With the recent release of VMWare ESXi 5.1 and the associated fully featured web client management (which we may cover in a later article), Linux in general is getting closer and closer to the ‘do anything’ desktop operating system we have all wanted it to be for some time.
We have talked about security in this space before, in more abstract terms.
The title of this article says it all.
Without getting into any political reviews of different flavors of Ubuntu (Xubuntu, Edubuntu, Kubuntu, AdInfinitubuntu), we are going to look at starting with the default Ubuntu installation with Unity and then branching out to include KDE, Gnome, Cinnamon and XFCE.
Whether it is on your desktop or server installation of Ubuntu, there will come a time that you may need to work with Apache and certificates.