Ubuntu Virtual Machine (15 Points)

What You Need for This Project

Task: Create or Rent a 64-Bit Ubuntu Server

The best way to proceed is to rent a cloud server. I recommend Digital Ocean, where you can rent a server for 17 cents per day ($5.00 per month), as shown below.

You can also create your own virtual machine using VMware or VirtualBox, and install Ubuntu from an ISO image.

You can get an Ubuntu ISO image from


I recommend Ubuntu 16.04 Server, but any other version should be OK too.

If you made your own virtual machine, install SSH server with these commands:

sudo apt update
sudo apt install openssh-server
ip addr show
Now connect with any SSH client, such as PuTTY.

Recording Your Success

In a Terminal window, type in this command and then press the Enter key:
lsb_release -a
You should see information about your Linux version, as shown below. Find the text that is covered by a gray box in the image below.

Use the form below to put your name on the WINNERS PAGE.

Your Name:
Version information (redacted in the image above):

Posted 6-18-18
SSH instructions added 6-19-18
Digital Ocean screenshot added 7-21-18