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Old 05-01-2009, 09:39 AM   #1
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few questions about linux SUSE and Update Applet 0.3.11


Hi, I just recently switched from vista to linux SUSE and Idk what I need to do for SUSE drivers/patches.

1.is Update Applet 0.3.11 a legit program? i just noticed this today but I can't find anything bout it on the internet 48 security updaes 46 important updates

2.is there hardware drivers (proceccor/graphic card) for linux SUSE?

3.is there any game that can be played on Linux SUSE besides doxbox games/linux mini games without the use of wine/cedega/cxgaming?


OpenSUSE Updater applet for GNOME is GNOME version of the Updater Applet.

The applet is currently under development and Version 1.0 is nearing its completion.

4.found that on suse website, I'm always runnign GNOME but I only see Update applet inside GNOME, am I missing something?

5.anything a newbie needs to know about Linux SUSE or Linux in general?

6.do I need any addon to be virus/spyware/bot proof? in windows I used firefox+noscript

7.is it normal that websites/programs load slower in SUSE than windows xp?

8.how do I know if I'm infected with spyware/virus/etc?

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Old 05-01-2009, 10:26 AM   #2
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1) What do mean by legit in this case ?
2) Without knowing youŕe hard ware how can we possible give a answer .
Generally speaking you need drivers to get hard ware working.
3) There are a lot of linux games ,see if you can find something you like google for it
4) If you configure the updater it will tell by a icon on the desktop that there are updates
5) It is up to you how much did you like to learn about linux and about opensuse .
6) Using firefox +noscript is always a good idea
7) No not to my expierence
8) There are only a few linux viruses , so the change you get infected is small
Use clamav to check youŕe email as you are also running XP
If youŕe are also running a server I suggest run also the rkhunter
 
Old 05-01-2009, 12:08 PM   #3
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thx 4 the replies,what I meant was:

1.is it a legit program from linux or is it some kinda spyware i downloaded from the internet?

3.I only found mini games, like arcade style stuff.I was thinking first person shooter/rts/rpg/mmo, only 1 I could think of is counterstrike classic


btw I just thought of more questions

1.how do I format a Linux OS?

2.is there some kinda rollback program for Linux like Norton Ghost?

3.r clamav+rkhunter antivirus programs?

4.what's the Linux equavilent of Window's Dxdiag?

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Old 05-01-2009, 01:46 PM   #4
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1.is Update Applet 0.3.11 a legit program? i just noticed this today but I can't find anything bout it on the internet 48 security updaes 46 important updates
There is certainly something called an updater applet; this should be present out of the box in a standard SuSE installation. You could conceivably have overwritten the standard one with some kind of malware that you found on the internet, but then you'd know you had installed something, wouldn't you?
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2.is there hardware drivers (proceccor/graphic card) for linux SUSE?
Well without drivers your system wouldn't be working. So, if your system works, or has ever worked, you should know that the system must have the drivers that are needed to make it work.

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5.anything a newbie needs to know about Linux SUSE or Linux in general?
Use the application installer. Either use yast or 'one click install' on the web to install applications. Don't download random pieces of software that don't come from your distro or a recognised repository, unless you have a very good reason.

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6.do I need any addon to be virus/spyware/bot proof? in windows I used firefox+noscript
Sorry to be blunt, but you did ask....almost any set of technical measures can be overcome by user stupidity...the first thing to do is to try to disable any user stupidity that you have availability to you (or your users)...if you were to open every image in every piece of spam e-mail that someone sends you, eventually one would get you.

That said, malware targeted at Linux is less common and harder to construct than windows malware, so you have a really good chance of getting away with it, if you are sensible. If you feel that you need more than that, there is a whole armada of things that you might want
  • firewall (they are all ipatbles, but there is a choice of 'easy' configurators)
  • anti-virus (ClamAV)
  • intrusion detection...probably a bit over the top
...if you were taking notice earlier, you will know that yast could be useful in this connection, so if you want, say antivirus, you could go into the software section of yast and search on virus, and install something. Even if it never does anything for you, it will be good practice.

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7.is it normal that websites/programs load slower in SUSE than windows xp?
This does sometimes happen if networking is badly set up; windows seems to do better in working if you don't do a good job in the abscence of effort in set up.

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8.how do I know if I'm infected with spyware/virus/etc?
There are various things that you could try, including tripwire and snort, but I wouldn't unless you are indulging in activity, or have something about your system configuration, that makes this particularly likely.
 
Old 05-01-2009, 09:40 PM   #5
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6 - tons of adware/spyware from google search websites too, do I still need noscript for Linux?

2- I meant update drivers, like Nvidia/Ati cards

What is Yast?

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Old 05-02-2009, 01:01 AM   #6
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6 - tons of adware/spyware from google search websites too, do I still need noscript for Linux?

2- I meant update drivers, like Nvidia/Ati cards

What is Yast?
More or less Yast stands for Yet A Other System Tool.
You can manage youŕe sofware and hard ware using Yast
Yast is a part of opensuse

Firefox with noscript is better.
If youŕe Nvidia card is supported by opensuse than ad to the repositories
Download.Nvidia.com/opensuse/11.1 or what ever version
and Yast will take care of the rest
 
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One of the things about OpenSuSE is that it groups practically all of the system management options into its system management tool (Yet Another Setup Tool); this tends to make the tool a bit big and sprawling, but it does group everything in one place, and you do know where to go for all things sys admin.

One of the reasons some people give for not liking SuSE is precisely this approach, others like it. If you can't, at least, tolerate it, you'd probably be better advised to look at other distros.

TBH, if you haven't found yast yet, you really haven't done anything with SuSE.

Please do the following; go into yast, go into the software section and then have a look to see if in the list of software there is something you want to install or update. Try out the process.

Again, I'm going to be blunt; there isn't really any point in answering any further questions until you understand how this works in the normal case, so I strongly suggest that its the next thing you do if you want further help. If you don't want further help but want to help youself, it should be the next thing that you do.
 
  


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