the Root Account on Ubuntu 17.04 | 17.10

Ubuntu root account isn’t disabled… it just doesn’t have a password. And without passwords, there will probably be no way for the root account to logon remotely either via SSH or other remote tools.

When you install openSSH server, the root account is allowed to logon. Again, it’s not a problem while the root account doesn’t have a password assigned… but if someone mistakenly assign a weak or temporary password to the root account, that can create a security hole on your systems.

This brief tutorial is going to show students and new users how to disable the root account from logging on remotely to your server. S0 even if the bad guys attempt to brute force their way in, they will not succeed.

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Install and Configure Mautic on Ubuntu 17.04 | 17.10 with Apache2, MariaDB and PHP Support

Mautic is an open source, flexible and cutting-edge marketing automation software based on PHP. It is designed from the ground up for ease of use to make marketing automation decisions as intuitive as possible.

If you’re looking for a robust marketing automation software to use in your environments, you’ll find Mautic to be useful. This brief tutorial is going to show students and new users how to install Mautic on Ubuntu 17.04 | 17.10 with Apache2, MariaDB and PHP support.

This post covers installing the latest version of Mautic.

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