Quantcast

Maximum PC

It is currently Fri Nov 28, 2014 11:46 pm

All times are UTC - 8 hours




Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 4 posts ] 
Author Message
 Post subject: Ubutu
PostPosted: Mon Nov 29, 2004 2:18 pm 
Team Member/ Ex-Team Member/ Team Member
Team Member/ Ex-Team Member/ Team Member

Joined: Sun Nov 07, 2004 6:30 pm
Posts: 3376
Ok I have this installed, where can I get a firewall and antivirus if needed. Also where can I download other software that is compatable. Rookie here so any easy to follow instruction for installing apps would help a ton. Thanks


Top
  Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Ubutu
PostPosted: Mon Nov 29, 2004 3:06 pm 
Coppermine
Coppermine
User avatar

Joined: Thu Jul 01, 2004 7:51 am
Posts: 607
Location: 127.0.0.1
Jokerswild1 wrote:
Ok I have this installed, where can I get a firewall and antivirus if needed.


Firestarter is a great firewall tool.

This is Linux, you don't need antivirus/defrag/registry cleaner/antispyware software like other high maintenance operating systems.

Jokerswild1 wrote:
Also where can I download other software that is compatable. Rookie here so any easy to follow instruction for installing apps would help a ton. Thanks


I don't know specifically about Ubuntu, it looks like it is .deb based so I assume it uses apt-get. Check the Linux Links sticky at the top of this forum for sources of software.


Top
  Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Ubutu
PostPosted: Mon Nov 29, 2004 3:43 pm 
Team Member Top 10
Team Member Top 10
User avatar

Joined: Wed Jul 14, 2004 11:25 am
Posts: 5179
Jokerswild1 wrote:
Ok I have this installed, where can I get a firewall and antivirus if needed. Also where can I download other software that is compatable. Rookie here so any easy to follow instruction for installing apps would help a ton. Thanks


As Skesis stated, Ubuntu is Debian based and uses Apt as it's package manager.

In order to install packages using apt, you have to be root. Instead of logging on as Root, you use the sudo command. As an example, say you wanted to install the latest kernel for an AthlonXP based system.

Code:
apt-cache search linux K7


The latest according to my install, is 2.6.8.1. The filename that comes up is:
linux-image-2.6.8.1-3-k7

So, you would type this to install it:
Code:
sudo -u root apt-get install linux-image-2.6.8.1-3-k7


Then, you would enter your login password to authenticate, then it installs it. I'll be able to help a little more when I get home.


Top
  Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Mon Nov 29, 2004 3:57 pm 
Team Member/ Ex-Team Member/ Team Member
Team Member/ Ex-Team Member/ Team Member

Joined: Sun Nov 07, 2004 6:30 pm
Posts: 3376
Thanks I'll work at it some and get back with questions after all my hair is pulled out.


Top
  Profile  
 
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 4 posts ] 

All times are UTC - 8 hours


Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 3 guests


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot post attachments in this forum

Search for:
Jump to:  
Powered by phpBB © 2000, 2002, 2005, 2007 phpBB Group

© 2014 Future US, Inc. All rights reserved.