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The Linux Mint Newsletter - Issue 61

Postby Husse on Tue Sep 16, 2008 3:40 pm

The Linux Mint Newsletter - Issue 61 has been released
http://www.linuxmint.com/blog/?p=288
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Re: The Linux Mint Newsletter - Issue 61

Postby Fred on Tue Sep 16, 2008 4:33 pm

Husse,

Nice work, as usual.

Thanks,

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Re: The Linux Mint Newsletter - Issue 61

Postby GrayWizardLinux on Tue Sep 16, 2008 7:36 pm

Thanks Husse! Any word on how to tell if a computer has this virus?

I see a few machines oloacted in my region on that map included in the link. Wo ndering if mine was infected.
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Re: The Linux Mint Newsletter - Issue 61

Postby Husse on Wed Sep 17, 2008 4:22 am

I have installed Avast antivirus and I do a systemwide scan now and then...
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Re: The Linux Mint Newsletter - Issue 61

Postby GrayWizardLinux on Wed Sep 17, 2008 6:38 am

Ok thanks - Does this slow your system down at all using it?

it is for windows though and not for linux. How does it work for linux? I do not use windows. and the article mentioned the linux virus, that is why I am asking.

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Re: The Linux Mint Newsletter - Issue 61

Postby Husse on Wed Sep 17, 2008 7:21 am

Hardly noticeable load :)
It is for Win and Linux
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Re: The Linux Mint Newsletter - Issue 61

Postby solar1951 on Wed Sep 17, 2008 9:04 am

Here is a link on Ubuntu forums on how to get and install Avast on your Mint
http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=921335&highlight=avast
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Re: The Linux Mint Newsletter - Issue 61

Postby GrayWizardLinux on Wed Sep 17, 2008 6:22 pm

thanks for the info but I do not get it.... I do not understand what i am doing.

oh well.

That's why my Macs will always be #1.

Linux Mint #2

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Re: The Linux Mint Newsletter - Issue 61

Postby solar1951 on Thu Sep 18, 2008 3:22 am

GrayWizardLinux wrote:thanks for the info but I do not get it.... I do not understand what i am doing.

oh well.

That's why my Macs will always be #1.

Linux Mint #2

:)


OK, as way of detailed explanation.

Step 1 Go to this webpage in your browser http://www.avast.com/eng/download-avast-for-linux-edition.html

Step 2 Left click on the download link next to the DEB package. This will open a dialogue box for you to download the deb file for avast. Save to your hard drive.

Step 3 Go to the directory where the download file is located. You should see a file called "avast4workstation_1.0.8-2_i386.deb", double left click on this and a package installer will launch. Install the package.Close the package installer. The avast program is now installed on your system; the following steps will get you a menu item for avast.

Step 4 You now need to get into the directory where avast is located; this is done by the following code. So open a terminal window and type or cut and paste the following code.
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cd /usr/lib/avast4workstation/share/avast/desktop


Step 4 You now need to execute (run) the shell script which will place an entry in your menu to launch the program, so whilst you are in the directory type or paste in the terminal the following
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sudo ./install-desktop-entries.sh install


It will ask for your password because you are temporarily using root privileges - the "sudo" bit of the command line. Input your password and hit enter. Then close the terminal window.

Step 5 Go to your mint menu and then Accessories and you will find a menu entry for "avast! Antivirus". Click on this to run the program, the rest you should be OK with.

Hope this helps.

Can't comment on Macs as I have never had enough money to be able to afford one !
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Re: The Linux Mint Newsletter - Issue 61

Postby GrayWizardLinux on Thu Sep 18, 2008 6:34 am

thanks so much for the detailed explanation. I will try this later today. I may have another question or two re: lib in the one command.

I had surgery ysterday and not felling too good. 2 in a week and another on Tuesday.

I DO appreciate your info so very much. Thank you! :D
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Re: The Linux Mint Newsletter - Issue 61

Postby solar1951 on Thu Sep 18, 2008 7:24 am

GrayWizardLinux wrote:thanks so much for the detailed explanation. I will try this later today. I may have another question or two re: lib in the one command.

I had surgery ysterday and not felling too good. 2 in a week and another on Tuesday.

I DO appreciate your info so very much. Thank you! :D


I wish you a speedy recovery and good health for the future !
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Re: The Linux Mint Newsletter - Issue 61

Postby GrayWizardLinux on Thu Sep 18, 2008 12:03 pm

thanks!!!
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Re: The Linux Mint Newsletter - Issue 61

Postby Husse on Thu Sep 18, 2008 2:12 pm

@ GrayWizardLinux
My friend I too wish you a good health
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Re: The Linux Mint Newsletter - Issue 61

Postby GrayWizardLinux on Thu Sep 18, 2008 6:02 pm

Thanks so much Husse. You have proven to be a good friend here at Mint! I had a very rough day today! :)
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Re: The Linux Mint Newsletter - Issue 61

Postby Fred on Fri Sep 19, 2008 5:25 am

GrayWizardLinux,

I do truly wish you well, and hope you have a speedy recovery to good health my friend.

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Re: The Linux Mint Newsletter - Issue 61

Postby GrayWizardLinux on Fri Sep 19, 2008 6:52 am

Thank you Fred!
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