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#1 2015-08-06 10:18:33

Temetka
#! CrunchBanger
From: California
Registered: 2014-08-25
Posts: 179

Some BL Ideas

I work in IT and as such have to always be aware of domain security. Everything from the firewalls, to group policy, password cycling, and so on.

That being said I would like to suggest that the devs take under consideration that the following be added:

ufw
SELinux
AppArmor

They don't have to be enabled, but having them baked in would be nice.

Sure they are a "sudo apt-get ufw" away. Just a thought.

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#2 2015-08-06 15:41:18

MsMattie
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From: Rocky Mountains
Registered: 2013-11-30
Posts: 55

Re: Some BL Ideas

I would actually suggest that these NOT be included. They require anywhere from a fair amount of expertise to a great deal of expertise. So when someone closer to my (past newbie but still low) skill level sees this stuff, it just makes the entire package look overly complicated. And the tendency is to just think "so where do I download Mint?"


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#3 2015-08-06 16:03:17

hhh
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Registered: 2010-08-04
Posts: 3,253

Re: Some BL Ideas

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#4 2015-08-06 17:57:26

iMBeCil
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Re: Some BL Ideas

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#5 2015-08-07 03:59:17

Temetka
#! CrunchBanger
From: California
Registered: 2014-08-25
Posts: 179

Re: Some BL Ideas

Well I can configure these things myself. I was just throwing it out there.

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#6 2015-08-07 08:45:45

KrunchTime
#! Die Hard
From: not where I belong
Registered: 2012-03-02
Posts: 3,264

Re: Some BL Ideas

Most newbies probably wouldn't know to even look for such apps, but it is probably quite easy for an experienced Linux user to install such apps.  I wouldn't know, personally, as I've never installed or used the referenced apps.

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#7 2015-08-07 15:24:16

MsMattie
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From: Rocky Mountains
Registered: 2013-11-30
Posts: 55

Re: Some BL Ideas

Last edited by MsMattie (2015-08-07 15:31:17)


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#8 2015-08-07 18:19:21

Anaconda
crypto-anarchist
From: Vancouver Canada
Registered: 2008-12-04
Posts: 437

Re: Some BL Ideas

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#9 2015-08-07 18:55:39

hhh
Cityspeak
Registered: 2010-08-04
Posts: 3,253

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#10 2015-08-08 08:28:18

KrunchTime
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Registered: 2012-03-02
Posts: 3,264

Re: Some BL Ideas

For the most part, I'm with MsMattie.  I want a minimal system with a GUI.  I'll install the other things that I want on my own.  As MsMattie stated, when you remove packages that come as part of a distribution, you wonder what packages may have been left behind. 

The other packages (Chrome, TrueCrypt, and Calibre) are all fairly easy to self-install.  Chrome is downloadable as a deb from Google, TrueCrypt comes as a script (install by typing ./truecrypt-7.1a-setup-x## on the command line where ## represents the architecture).  I'm not sure about Calibre as I've never used it under Linux.  I use it under Windows.  I do know that it's in the repos, but the version in the Stable repos is fairly old.

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#11 2015-08-08 15:00:47

MsMattie
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From: Rocky Mountains
Registered: 2013-11-30
Posts: 55

Re: Some BL Ideas

re: Calibre

On Crunchbang when I open up Calibre it will check every time for a new version. If there is one it will notify and give an option to go to a Calibre web page which has the full terminal command for updating to the most recent version. You just copy and paste. I have always done that update and in the several dozen times going to a newer version it has always worked. No busted system. Just newer and improved Calibre.


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#12 2015-08-09 03:24:56

Temetka
#! CrunchBanger
From: California
Registered: 2014-08-25
Posts: 179

Re: Some BL Ideas

Well this is all good info.

I missed the boat on #!, and am glad to be a part of the BL community. I didn't know what the "vision" of BL was when I arrived here, and have a much better idea. I like the idea of posting howto's for specific pieces of software that people might want to install, but are not included in the repos for various reasons. Once I get a bit more free time, I am going to tackle one of the more in depth pieces: SELinux / AppArmor. Most users won't use it, but there are a few people out there who might be interested and it will get me deeper into linux than I have been in the last few years.

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#13 2015-08-09 13:31:11

Sector11
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From: SR11 Cockpit
Registered: 2010-05-05
Posts: 15,667
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#14 2015-08-10 18:10:39

Unia
#! Octo-portal-pussy
From: The Netherlands
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Posts: 4,634
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#15 2015-08-11 06:24:20

Temetka
#! CrunchBanger
From: California
Registered: 2014-08-25
Posts: 179

Re: Some BL Ideas

Oh, I'm not insulted in the least. I have a very thick skin.

I totally understand why it won't be added. No big deal.

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#16 2015-09-29 06:41:08

KrunchTime
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Registered: 2012-03-02
Posts: 3,264

Re: Some BL Ideas

Last edited by KrunchTime (2015-09-29 09:11:28)

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