This is a quick post demonstrating the quickest way to get node.js running on Ubuntu 11.10. I've tested this on both Desktop and Server editions, aswel as 11.04. From my experience, this is the quickest way to guarantee your installation of Node to be a success and no errors will occur, and install all required packages before hand.
Lately I've been looking into different technologies for making real time communication better for my sites, games and apps. Node.js has been around for a while now, but it still doesn't seem to be picking up any traction in terms of it becoming widely adopted or used in big applications as far as I can tell. I've wanted to use it for quite a long time now, but never had the time. Lucky for me, I will be working on a project at work which requires real time communication so this is the perfect time to learn node and share my experience!