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    Re: How Secure is Ubuntu Really?

    Any operating system is as secure as the system administrator makes it (so how you use your computer, whether you use firewalls, regularly check for rootkits, malware, disable remote root logins...
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    [ubuntu] Re: programming in ubuntu

    Hi and welcome to the forum. Install the build-essential package and that will also install the C/C++ compiler.
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    [SOLVED] Re: Ubuntu server 10.04 Security

    Its as secure as the sysadmin makes it. To make the system more secure, look at enabling the firewall, checking for rootkits using rkhunter or chkrootkit, disable or uninstall services you do not...
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    [ubuntu] Re: Learning the command line?

    Take a look at LinuxCommand.org.
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    [SOLVED] Re: Which shells are best?

    In Ubuntu /bin/sh defaults to /bin/dash but in most distros it defaults to /bin/bash. If you want /bin/sh to default to /bin/bash, run "dpkg-reconfigure dash". Another good shell to experiment with...
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    Re: Do you think these stats are due to Unity?

    I couldn't resist. ;)
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    Re: Do you think these stats are due to Unity?

    So according to your argument above, can we conclude that Ubuntu is nothing more than Debian with a new skin and some tweaks?
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    [ubuntu] Re: Java

    Hi and welcome to the forum.

    Try the instructions here. They may help.
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    [SOLVED] Re: equivalent commands?

    What are the commands you listed, used for?
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    [SOLVED] Re: Installing Netbeans on Ubuntu 11.10

    Do you have a JDK installed preferably Oracle Java? The commands work fine for me in Mint 11 with the latest Oracle JDK.
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    [all variants] Re: Purpose of Different Directories

    The answers to your questions can be found by taking a look at the File Hierarchy Standard.
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    [SOLVED] Re: Installing Netbeans on Ubuntu 11.10

    Just run the installer by doing something like

    sh netbeans-7.0.1-ml-javase-linux.sh
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    Re: Fedora VS Opensuse

    Both are very good distros and I'd feel comfortable with anyone of them. I'd suggest you try both and then stick with the one that you like.
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    [SOLVED] Re: Ubuntu 11.10 Apache2 service start fails

    What is the output of running

    sudo /etc/init.d/apache2 start
  15. Thread: 11.04, natty?

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    [ubuntu] Re: 11.04, natty?

    Natty Narwhal = Ubuntu 11.04.
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    Re: Linux has until April 2013 to grab me back

    Try other distros and see what they have to offer, after all Ubuntu is not the only Linux distribution. Your post has a lot of references about Linux when in fact you are are referring to Ubuntu....
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    [ubuntu] Re: i am new to ubuntu server

    Hello and welcome to the forum.

    Take a look at the Server Guide. You don't need a domain, you can start practising on a local machine.
  18. Thread: Ubuntu 2nd OS?

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    Re: Ubuntu 2nd OS?

    If you look at at it from another perspective, the first response makes sense and was helpful. There are many people who do things simply because they can. It may not fit in with the type of...
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    [other] Re: Boot Manager missing after uninstalling UBUNTU

    I can't figure out exactly what you are saying happened, but if you removed Linux and need to fix your MBR try the suggestions here.
  20. Thread: 11.10 folders

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    [ubuntu] Re: 11.10 folders

    Those are normal directories (folders). It appears that there is something wrong with the theme (possibly icon theme) you are using because it is not displaying the icons correctly.
  21. [ubuntu] Re: Huawei K3565 Help needed unable to get online

    You need to get usb-modeswitch and usb-modeswitch-data from here and then install it with dpkg or gdebi. You can download them to a usb stick from Windows.
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    [lubuntu] Re: Why do people use the upgrade option?

    An upgrade saves you having to go through the whole setup and configuring your system process. Obviously if the upgrade goes well, then time is saved, but if it doesn't then you may need to spend a...
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    Poll: Re: Alternatives to GNOME 3 and Unity

    KDE. I like the features and how you can pretty much configure it to your tastes.
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    [SOLVED] Re: Firefox download

    I can't see any obvious signs of the disk being full. Try the suggestions here.
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    [SOLVED] Re: Firefox download

    df -h
    and

    du -h
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