If you’ve recently converted to Linux from Windows, or if you’re just giving Linux a shot, there are a few things you need to know right off the bat about how Linux works and where the major differences are when compared to Windows. Here are 5 things all new converts should know when they dive into Linux.
Running Fedora 17 x86_64. I have opened a few ports using system-config-firewall. After saving and appling the changes, the ports still are blocked. If I stop and start the firewall, things appear to be working. When the machine boots up, the ports appear to be blocked. If I stop and start the firewall, things work as expected.
I'm using F17 (XFCE spin, if it somehow matters). I have disabled SELinux and turned off the firewall using the GUI front end, but I still get "access denied" when trying to connect to Samba shares and NFS shares, and other things like the weather panel applet also can't connect to the internet.
I'm completely new to Ubuntu 11.10 oneric ocelot desktop i386 plus no internet connection. I have a freshly install of Ubuntu and I want to install ClockWorkMod tether to have internet connection thru my smartphone(via USB), but in order to do that, I need to run a .sh file.
I have readed online that I need a bunch of things to install it, like build-essential, g++ compiler...
I was just curious how many times the average Linux desktop user at these forums check their computer for virus', root kits, etc. I already know all the arguements about Linux being more secure, which is one reason why I use it. However I also believe that nothing is 100% and the worst things happen when you least expect them.