I would really like to try Linux someday

Discussion in 'all things UNIX' started by Long View, Feb 10, 2007.

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  1. Long View

    Long View Registered Member

    I would really like to try Linux someday. Is there anyway to run all my work programs ( scanning, form database etc) in Linux or will I just have to wait for these programs to be written for Linux ?
  2. Mrkvonic

    Mrkvonic Linux Systems Expert

    Re: Vienna slated for 2009 release.

    Natively, only if they are written for Linux.
    Otherwise, WINE or VMware Player / Server or similar emulation / virtualization software.
  3. ThunderZ

    ThunderZ Registered Member

    Re: Vienna slated for 2009 release.

    There is always dual-booting. Which is the route I plan on going in the very near future. Fortunately, I do not have any job\OS dependent apps. so once I am comfortable with Linux (going to try Ubuntu) I will be free to make the switch 100%.
  4. Long View

    Long View Registered Member

    Re: Vienna slated for 2009 release.

    Yes I can always dual boot but to what purpose ?
    Just 2 examples - Paperport and Omniform both from Nuance www.nuance.com
    when both of these can be run simply under Linux ( plus 20 or so others) then I'll switch. Until then MS it is.
  5. TheQuest

    TheQuest Registered Member

    Re: Vienna slated for 2009 release.

    Hi, Long View

    Here is a table of equivalents / replacements / analogs of Windows software in Linux.

    Take Care,
    TheQuest :cool:
  6. Long View

    Long View Registered Member

    Thanks - very useful. At this point though I can not see the main programs I need going Linux. Perhaps the best thing is to set it up under multi boot and wait to see if it can break into the main stream ?
  7. Mrkvonic

    Mrkvonic Linux Systems Expert

    Try Wine and VMware Server first...
  8. Old Monk

    Old Monk Registered Member


    Just a quick question for Mrkvonic really. I just cant find a way of corroborating the MD5 checksum for Knoppix. The iso is saved on my desktop and I can see the MD5 on the mirror site but I don't know how to view it in the iso image.

    I've trawled the Knoppix forum which seems to indicate it should be straightforward and I've d/loaded used MD5 Summer but that doesn't work either The command line (which I know nothing about as yet) on Knoppix faq's isn't recognised when running Knoppix.

    I'm missing something simple I've no doubt.
  9. Mrkvonic

    Mrkvonic Linux Systems Expert




    You can find the md5 files in the file listing. The same goes for any of the mirrors. What you need to do is use MD5summer to calculate the value for your iso and compare it to the md5 available on the download site.

    Every mirror has its downloads and its md5s, so make sure you compare to the right one. Md5summer has a very nice and simple GUI.

    If you need more help, ask, I'll prnt-scrn a few shots...

  10. Pedro

    Pedro Registered Member

    Try the Free Software Directory:thumb:
  11. Old Monk

    Old Monk Registered Member

    Thanks for the quick response.

    As I mentioned I tried MD5 Summer - refused to cooperate at all. Just came up with memory error.

    Got sorted now with winMD5Sum which is another prog mentioned at the Knoppix site. It worked nicely and my checksums match :D

    In the last week I've tried a few live CD's PCLinuxOS turned out really slow on my laptop. Puppy, DSL seemed to work well being small but I'm going to start my linux education with Knoppix I think. It seems to work well and has plenty of features to learn. Checked it out at your site too which helped with the decision :)

    Thanks again.
  12. GES/POR

    GES/POR Registered Member

    Re: Vienna slated for 2009 release.

    Impressive list! This might convince me makin me migrate, i missed section security software: av yes but hips, at,etc. Is there any any?

    In particular im likin cyberhawk, safe n sec, boclean, comodo fw, etc.
  13. Mrkvonic

    Mrkvonic Linux Systems Expert

    No need for any of these in Linux.
  14. lucas1985

    lucas1985 Retired Moderator

  15. midway40

    midway40 Registered Member

    Yeah, you can say that Linux is the Ultimate Antivirus (maybe I shouldn't used the word ultimate, it may be copyrighted by MS, lol)
  16. midway40

    midway40 Registered Member

  17. lasu

    lasu Registered Member

    former Xp user, now ubuntu.
    with linux all you need is a 'simple' fw and av for email from windows friends. AVG or Clamav will work.
    with linux there is no reason for gates or windows.
  18. iceni60

    iceni60 ( ^o^)

    here are two more programs you can use - aide and rkhunter, along with a short setup 'guide' (the other program, irssi, isn't a security app)

    i think it's important to have at least one hips like app because there are always new vulnerabilities being found for linux apps. an exploit can give an attacker root.

    if anyone follows either of the program setups from the link this -
    # some_command
    means you type some_command in a root shell (su, then your password. or sudo if you use ubuntu) don't type the #. if you look at the prompt in your terminal when you are in normal user mode the prompt has a $, but when it's a root shell it changes to #. so the # just means a root shell :)
    Last edited: Feb 12, 2007
  19. Lamehand

    Lamehand Registered Member

    Ice, i've installed rkhunter, but i want 'chkrootkit' aswell, unfortunately i can't find it annymore, do you have a link?

  20. malformed

    malformed Former Poster

  21. Lamehand

    Lamehand Registered Member

    Ok, thanks for the info malformed.

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