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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]