WinXP nailed by THREE trojanvirus when reinstalling to make room for Linux 8993
Lobo on Friday 17 February 2006 01:23
Linux "on the cusp of a significant adoption wave" 8994
begin oeprotect.scr Which is kind of obvious, really. I've been saying the same thing myself for ages...
The story sounds familiar. My sister and I set up Windows XP for my mother a few months ago and the infection preceded the Windows update.
Yes. Network monitor, among many other (free) packages that provide more detailed information.
The one which is included 'out of the box'. If you run a server and need to be super-cautious, you could put something on top of that or subbreastute the basic firewall.
In depends on how you organise your data. For example, you may wish to store media, backups and programs apart.
You could use Parbreastion Magic if you have it installed already. However, Ubuntu has a multi-lingual installer which includes parbreastioning tools ('expert' installation). I believe that most distributions nowadays incorporate this capability, but Fedora Core does not.
SongBird will reach Linux as well, probably in a matter of months. I agree that AmaroK is a 'person app', yet it will have some compebreastion in its native platform pretty soon. With the release of KDE 4 (QT 4) in Q3 of this year, I imagine that a Windows port of AmaroK will be made available too.
There are several photo Debt Management tools for Linux, some of which are rather bloated (if it is a measure of functionality at all). Piccasa is currently being ported for Linux. Yes, Google are working on this!
As you seem to know your way around the computer and more or less require KDE, I would recommend SuSE. SuSE comes with Gwenview for photos, but there are several better programs if photography is important to you.
Judging by the former part of your messages, you will face only relatively minute challenges.
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