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What is the “Free software only” option when installing Ubuntu?

When installing Ubuntu, you get a Free software only option. Does that Free software only option mean Free as in beer or Free as in freedom? When I say free as in freedom, I mean FSF type of ...
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2answers
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Security question. Ubuntu installation on windows PC

I am installing Ubuntu alongside windows 7 because I believe Ubuntu is more secure (in terms of viruses, spyware etc). So the computer will be contain both OSs. In such a situation, is Ubuntu still as ...
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1answer
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What checks should be used when installling non-repository or offline software?

Case 1) Let's say some software isn't available in the repositories and you have to download it from a website and install it. Case 2) You have downloaded a DRM free paid software but can no longer ...
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1answer
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Can't work out security [closed]

I installed Ubuntu on puter I am the only user I alone use. I was trying a to find out how to repair hardware faults. Surprised to find I was not the owner and that there is a password that locks me ...
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0answers
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how to install tresor on 13.04?

Can tresor be installed on 13.04? I've found instructions for 11.10 64bit but nothing since then. If it can be installed on 13.04, how?
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1answer
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Inexpensive way to get Ubuntu LTS with 100% certainty that it has not been compromised

I need an Ubuntu installation that I can be 100% certain has no root kits etc. Unfortunately, buying the CDs on the Ubuntu store would cost me roughly $25 plus shipping and handling (pretty steep for ...
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0answers
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This website keeps coming up

I keep getting a facebook page come up in my browser. What's going on? I've searched for it on Google and people keep relating it to facebook app development. I work with python, html and BASIC. I ...
2
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1answer
346 views

Should I install non-repository software as root or as my user?

What is the right way of installing programs that are not available in repositories: should my user own the binaries and keep them in ~/bin/, or should root own the binaries and keep them in, say, ...
2
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1answer
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How do I know if an app is safe to use?

Is there any reliable way to know if something that you install is safe? There are virus scanners like clamtk, but those only seem to focus on Windows files. Should I be concerned about viruses / ...
2
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1answer
614 views

How can I install the Network Security Toolkit (NST) in Ubuntu?

How can I install NST in Ubuntu? I have searched but found nothing.
2
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2answers
119 views

I don't know my passphrase

I have just installed Ubuntu and I am not sure what my password is. I don't really know that much about computers.
2
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1answer
54 views

What part of the update manager do you have sift through for, to avoid errors in one's system?

Are the updates on the update manager all by Ubuntu? What part of the update manager do you have sift through for, to avoid errors in one's system? Thanks.
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2answers
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How do I do a full hard drive wipe and start back with just OS, and nothing else

I am going to be getting rid of a computer and giving it to a friend. I want to wipe all documents and files, all Ubuntu mods and applications and give it to him with no data or application but the ...
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1answer
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Is it possible or a good idea to run a more or less secure minecraft server without having pre-experience in Ubuntu?

Hello Dear Ubuntu Questions Community, This is my first on this site and is very important to me! I currently run a Minecraft Server that runs on a server that I have to move aways from, and that in ...
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1answer
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Install Ubuntu on full encrypted HD?

I have here a windows on a full encrypted hd. I cannot disable this encrypted hd. Everything should be unchanged, I just want to Install Ubuntu on an extra partition. But here I think the problem is: ...
1
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1answer
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Setting up Samba really that easy?

I set up an ubuntu-server and installed Samba. I set the "interfaces" option in the .conf-file to "lo eth0". My question is according to the security of this system: Am I done with the setup process? ...
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1answer
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Installed .cer security cerificate [closed]

(linux noob here) I have been trying to resolve this all day, my university uses Secure W2 to control access to its wireless network, I have a copy of the security certificate but I cant seem to ...
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2answers
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How to make a partition truly secure?

When I boot from an USB stick into my laptop I am able to mount and connect through chroot to the my hard drive and browse my files without a problem, while this has been something very very useful in ...
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2answers
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Can I install LAMP and some IDE on my USB device?

Actually I am using a shared pc, and I want to know, if there is a way That I can install applications on my PEN DRIVE or EXTERNAL HARD. Like LMAP, Netbeans and some other for the web development. Or ...
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8answers
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What do I have to do before giving away my Ubuntu machine?

I have an old laptop that is running Ubuntu. Now I want to give away this laptop, but I want to remove all private data. So what should I remove? I don't want to format the whole system, because the ...
2
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4answers
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Security considerations for a default install?

So with an old burned install CD of Feisty Fawn I went through the process of completely formatting the Windows OS and installing Ubuntu on an old XP laptop. I then went through the online upgrade to ...
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6answers
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Get root access for copying files to /usr/share/…?

To be short, I want to copy a folder to a location /usr/share/screenlets/.... in Ubuntu 10.04 system. I tried by logging in as root from terminal giving su. I even changed my user account type to ...