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Tux Machines (TM)-specific
When it comes to home servers, Linux is king. It’s free, it’s efficient, and the possibilities are endless! Join us as we go through the many ways to keep your open-source server streaming and serving up stuff for you.
First and Foremost: Remote Access
If you’re running Linux, then odds are that remote access from anywhere is first in your mind. For that reason, let’s start with the obvious:
sudo apt-get install openssh-server
This will let you access your Ubuntu installation via SSH, so you can do things like install programs from the command-line without having to be at your computer. To get more fancy, you can enable access via VNC for GUI-based interaction. (Our guide on that one is a bit old, but the steps are more or less the same).