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Old 12-19-2009, 09:41 AM   #31
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Talking Real time protection virus gurd for offline "Ubuntu 9.10"


I'm using Ubuntu 9.10 Desktop edition.
I don't have an internet connection i want get virus gurd. What are the ubuntu's virus gurds. I know ubuntu has very few viruses . And also i expect that virus gure "Real time protection & manual update". I can download applicantion another windows install pc.
Please can you give me a answer.

Thank you!
 
Old 12-19-2009, 09:45 AM   #32
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clamav, fprot, ...
Take a look at
https://help.ubuntu.com/community/Antivirus
 
Old 12-19-2009, 12:17 PM   #33
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Well I found ClamAV (on Ubuntu 9.04) working like a snail.
In that same time I cud copy the files on a pen drive, and get them checked on a windows computer. Does not says much abt virus DB updates etc. And I doubt if it gives a 100% real time protection.
 
Old 12-19-2009, 12:26 PM   #34
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I've just gone from Ubuntu 8.04 to 9.10 and I recommend 9.10 to anyone.
It's so good I'll be uninstalling Windows XP Pro from my dual boot setup and running Ubuntu 9.10 exclusively, it's the best OS I've ever used.
It's way way faster than XP and it's got everything I need, even detected my Canon MP160 Scanner/Printer and my Logitech webcam and found the drivers for them.
I believe that this version of Ubuntu has finally cracked it, they have passed Microsoft and are screaming down the back straight well ahead of them.
I recommend that you install Ubuntu 9.10 and stick to it until they bring out the next one.
I felt the same when I installed Ubuntu 8.04 but when i migrated to 9.04, it was a horrible experience. If I HAVE to choose between the two I would still prefer 8.04 than 9.04. But even in 8.04 I had some hardware support issues. So not very satisfied with Ubuntu. Planning to change the distro. A very very important part of ANY distro is its community support, which is severely lacking in Ubuntu and its fork Mint. B4 writing here I wrote at Ubuntuforums but there is no reply since many many days In fact among the distros I have tried so far I can undoubtedly say that the best community support I came across was of MEPIS. So right now I do not have any plans of returning back to Ubuntu.
 
Old 12-19-2009, 12:31 PM   #35
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Try Zenwalk: http://www.zenwalk.org/ Zenwalk is very light, stable, and up to date. It has a text based installer, but it is pretty easy to follow and install. Zenwalk has lots of GUI apps to configure your system. The netpkg package manager resolves dependencies and works well. Netpkg can be run from the xnetpkg GUI or from the terminal.
Try reading the Zenwalk manual first so you know what to expect when you install Zenwalk:
http://manual.zenwalk.org/manual_entry_en.html
Is that better than Slax ?
 
Old 12-20-2009, 09:56 AM   #36
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Is that better than Slax ?
I have never tried Slax, so I don't know about that.
Zenwalk is very good though. It is based on Slackware, but it is fairly easy to use for people who are not familiar with Slackware. You will find that Zenwalk is much faster than Ubuntu.
 
Old 01-09-2010, 02:18 AM   #37
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Got hold of a Debian 5.0 Lenny DVD (first dvd only) but found it to be an Install DVD.
Dont we hav a live DVD for Debian ?
Wud prefer to check and try first b4 installing.
 
Old 01-09-2010, 07:40 AM   #38
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Dont we hav a live DVD for Debian ?
Wud prefer to check and try first b4 installing.
There is a Debian Live project:
http://debian-live.alioth.debian.org/
http://wiki.debian.org/LiveCD
 
Old 01-09-2010, 08:13 PM   #39
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you can optimize it.

or you can try archlinux

Last edited by wikiiiii; 01-09-2010 at 08:17 PM.
 
Old 01-09-2010, 08:22 PM   #40
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9.04 is even better then buggy 9.10!
 
Old 01-09-2010, 10:55 PM   #41
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Old 01-09-2010, 10:58 PM   #42
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If you are used to ease of use, get Fedora
If you want something very, very fast, get Slackware or FreeBSD
 
Old 01-10-2010, 03:45 AM   #43
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The best Ubuntu optimization in the history of history that I have found so far is lowering your swappiness to 10.

Does wonders.
 
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Old 01-10-2010, 05:07 AM   #44
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I didnt turn the swap off - it is very much there.
I need a distro that is stable, secure and fast - with good repo and community support. I am not interested in gimmiks oriented distros. Ubuntu's community support is not good - it is just large in size. I have got more response to my thread on this forum than on the same thread at Ubuntu. Rather Mepis has a very good community support. Ubuntu 8.04 was ok and better than 9.04 though it didnt provide full support to my sound card (esp mic).
 
Old 01-10-2010, 05:18 AM   #45
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I didnt turn the swap off - it is very much there.
I need a distro that is stable, secure and fast - with good repo and community support. I am not interested in gimmiks oriented distros. Ubuntu's community support is not good - it is just large in size. I have got more response to my thread on this forum than on the same thread at Ubuntu. Rather Mepis has a very good community support. Ubuntu 8.04 was ok and better than 9.04 though it didnt provide full support to my sound card (esp mic).
Swappiness, not off. Editing Swappiness from 60 to 10 will fine tune how often Ubuntu wants to use RAM storage over Swap storage.

Therefore, my system still has swap and all of the positives having a swap on entails, but it tends to use the RAM first. And because RAM is inherently faster than any HDD, the system speeds up enormously.

So, why not? If you open System Monitor you will probably find your system not utilizing hardly any of your RAM. Tuning your system a little bit to use RAM a bit more is Awesome to the nth degree.

I have 2 GB RAM on a somewhat limited CPU (Intel Atom) and applications in GNOME - load in mere milliseconds.

And even with that tweak, system monitor only reports I am using 300 MB ram. Definitely worth a look into. I will be doing this after I install Arch and X and gnome.

BTW, Arch looks pretty fast. Ever tried booting Ubuntu's live cd? A couple minutes. Archs live cd, (so far I'm installing it on my netbook now!) booted in 10 seconds. Looks REAL promising if you ask me.
 
  


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