View Full Version : Newby security concerns and more

January 4th, 2006, 06:03 PM
I've just started using Ubuntu Linux. I have not been able to find some of the essential tools/software that I use in Windows. To wit:

Antivirus software
Antispyware software
Clipboard program
Printer support for my Canon pixma 4000
I have a program called 'Type It In' which lets you program buttons to insert text (login, passwords, etc)

I'm sure I'll find answers to some or all of these items as time goes by. In the meantime, I'm very leery about being on the Internet.


January 4th, 2006, 06:10 PM
a simple search for security and you find lots on this

http://www.ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=98912&highlight=security <- good debate

January 4th, 2006, 06:17 PM
1 month old (new ?) Breezy user here, 4 anti virus I use https://wiki.ubuntu.com/ClamAV?highlight=%28clamav%29
for a firewall Firestarter https://wiki.ubuntu.com/Firewalls?highlight=%28firewall%29
a small and lightweight text editor for the GNOME Desktop is gedit - not sure about the rest

January 4th, 2006, 07:56 PM
how about this?

How to install Clipboard Daemon for GNOME? (http://ubuntuguide.org/#clipboard-daemon)

January 4th, 2006, 11:21 PM
Welcome to Ubuntu!

For a calendar application you could try evolution
Applications -> Internet -> Evolution

It's mainly a email application but it does have quite good calendar functions.

Hope that helps

January 4th, 2006, 11:26 PM
You do know 99.9% of the viruses/spyware/adware out there are for windows and have no effect whatsoever on linux, right?

Its the way linux is made: Its more secure.

January 4th, 2006, 11:27 PM
If you want to listen to shoutcast and Live365 get Streamtuner and XMMS from synapaptic. Streamtuner is a stream brouser allowing you to play them in XMMS wich is as good if not better in ways than WInamp