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Jan
13
revised do i need an antivirus?will mcafee work on ubuntu?
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Jan
13
comment do i need an antivirus?will mcafee work on ubuntu?
@Tim Wow, I've never seen that before!
Jan
13
answered do i need an antivirus?will mcafee work on ubuntu?
Jan
10
comment Will updates and security updates update my Ubuntu version?
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Jan
10
comment Will updates and security updates update my Ubuntu version?
For my part, I use the computer for work each day, and I install all updates...
Jan
10
comment Will updates and security updates update my Ubuntu version?
That depends on what you're using the computer for. Non-security updates either fix bugs or add new functionality. They will also occasionally introduce new bugs. If you're using the computer for something very specific that MUST always work (and is currently working), then skip the other updates. For general computing, I would say an update is more likely to help for more often than hinder.
Jan
10
comment Will updates and security updates update my Ubuntu version?
IIRC, the LTS releases won't ask you to upgrade until the next LTS comes out, although I could be wrong. I do know for sure that I'm still using 12.04 and I update on a pretty regular basis.
Jan
10
answered Will updates and security updates update my Ubuntu version?
Jan
10
comment How can I stop the Software Updater from nagging me to restart?
Yes, if you add the desktop, you'd likely get to the same problem. Ultimately, Ubuntu doesn't have a way to update certain files without a restart (EG the linux kernel), so if you don't want to be bothered with that message, the choices are 1) not install updates or 2) make sure they happen when a reboot is fine (either manually or via schedule)
Jan
10
comment How can I stop the Software Updater from nagging me to restart?
The Server edition allows more choices as far as installing updates. I know for sure you can set it to only install updates manually which would solve the problem. IIRC, you can also schedule it to run updates (and get reboots out of the way) at a certain time IE in the middle of the night.
Jan
10
comment How can I stop the Software Updater from nagging me to restart?
Since you're using this as a server, why not just use Ubuntu Server? It is intended to be used as a server, so the options for how it deals with updates are better suited for what you're doing.
Jan
9
comment How to share data between two computers?
Also, if you are planning on using this, sshfs is a really nifty program that lets you mount a shared folder via scp connection. Make sure you have security really tight if you're going to be using this long-term.
Jan
9
comment How to share data between two computers?
This will do the trick if you want to only occasionally share files. Make sure to turn this off when you aren't using it, ssh will give full access to anyone who guesses your name and password.
Jan
9
answered How to share data between two computers?
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