you seriously do not want to use
apt-get to install NodeJS on ubuntu.
ubuntu's way of packaging 3rd party software means that you will always get outdated versions unless you have very active maintainers or slow software dev cycles—both of which are not true for NodeJS and the NodeJS package maintainers. i just checked and it looks like
apt-get install nodejs will give you a v0.6.19 install, which is from june 2012—as of september 2013, when NodeJS has already hit stable v0.10.18, with considerable internal changes.
one more reason you do not want to
apt-get NodeJS is that the executable will be called nodejs, for the simple reason that in the vast global namespace that is a contemporary linux distro,
node had already been assigned to a an unrelated software when NodeJS hit the scene.
you probably want to compile NodeJS yourself, or try out one of the binary packages they have for download on nodejs.org.