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Discussion in 'Linux and Unix' started by techno_lust, Aug 5, 2006.

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  1. techno_lust

    techno_lust Thread Starter

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    Well, I don't know how I made it all happen but I actually downloaded Ubuntu and burned an ISO image and then loaded it onto the HD of an old pc that was gathering dust.

    Pretty much everything worked without any meddling by me, I am using it as I write this. I am a little nervous though as I don't have the security apps I am use to with windows to warn me of problems. I have no idea if this thing is configured for safe surfing or not.

    The only issue I have at this point is that although it updated itself with 160 updates durring the installation, it is showing firefox as being version 1.5.0.5 and I see there is a newer version available. I downloaded it to the desktop but I don't understand how to make it update itself
     
  2. prunejuice

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    You don't need an anti-virus, unless you are sharing files across a network with Windows on it.

    For a firewall, you can use a GUI frontend like Guarddog or Firestarter.

    Firefox 1.5.0.5 is apparently the latest stable version offered on the Ubuntu repositories. If you want a newer version, you'll have to install it "by hand".
     
  3. andmalc

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    Prunejuice is right about anti-virus.

    As a home user, forget about security issues while you're learning, especially if you're behind a broadband router. If you were running an always-on server and/or you're directly on the net then firewalls and other security tools would be called for.

    Stick with what's available in Synaptic for now. If you try to get into downloading and compiling other software you'll get hung up on complexities you don't whant to be thinking about as a newbie.

    Instead, read the documentation starting here:

    https://help.ubuntu.com/
     
  4. techno_lust

    techno_lust Thread Starter

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    Thanks for the imput everyone.
     
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    Just got mine 2 weeks ago (y)
    http://i4.tinypic.com/23t2vih.jpg
     
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