Firestarter Firewall for Ubuntu

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.

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Change Waiting Time on GRUB Menu (boot select) on Ubuntu

Ubuntu Boot Screen tutorial
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.

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Install MySQL DB, Apache2 Web Server and PHP5 Scripting Language on Ubuntu

MySQL

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.

Installation

To install MySQL, open “terminal window”. Applications > Accessories > Terminal


run the following command from a terminal prompt:

sudo apt-get install mysql-server

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