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How to install latest node.js on Ubuntu

Node.js uses an event-driven, non-blocking I/O model that makes it lightweight and efficient, perfect for data-intensive real-time applications that run across distributed devices.

In most linux distributions Node.js is available in a repository which can be accessed via a package manager such as apt-get or aptitude.

However in the repository of the latest Ubuntu 12.10 the nodejs package has the version number 0.6.19 while the current version is 0.8.16 as of this writing. Unfortunately many nodes — that’s how node.js applications are called — are constantly under development and often depend on a newer version.

To install latest version of node you need to execute following commands: