Note: Because of the heavy load and system resources it requires, it can be slow or require you to resize your workspace and give it more RAM/disk space (several people recommend at least 1GB of RAM for Meteor installs).
Furthermore, because of the frequent updates and changes with Meteor, this page is prone to become outdated. Please suggest edits as you see fit.
To get started with Meteor, create a new workspace using a blank Ubuntu template.
When you get into the workspace, install Meteor with the following command:
$ curl https://install.meteor.com/ | sh
Depending on what the current version is, this install should take about a minute. After that is done, create a new meteor application:
$ meteor create myApp
Then change directory into your app, install babel-runtime, and run Meteor for the first time with:
$ cd myApp $ meteor npm install --save babel-runtime $ meteor --port $IP:$PORT
This will install all Meteor components necessary and ensure that Meteor runs on the proper host and IP address. From there, click the application preview link that shows up in the top right hand corner and look at your new Meteor app!