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Old 03-24-2008, 02:18 AM   #1
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re: Mini-Me/PCLOS issues: VPN, firewall, limited repositories, browsers

Hi all,
Apols for the catch-all header. In 60 days I went from XP to XP/PCLOS 2007 dualboot to Mini-Me/PCLOS dual boot with DSL in tRAM. I want to stay here!

I like PCLOS and the lighter Mini. I love DSL, especially in RAM. I also have some issues with them. One, I use Hotspots and combo ethernet/wifi at home. I need a VPN__free and simple is best.

I have been sniffed at HotSpots while using XP__some socket-closing apps, LooknStop firewall, and HotSpot Shield, [HSS], saved me. All of the above led me to Linux.

I am at one with HSS for surfing. How close can I get to Hotspot shield with a PCLOS/MiniMe/DSL VPN solution for free or nearly so? I need to not have to command line all URLs. I am NOT at one with a keyboard.

In MiniMe I cannot get Opera or Firefox from the repositories. I tried different ones and they were not there. I dont know how to install them otherwise in Linux. The MiniMe default firewall won't download for me; same with the default VPNs. I get errors, etc.

If anyone could advise on any of this I would appreciate that. I am reading the relevant posts and following the links, but I need to get something implemented that I can ive with.
Thanks again,
Old 03-26-2008, 01:30 AM   #2
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You should be able to install Firefox or Opera with the mini-me package manager I believe thaat it use the PClos repositories.
Old 03-27-2008, 06:00 PM   #3
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re: and thanksHi, and thanks foir the rteply. I tried the reporsirtories several tigs

Hi, and thanks for the reply,
I tried the repositories several times. The installer did not produce them. As I recall, I 'found' Opera and firefox, but was unable to actually get them from the installer. I forget the error messages right now. Give me a day or two to get reloaded, and I will try again and take better notes on the error messages. I am having a hip replaced and this is an awkward time.


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