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 ===== Linux in General ===== ===== Linux in General =====
  
-There is much to tell about using Slackware, but even more to tell about using Linux...+There is much to tell about using Slackware, but even more to tell about using Linux.\\ 
 +This page serves as the starting point for writing down my experiences with Linux in general. For example, from time to time I bump into the peculiarities of certain applications,​ read interesting stuff on the internet or in magazines, that I feel the need to comment on. Let’s see what this will bring...
  
-1307  wget wget http://​quantumlab.net/​pine_privacy_guard/​pinepg-1.02.tgz 
- ​1309 ​ tarview pinepg-1.02.tgz ​ 
- ​1310 ​ sudo tar -C /usr/local -zxvf pinepg-1.02.tgz ​ 
- ​1311 ​ cd /usr/local/ 
- ​1312 ​ ls 
- ​1313 ​ sudo ln -s pinepg-1.02 pinepg 
- ​1315 ​ vi ~/.pinerc 
- ​1318 ​ vi pinepg/​pine_privacy_guard.pl ​ 
- ​1320 ​ cd 
- ​1321 ​ pine 
- ​1323 ​ sudo chown -R root:wheel /​usr/​local/​pinepg-1.02 
- ​1324 ​ /​usr/​local/​pinepg/​encrypt ​ 
- ​1329 ​ chmod 755 /​usr/​local/​pinepg/​pine_privacy_guard.pl ​ 
- ​1330 ​ sudo chmod 755 /​usr/​local/​pinepg/​pine_privacy_guard.pl ​ 
  
 +==== Backup solutions ====
 +--------------------------
 +
 +  * [[linux:​rsnapshot | Rsnapshot]] (efficient snapshotting of local and remote filesystems using rsync)
 +
 +  * [[linux:​slug | A backup server using NSLU2, unslung and rsnapshot]]
 +
 +==== Linux kernel ====
 +----------------------
 +
 +  * My run-through on [[linux:​kernelbuilding | building a Linux kernel]]
 +
 +==== Security ====
 +------------------
 +
 +Many Windows users are switching to Linux because of the fact that Working in Windows is a troublesome activity - too much time behind the Windows computer is consumed by keeping up with Microsoft'​s patches, watching over your virus and spam scanner and fearing each email that enters your Outlook Express inbox. A Linux computer is generally considered to be more safe and secure, and reliable, to use.\\
 +Regardless, there is still a lot to be said about enhancing the security of your Linux box. I have a couple of tips, hints, and links for you.
 +
 +=== Limiting root access ===
 +
 +  * [[linux:​admin#​wheel|The '​wheel'​ group]]
 +
 +  * [[linux:​admin#​su|Use of '​su'​ and '​sudo'​]]
 +
 +
 +=== On the Fly Encryption (OTFE) ===
 +
 +  * [[linux:​cryptoloop | CryptoLoop]],​ out of the box OTFE in Linux
 +
 +  * [[linux:​truecrypt | TrueCrypt]],​ a cross-platform OTFE product
 +
 +=== Secure Email ===
 +
 +  * Email encryption with [[linux:​pine_gpg|pine and gpg]]
 +
 +  * Email encryption with [[linux:​thunderbird#​encryption|Mozilla Mail (or Thunderbird) and EnigMail]]
 +
 +
 +==== Tweaking your applications ====
 +------------------------------------
 +
 +  * [[linux:​firefox|Mozilla Firefox]]
 +
 +  * [[linux:​thunderbird|Mozilla Thunderbird]]
 +
 +==== Web Services ====
 +----------------------
 +
 +  * [[linux:​sitebar|Centralized bookmarks]]
 +
 +  * [[:​linux:​pastebin|A pastebin for your code snippets]]
 +
 +  * [[:​linux:​horde|Webmail/​Calendaring/​Tasklists/​...]]

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