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Linux Firewall Is there a Firewall for Linux? I'm using Ubuntu and I want to install a Firewall is there a Firewall for Linux operating systems? If possible please add a how to guide. Thank you very much.

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If you want something easy to use with minimal learning curve, may I suggest Firestarter
You can usually find it within the Synaptic Package Manager that comes with Ubuntu to install, but here is a alternative guide on how to use it. 

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I downloaded a Linux program from the Internet to my download directory. How can I install it?


It depends on situation.
What is your operating system?

Windows:
No easy way exists to run Linux program in windows. Use VirtualBox or VMware virtual environment, download Linux OS, install virtual Linux machine and then install your downloaded program in Linux.
VirtualBox free download (virtual environment):
Welcome to VirtualBox org

Ubuntu Linux OS free download (virtual machine):
http://www.ubuntu.com/download/desktop

Your final installation set look:

Your downloaded program
Linux operating system - installed as virtual machine
Virtual environment
Windows OS
These components are installed on computer

Linux:
There exists more program packages types :
RPM package installation (Centos, RedHat, OpenSuse...)
rpm -ivh program_name.rpm

Debian package installation (Ubuntu, Debian...)
sudo dpkg -i program_name.deb
or
sudo apt get install program_name

General compressed file / installator
File extesion examples:
package_name.tgz
package_name.tar.gz:

Unpacking
tar -xvzf program_name.tgz

Installation of executable file :
./install.sh
(or another file from the package)

Jan 19, 2016 | Computers & Internet

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Can I override the bios at startup so that it will recognize a new hard drive - for linux?


There should be no need to play around with your bios settings. Linux will install on a brand new hard drive as the sole operating system, or on an existing hard drive alongside Windows without any problem.

If you haven't already got a Linux distro, have a look at
http://www.ubuntu.com/download/desktop

Download whichever version of Ubuntu you prefer (LTS- the long term support version is recommended).

When the .iso file containing the operating system had downloaded, burn it onto a dvd, or install it on a usb drive.

Insert the dvd into the drive and restart or switch off/switch on the computer. The dvd will then kick in and offer you the choice of trying Ubuntu without installing, or a full install.

If you're using a new, empty hard drive just follow the on screen instructions and Ubuntu will install as the sole operating system.

If you already have Windows on your hard drive Ubuntu will give you the choice of either erasing Windows or installing Ubuntu alongside Windows. It's your choice.

Installing Ubuntu alongside Windows creates a dual boot hard drive. At start up you just choose which OS to use - Windows or Ubuntu. If creating this dual-boot system Ubuntu puts a (Linux) boot loader into the Windows OS so that Linux is recognised.

If you save the Ubuntu file to a usb drive you then have to change the bios settings so that your computer uses USB as the first boot device. Then restart your computer so that it boots in from your usb .. and Ubuntu will begin installing.

Whichever you use - dvd or usb - during the installation process Ubuntu will ask you how many GB of hard drive space it should use? You do not need to physically partition the hard drive. Linux will do it for you.

If it's a desktop PC you are using with Windows on the first hard drive and are fitting a second hard drive to install Linux on, or have installed Linux on the second hard drive .. and find that Linux doesn't appear at start up, it's because there's no Linux boot loader in Windows.

I quit using Windows many years ago.

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What are the issues about Linux Operating System


There are MANY Linux operating systems. The main ones known are Ubuntu, Fedora, PC Linux OS, OpenSUSE, Cent OS, Linux Mint and Debian.

Debian is the mother or what Ubuntu and Linux Mint is built from. Debian is considered to be stable. Ubuntu is also supposed to be stable as is Linux Mint. The advantage of these two are ease of use. Debian, Linux Mint and Ubuntu are using .deb packages for applications to be installed.

OpenSUSE uses .rpm packages. It is also considered as stable, but not as widely used as Debian (and the other two) CentOS and Fedora.

CentOS is mainly used for Server purposes. However, in the installation, there are many types of installation options, including Desktop. CentOS is based on the Enterprise version of Red Hat. This is what mainly more and more websites are running off of as it is extremely STABLE and FAST!! So Cent OS is the free EXACT version of Red Hat. Fedora, is the test bed for Red Hat , carrying the LATEST technology being made available to anyone for free.


ALL of these operating systems, except Red Hat, are for FREE. All applications are for FREE. Just to let you know, Google also is using a Linux version for their phones now as well called Android, which you can also acquire for FREE.

The only disadvantage that used to exists until recent is that you could not play all the latest and greatest games on Linux. Now with Steam, you can play anything.

There is a myth that you could not install Windows applications on Linux. You can use Wine on Linux to install Microsoft Windows Applications. If you are having a problem, you are probably missing some files for wine to make it work properly.

Linux is also being used in cars. Check out Toyota and Mercedes Benz that is using Ubuntu. Linux is big and amazing.

Hope that answers your questions.

Jul 08, 2011 | Red Hat Full Version for Linux

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How can I install Linux on an old Macintosh iBook? Perhaps DSL??(damn small linux)


DSL does not contain all of the drivers needed for the computer to work well. Try Gentoo linux, or Arch linux.

Mar 02, 2011 | Apple Computers & Internet

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How to install linux operating system


Hello
A free software operating system based on Linux was created and it was named Ubuntu. It offers all services needed by ISPs, mail servers, DNS servers, FTP servers, MySQL servers, POP3/POP3s/IMAP/IMAPs, Quota, and Firewalls. Red hat, Apache and Ubuntu are Linux software distributors. Ubuntu is widely used because it is free and you don't have to pay any licensing fee. Updates are also available for free and accessible online.
To install Ubuntu Linux software you can use the program "Wubi."
The first thing to do is to download Wubi to your desktop and then run the executable program. Then choose the drive in your computer where you want your installation to go. Wubi will place a file on your local drive. It will use this drive as a virtual hard drive. Most often the C drive is used for this purpose. Choose a bigger installation size to allow installation of other programs and storage of data. Choose your language. Type in your username and then your password for security reasons and for your installation to proceed. You will use this for logging on to your computer, installing programs and making changes to the system. Once you click "Install" Wubi will start to download the installation files. When the installation files have completely been downloaded, you have to reboot. Restart your computer. You'll see on your screen a prompt that asks you to select the operating system that you like-whether you like to boot Ubuntu or Windows. Choose Ubuntu. This will complete the installation of your Ubuntu Linux OS. Another way of installing the Ubuntu Linux software is by using:
An Ubuntu CD installer An Internet connection Everything you need to install Linux comes in one CD that provides a complete working environment. You can get the additional software you will need online for your installation. The available graphical installer makes installation easy and quick. Your computer will have Internet, drawing and graphics applications, and games after Linux has been installed.
Now your computer is ready to work to the max. You'll have it functioning the way you want it and enjoy its features as well. Working on a computer is as much fun as it is functional. You can now browse for information you need, play a variety of games and even listen to your favorite music and watch some videos.
Hope this helps, if so do rate the solution

Jan 16, 2011 | Red Hat Enterprise Linux ES Basic Edition

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Can i make a re-boot disc to use in my crashes desktop


You can obtain system restore discs from your system manufacturer. If this option is not viable for you, you can get Ubuntu Linux from www.ubuntu.com. Ubuntu is much like the Windows operating system. Very intuitive and easy to grasp, ubuntu is a good way to recover your files from a crash. If you would like to keep using Windows, I would suggest using ubuntu in LiveCD mode.

If you have any questions about installing ubuntu, don't hesitate to ask. Everything you need to know to run ubuntu linux can be found on their site.

Nov 25, 2010 | Computers & Internet

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Iv installed ubuntu linux and have no clue


installing software in ubuntu is different than windows, so you may fall in problem.


watch the video on how to install softs on linux

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Installing Linux


you can use virtual drive to install linux within windows os. you can download virtual drive for free look for virtual box version.

Dec 16, 2008 | Microsoft Windows XP Professional

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How to install ubuntu linux os in my laptop


What version of Ubuntu do you have? You can try to use a Live CD Version and install from that...

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Dual Booting


possibly by first creating a new partition large enough for Linux OS, but does not solve your problem...try getting a VISTA startup disc from another pc (floppies if you have the drive) and startup from these.

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