LinuxQuestions.org
Review your favorite Linux distribution.
Go Back   LinuxQuestions.org > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Newbie
User Name
Password
Linux - Newbie This Linux forum is for members that are new to Linux.
Just starting out and have a question? If it is not in the man pages or the how-to's this is the place!

Notices


Reply
  Search this Thread
Old 12-26-2016, 07:09 AM   #16
IndyGunFreak
Senior Member
 
Registered: Aug 2003
Location: Indpls
Distribution: Laptops: Debian Jessie XFCE, NAS: OpenMediaVault 3.0
Posts: 1,355

Rep: Reputation: 70

I'm pretty anal about security... I don't run a software firewall (ufw, etc.). I have a properly setup router with SPI, and leave it at that.

Antivirus... Most of them scan items for Windows viruses, with the assumption you will be sharing with Windows users. Yeah, I know there's a few Linux nasties out there, but I've yet to run into one, and I don't deal w/ Windows users enough for it to be a concern, so I go without.

Keep plugging along OP, you'll get it eventually.. . You didn't learn any MS operating system in 2 days, It's not going to happen with Linux either. Dual booting for a while as a safety net is a good idea.
 
1 members found this post helpful.
Old 12-27-2016, 04:17 AM   #17
Jjanel
Member
 
Registered: Jun 2016
Distribution: any&all, in VBox; Ol'UnixCLI; NO GUI resources
Posts: 999
Blog Entries: 12

Rep: Reputation: 364Reputation: 364Reputation: 364Reputation: 364
Welcome to LQ! Glad you got lots of great advice already.
Empathy for the 'bumps' (your#11post) on the Linux 'road'

Maybe VirtualBox.org (as simply a Windows application)
might make 'things' easier for you, to *get started* ...

There's pre-installed OSboxes: download (a 7z [via GoogleDrive]; site uses JavaScript )
a .vdi & 'feed' it to VBox (via "use an existing virtual hard disk file"; TMI here).
Done in a few minutes! This might avoid 'driver issues' (because 'standard' virtual devices)

Best wishes! Enjoy the 'trip'

Last edited by Jjanel; 12-27-2016 at 04:27 AM.
 
  


Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off



Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Basic security measures to take connecting a Linux server to the Internet. linux_linux Linux - Networking 2 03-15-2008 09:42 PM
Need help in security:Antivirus and firewall protection for mandriva 20007 spring magikshock Linux - Newbie 2 12-03-2007 06:19 PM
newbie looking for firewall, antivirus, general security articles towsonu2003 Linux - Security 3 09-03-2005 03:44 PM
addtl security measures slug420 Linux - Security 1 06-10-2005 06:45 PM
additional firewall measures Syncrm Linux - Networking 1 04-18-2002 10:09 AM

LinuxQuestions.org > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Newbie

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 01:58 PM.

Main Menu
Advertisement
My LQ
Write for LQ
LinuxQuestions.org is looking for people interested in writing Editorials, Articles, Reviews, and more. If you'd like to contribute content, let us know.
Main Menu
Syndicate
RSS1  Latest Threads
RSS1  LQ News
Twitter: @linuxquestions
Open Source Consulting | Domain Registration