I know that after booting linux mint one needs to use
sudo ufw enable
to turn on the firewall.
After that can I just go online with it?
I have some sort of live linux system with some persistence, 2000MB I think. When I have linux open I can see all the other drives on my computer though. Is this enough space for starting testing linux and installing a few programs? What must I do to ensure any files that the linux system tries to write are written onto the live USb and not onto my computer's internal drives*?
What about installing programs, specifically I'd like to try installing WINE (see if certain windows software of mine can work in linux), the linux version of blender, the linux version of VLC (see if my dvd drive works with linux). I'd also like to have the linux system in a state where it can easily browse the internet, firefox appears to be preinstalled. How is this done? Do I need to do special things regarding setting upthe system so when I do this it just modifies the live USb stick and doesn't touch the internal HDD at all?
I look forward to testing linux to the full and seeing if I can do within t everything I presently do in windows, I suspect I might succeed with this. Thanks for the help you've given me so far.
*at present I DO NOT want to be altering my computer's main windows install at all, nor do I want to change the bootloader for it or anything like that. I just want to keep linux as a live OS on USB for now, and keep windows as the installed OS on the internal drive. I'm in a situation where I can choose which OS to boot to simply by the presence or lack of my live USB being inserted (if it's in I can boot to linux mint, if it's not the system boots to windows), I like this situation.
Edited by rp88, 19 March 2016 - 04:13 PM.