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.....there is lots and lots of reading....
the important bit is (IMO) the fact that once it is installed the default settings are pretty much all you need.
Download here... http://sourceforge.net/projects/firejail/files/firejail/
....that will put a .deb file in your download folder of desktop, wherever you download to......then, double click on the .deb file and then click on "Install package".......sit back and wait for everything to stop moving. Eventually you will see the "reinstall package" and "remove package" signs ......when you see them...it is installed
The things you use your pc for seem to fairly basic to me......browsing, facebook, looking around the web...news...searching, etc etc
SO......Quote...""" You don't need to add parameters for your program to already benefit from additional security."""
SO just do your thing. Dont allow Linux to become your nightmare. Keep life simple and enjoy the fact that this OS just works.
I understand you have installed linux.....one other important thing is Updates
No need to be wary of updates.....just install everything.
They install automatically....have a good read and learn where the update icon appears..(down near the clock...little blue dot)....and just let it do its thing.
If you were to click on 'menu'....then type in update manager....click on update manager.......then click on 'edit'....'update policy'........I would select "dont break my computer"
Have a look around while you are there.
Sometime down the track you may install "aptik"....it provides ""restore points"" to go back to in case you screw something up. ((It is handy to have an external hard drive to save these to.....so they dont take up space on your normal hard drive))
Ubuntu Linux has become one of the most popular of all the Linux distributions. And through the process of updating a system, you should be able to tell exactly why this is the case. Ubuntu is very user friendly. Ubuntu uses two different tools for system update:
- apt-get: Command line tool.
- Update Manager: GUI tool.
The Update Manger is a nearly 100% automatic tool. With this tool you will not have to routinely check to see if there are updates available. Instead you will know updates are available because the Update Manager will open on your desktop (see Figure 1) as soon as the updates depending upon their type:
- Security updates: Daily
- Non-security updates: Weekly
If you want to manually check for updates, you can do this by clicking the Administration sub-menu of the System menu and then selecting the Update Manager entry. When the Update Manager opens click the Check button to see if there are updates available.
Figure 1 shows a listing of updates for a Ubuntu 9.10 installation. As you can see there are both Important Security Updates as well as Recommended Update. If you want to get information about a particular update you can select the update and then click on the Description of update dropdown.
In order to update the packages follow these steps:
- Check the updates you want to install. By default all updates are selected.
- Click the Install Updates button.
- Enter your user (sudo) password.
- Click OK.
The updates will proceed and you can continue on with¬† your work. Now some updates may require either you to log out of your desktop and log back in, or to reboot the machine. There are is a new tool in development (Ksplice)¬† that allow even the update of a kernel to not require a reboot.
Once all of the updates are complete the Update Manage main window will return reporting that Your system is up to date.
Now let's take a look at the command line tools for updating your system. The Ubuntu package management system is called apt. Apt is a very powerful tool that can completely manage your systems packages via command line. Using the command line tool has one drawback - in order to check to see if you have updates, you have to run it manually. Let's take a look at how to update your system with the help of Apt. Follow these steps:
- Open up a terminal window.
- Issue the command sudo apt-get upgrade.
- Enter your user's password.
- Look over the list of available updates (see Figure 2) and decide if you want to go through with the entire upgrade.
- To accept all updates click the 'y' key (no quotes) and hit Enter.
- Watch as the update happens.
I do hope i haven't confused you....that is not my intention. If i have, just post back and we will sort it out.