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Create a Linux Antivirus Server to Protect eMail - A Brief How to

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Does Ubuntu Linux Really Need Antivirus Software?” Where there was a bit of discussion as to whether Linux needed antivirus software installed.
There were some very informative comments from readers, which showed that in reality it would be very difficult to develop Linux based viruses, and that the real use would be to protect Windows users. After some thought and a bit of playing, I was introduced to ClamAV. For those not familiar, their site description says:“…Clam AntiVirus is an open source (GPL) anti-virus toolkit for UNIX, designed especially for email scanning on mail gateways. It provides a number of utilities including a flexible and scalable multi-threaded daemon, a command line scanner and advanced tool for automatic database updates. The core of the package is an anti-virus engine available in a form of shared library…“For me at least, this was a clear challenge to roll up my sleeves and create a small antivirus server (used to scan email). This would be useful to the sm…

How to get support for Ubuntu

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Access Free DocumentationIf you are stumped by a problem, the chances are that someone else has encountered it too. Take a look at our Documentation site where you'll find the official documentation developed and maintained by the Ubuntu Documentation Team.Buy Professional Support Services The Canonical Global Support Services team understands the challenges you face when introducing and maintaining new platforms and applications, their experience and knowledge base will ensure you maximise the return on your Linux investment. Professional support is also available from companies listed as Canonical Partners. Get Free Community SupportA range of free support options are also available from the Ubuntu Community, including forums, IRC channels and mailing lists. The Ubuntu Local Community Teams provide multi-language community support. Technical Answers System
You can also add your support question in the new tech answers system which is a part of the Launchpad system. Here you can …

Ubuntu Certified Professional

The Ubuntu Certified Professional is a training certification based on LPI level 1. To earn the Ubuntu Professional Certification, candidates are required to pass the LPI 101, LPI 102 and the Ubuntu (LPI 199) exams. Two, five day courses, Ubuntu Professional Courses 1 & 2, assist System Administrators to pass the required exams and achieve the Ubuntu Certified Professional certification. The certification tests the candidate's ability to: Configure a network of Ubuntu systems Understand security and package management fundamentalsPerform key maintenance tasksMore about Professional Certification>>

Edubuntu 7.10 Released

The Edubuntu team is proud to announce the release of Edubuntu 7.10, codenamed "Gutsy Gibbon". This release includes both Installation CDs and installable Live CDs for several architectures. About EdubuntuEdubuntu is the education-focused variant of Ubuntu, with a fast and easy install, regular releases, and a tight selection of excellent packages installed by default, including education and productivity applications. An incredible variety of packages is available with a few clicks from a global network of mirrors, and professional commercial technical support from Canonical Ltd and hundreds of other companies around the world. For more information about
support, visit http://www.ubuntu.com/supportEdubuntu 7.10 will be supported for 18 months on both desktops and servers.Get EdubuntuDownload Edubuntu 7.10 here:http://www.edubuntu.org/DownloadTo burn these CD images, you will need 700MB media.About Edubuntu 7.10Highlights of this release include:Edubuntu KDE DesktopNew meta p…

Upgrading Ubuntu From Edgy to Feisty Fawn

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Upgrading Ubuntu From Edgy to Feisty (6.10 to 7.04)Ubuntu Feisty (7.04) is the latest version of Ubuntu. Here's the quick list of new features for your enjoyment, but you should really upgrade to see everything for yourself.New in Feisty:Windows Migration Tool - Will help you migrate your user settings, such as wallpaper and bookmarks.Codec wizard - Helps install unsupported codecsWireless - Greatly upgraded wireless support lets you easily connect to different networksUpgraded Kernel - 2.6.20 kernel supports hardware virtualization features in the newer processors.Upgraded Gnome - Gnome 2.18 has a lot of new features you'll want, including a nice administration panel overhaul.Lots of other stuff!Note: Before you start this upgrade, you should make sure that you have updated Edgy with all the latest patches using the Update Manager. This will make installation more smooth, and also solve the problems some people are having with not being able to upgrade.To start the upgrade fr…

Ubuntu - Linux for Human Beings!

Ubuntu - Linux for Human Beings!
Ubuntu is an entirely open source operating system built around the Linux kernel. The Ubuntu community is built around the ideals enshrined in the Ubuntu Philosophy: that software should be available free of charge, that software tools should be usable by people in their local language and despite any disabilities, and that people should have the freedom to customize and alter their software in whatever way they see fit. For those reasons: Ubuntu will always be free of charge, and there is no extra fee for the "enterprise edition", we make our very best work available to everyone on the same Free terms. Ubuntu includes the very best in translations and accessibility infrastructure that the free software community …