I quite agree with this sentiment. And while I was using it COMODO firewall was actually really user-friendly and intuitive.
Originally Posted by butler360
I actually learnt more about networking from those help pages than I did from anything built into my operating system.
But I see that application as 'training wheels' now. And like a bike's training wheels they need to be ditched eventually if you're ever going to get a proper experience.
I'd imagine the reluctance to continue to develop an app like TuxGuardian is due to a combination of an understanding of the Linux ecosystem, arrogance, elititsm, lack of demand and a lack of (perceived)need.
I'm not against TuxGuardian or similar but have you actually looked at iptables?
and that's it. No more connections to badsite.com
sudo iptables -I OUTPUT -p all --destination badsite.com -j DROP
Computers are complex pieces of equipment. Would you be comfortable if you were on a plane and the pilot told you they didn't know how anything worked? That all they had to do was flick a few switches?
Guess what I'm trying to say in a roundabout way is that if you don't understand something you become entirely dependent on those who do...or the warez they're offering.(And no I don't completely understand Linux either )