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Old 09. Mar 2011, 03:40 AM   #131 (permalink)
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Hi all,

With Microsoft, making two "windows" open up side by side either horizontally or vertically was a snap.

I'm having terrific results with Ubuntu but I'm missing out on that feature.

Any thoughts appreciated.
See http://www.techsupportalert.com/cont...ws-7-Aero-Snap
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Old 23. Jun 2011, 03:51 PM   #132 (permalink)
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If anyone is interested, official manual of Ubuntu is available here :

http://ubuntu-manual.org/

Although, its for Ubuntu 10.10, and currently Ubuntu 11 is latest, but it might still be useful.
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Old 01. Dec 2011, 03:50 PM   #133 (permalink)
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I destroyed my XP/Pro system due to a myriad of foolish errors all committed within a matter of a few minutes and I could not restore from my full system image backup. After a lot of help from Gizmo and a friend it came down to having to get hold of an XP installation CD (which no one on this planet has in their possession ...including me!). Today I said goodbye to XP for good.


I downloaded Ubuntu 10.10 and let it install over my XP partition. Impressive! Can't wait to learn all about it. I checked out the Gizmo tips and all the posts in this thread. I will return to it regularly.

I FINALLY have no regrets that XP has gone from this laptop .... and I have access to an installation CD at all times ... say no more

One question: I'd like a firewall. I am assuming that one is not included with the initial install. I could not find any reference to one in the installed apps, security or system settings (assume I have to download one). Any recommendations for a easy to setup/use app?
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Old 01. Dec 2011, 07:16 PM   #134 (permalink)
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Linux ships with IP tables and as far as I can remember, ufw is included with Ubuntu 10.10. There is a GUI for it called (believe it or not) gufw

Personally I prefer to uninstall ufw and replace it with Firestarter. For new Windows migrants Firestarter has more to offer because you can view current connections and events from the interface. It's also IMO easier to pass everything at GRC if you are that way inclined. Later 'Buntu versions do not support the "events" feature but I cannot remember at which version these stopped.

It can be a pain to work out how to get it to start automatically, depending on your connection type, so the easiest option is to set an icon for it and start it manually.

Jojo and others are more into this than me so they might have some different suggestions.

http://www.fs-security.com/
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Old 01. Dec 2011, 09:34 PM   #135 (permalink)
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Welcome emmjay to the growing crowd of Linux users.

MC is correct about IP tables and the GUI gufw. Firestarter can replace IP tables just make sure you do not use both at the same time due to conflicts.

Nice choice of Ubuntu 10.10 that and Mint Julia are my favorite distro's. I'm using Mint Julia, to me it just looks prettier. Take your time and get accustomed to your new OS there is a ton of support on the Ubuntu forums or one of my favorites is LinuxQuestions.com. You will do yourself a favor by using Jojoyee's tips and tricks. There is another website I have found helpful Called LiberianGeek there you can find some additional tips http://www.liberiangeek.net/tag/ubun...erick-meerkat/.

I spent hours and hours tinkering with all the goodies Ubuntu had to offer. Unfortunately in my zeal I found ways to break it in ways the developers never imagined
No worrys it was simple to just reinstall and start over. Later I started to make an image once I had things the way I liked and burned it to a DVD.

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Old 01. Dec 2011, 11:43 PM   #136 (permalink)
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Tnx guys for the info and links. I will definitely check them all out.
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Old 02. Dec 2011, 07:03 PM   #137 (permalink)
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I downloaded Ubuntu 10.10 and let it install over my XP partition. Impressive!
Is it 11.10 - the current most recent rather than 10.10??

I'm sticking with 10.04 LTS at the moment - steady as a rock and on my laptop a very impressive 35 seconds from boot to online!

Enjoy Ubuntu - whichever version
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Linux ships with IP tables and as far as I can remember, ufw is included with Ubuntu 10.10. There is a GUI for it called (believe it or not) gufw

Personally I prefer to uninstall ufw and replace it with Firestarter. For new Windows migrants Firestarter has more to offer because you can view current connections and events from the interface. It's also IMO easier to pass everything at GRC if you are that way inclined. Later 'Buntu versions do not support the "events" feature but I cannot remember at which version these stopped.

It can be a pain to work out how to get it to start automatically, depending on your connection type, so the easiest option is to set an icon for it and start it manually.

Jojo and others are more into this than me so they might have some different suggestions.

http://www.fs-security.com/
Tnx MC. I downloaded Firestarter, but before going ahead with the setup, I needed to better understand how best to use it. FWs can be tricky devils. I found out that Firestarter has not been maintained for several years. It has been repackaged several times over, but it remains the same. There were also complaints on how difficult it is to remove. I'm learning all about purging

Nothing lost here ... there are some great apps out there that have been around for a decade or so that are no longer maintained and we hang onto them because they service a need. For the time being I think it would be better for me to enable ufw. My first superuserdo
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For the time being I think it would be better for me to enable ufw. My first superuserdo
I think it's always a question of what suits you best. It's like the same argument for not using Sygate in XP because it too is out of date.

I have quite a lot of Windows migrants here and most of them are obsessed with obtaining true stealth with a GRC test. Maybe this is simple enough to do with ufw if you know how, but I stuck with Firestarter because I can do it with two clicks.
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Old 05. Dec 2011, 01:40 PM   #140 (permalink)
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The best in my experience is that I can re-install the system as many times as possible without the need to key-in serial numbers or re-activate the system as required by the 'other' system.
Well That is interesting to hear since being a long time user of windows i find it much simpler to reinstall windows (without product key ) than any Linux distro so I guess it is what one gets used to . So perhaps you could write a step by step article .
Linux land is a strange land , well that could be a good thing as less folks will venture into it lol
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