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.
As anyone who has worked in the Open Source World for some time, I have stocked my toolbox with a large number of common programs and utilities that help get the job done.