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Question about dual boot

I've been thinking, if I will make my computer dual boot, does that mean I can do whatever on one account like installing stupid things such as Netflix, Spotify, Skype and some apps that I'm curious ...
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Can I run Ubuntu installed on a USB flashdrive from the flashdrive to safely use the internet on an NT desktop

I have an NT desktop I want to continue to use but do not want to be exposed to security issues after April 8. I've read I can boot the computer from a flashdrive with a Linux based OS installed on ...
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Will Ubuntu installed using wubi be safe to use even after April 2014, after Windows XP's EOL? [closed]

I've a dual boot XP and Ubuntu 12.04, installed with Windows installer. Will Ubuntu be safe after april 2014?
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Are there any children safety softwares on ubuntu? [duplicate]

I have a son, 13 years old, and needs his laptop for school for better writing, etc. But naturally he wants to play with it after working. Are there any programs or packages for his safety on the ...
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How childproof the keyboard

How could I make the keyboard/touchpad safe for my toddler to use on my laptop? (e.g. keep numbers and letters but don't allow F1, Esc, touchpad, click events, etc. to work). I have read How to ...
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Parental Controls

Just updated my son's PC with saucy & wondered if there is a simple way of adding parental controls to it? I looked into DansGuardian but I don't have a server...and I'm not well versed in ...
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How safe is UBUNTU for “non-geek” users

I am a new UBUNTU user and I realise there is much to learn, but I am so impressed with the initial look and feel of UBUNTU that I am thinking of installing it on my mother and sister's PC's. My ...
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Are these terminal commands safe for installing Evolution 3.8.0?

I run 12.04 and want to update my Evolution to 3.8.0. I found a solution and would appreciate help knowing, whether it is correct and safe. Any better solutions are welcome. I have never compiled from ...
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syslog kernlog xorg.0.log - is it safe to post them

Is it safe to post syslog kernlog xorg.o.log from /var/log online to solve a problem with ubuntu system? There is private content in there that other people should not see? Thanks
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is there any “windows-family-safety” like feature available in ubuntu [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I restrict my kids' computing time? What is the best way to restrict access to adult content? is there any "windows-family-safety" like feature available in ...
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What is “safe” on linux? [closed]

I'm not a power user; I don't get too much time to learn about command lines. I'm using Ubuntu to browse the web, play the Steam for Linux beta, and do some image editing. I recently installed ...
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Is apparmor actually working well enough? [closed]

I am wondering how unsafe Ubuntu linux actually is. Having different file permissions for root / and other users might today not be enough and actually when asking many people might point out that all ...
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How is ubuntu update secured against man in the middle attack? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What security policies exist in place for packages and scripts? Originally I want(ed) to know how ubuntu update process is being secured against tampering ofpackages by ...
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How do I check if someone accessed my computer?

I need to check the list of files accessed in my computer (ex: yesterday on particular time). Is it possible? Or I need to check whether anybody accessed my computer (when I left it unlocked) or ...
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Security measures regarding specifically online shopping and banking

I've read the community wiki and some questions made here in Askubuntu about security measures on Ubuntu, but I would like to focus and narrow this topic to the security of online money transactions, ...
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Questions pertaining to backing up on Ubuntu [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Best way to backup all settings, list of installed packages, tweaks, etc? Firstly, I wonder if it wouldn't hurt to backup EVERYTHING, are there any downsides to backing ...
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How can I rename items in places I don't own, like / , and why shouldn't I?

I get a Permission denied message when trying to rename files and folders in places like /, /usr, and other people's home directories. I'm an administrator. How can I do this? Also, I've heard that ...
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Is it safe to browse the Internet with a LiveCD?

In my case with a Kubuntu 12.04 Live USB, I wonder is it safe ? There have been a lot of updates (150+ or something) since it came out. Specifically with the USB, although I chose the "Discard on ...
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Safety of installing Ubuntu alongside Windows

Is it really safe to choose the "Install Ubuntu alongside Windows" option from the Ubuntu installation program? I never used that option, instead I used other tools such as partition magic or windows ...
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Ubuntu With Windows Safe?

Is it safe to run Windows and Ubuntu together on one PC? Will it "mess with" my computer? I'm using Windows 7. Thanks!
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Safely remove folders that only Windows uses

I've been using an external hard drive in Windows, but now that I decided to switch to Ubuntu, I wonder if I can safely remove the folders $RECYCLE.bin, RECYCLER, $AVG and found.000