Previously I've showed you how to set up a home network with Ubuntu. Once your network is set up, it's easy to transfer files from one computer to another using Gnome's standard file manager, Nautilus.
Nautilus has a built-in feature to support SFTP. SFTP is a secure file transfer protocol. It's basically a combination of SSH (secure shell) and FTP (file transfer protocol). SFTP is a convenient way securely transfer files from one computer to another over the network. Read more
EDIT: This post was written for version 7.5 of AVG which is no longer available. The process is different for version 8.5 and there is no longer a GUI for AVG on Linux. Read more
Since it's tax time here in the US, I figured it would be good to post something to help you keep your information safe. Today I'll show you how to install and use the Cyptkeeper applet in Ubuntu.
Cryptkeeper is a GNOME applet for managing EncFS encrypted folders. To install it, make sure the Universe Repository is enabled and install it with Synaptic. Alternatively, install it from the command line with:
The installation should have added your userid to the fuse group. If it didn't, you can add it with: Read more
ClamAV is a virus scanner for Linux and Unix systems.
To install it on Ubuntu you can use Synaptic or install it from the command line using apt-get.
Filed under: bash, gnome, HowTo, linux, security, Ubuntu
I ran across this tutorial the other day and thought it was worth passing on. A post on TuxTraining shows how to create a script to add right click virus scanning to Nautilus (the Gnome file manager) using ClamAV. ClamAV is a virus scanner for Linux and Unix systems. Read more