Firestarter is an Open Source visual firewall program. The software aims to combine ease of use with powerful features, therefore serving both Linux desktop users and system administrators.
Why you need a firewall
A firewall does not guarantee security but it is in most environments the first line of defense against network based attacks.
On my tutorials about Ubuntu you have seen “Terminal Windows” Transparent. Here is a short guide how to make the Terminal transparent or add Image on background.
Open the “Terminal Window” and go to Edit>Current Profile:
Recently in our Personal Computer are installed more than one Operation System, es; Ubuntu and XP, or Ubuntu and Vista, Ubuntu and Mac OSX etc. GRUB is a multiboot boot loader. GRand Unified Bootloader, which was originally designed and implemented by Erich Stefan Boleyn. Boot loader is the first software program that runs when a computer starts. It is responsible for loading and transferring control to the operating system kernel software.
From GRUB menu you can select you Operating System. By default this menu have a timeout by 3 or 10 seconds.
Here is a short guide how to change this time.
MySQL is a fast, multi-threaded, multi-user, and robust SQL database server. It is intended for mission-critical, heavy-load production systems as well as for embedding into mass-deployed software.
To install MySQL, open “terminal window”. Applications > Accessories > Terminal
run the following command from a terminal prompt:
sudo apt-get install mysql-server
The new release of Ubuntu is the best in the last years, for this I have planed to dedicate more time writing any tutorials for it. I think to be more focused on speed, security and performance. For this I have prepared this tutorial about “Auto Login” to save more time with NO password in login screen.
How to setup Auto Login in Ubuntu?
From the main menu select System > Administration > Login Window
Write you password to verify.