> Hey Jim - don't know if you remember me, but I came to some sflug <BR>> meetings last fall/winter at which you all graciously answered my <BR>> questions regarding buying my 1st computer and installing linux. <BR>After <BR>> many months now, I finally purchased a laptop (I just could not <BR>> justify the space for a desktop). It's an ACER from newegg.com - <BR>cheap <BR>> @ $541 - but fine for learning linux, I'm sure. I should be getting <BR>my <BR>> pclinuxos installation cd in the mail today and my goal is to install <BR>> it this weekend (sonic.net tells me I should have my dsl turned on <BR>> this coming Monday). I've spent the last few weeks at the library <BR>> canvassing the web for installation guides and help, as well as <BR>> printing out the pclos installation guide and reading relevant forum <BR>> posts. Most guidelines unfortunately assume a dual boot install (w/ <BR>> Windows) but I prefer to erase MS and have pclos
as a sole os on my <BR>> hd. Any suggestions or cautions would be appreciated. I would think <BR>> that erasing Windows would make a linux installation easier but I'm <BR>a <BR>> newbie so who knows? I understand that once you've done a few <BR>> installs it's a piece of cake but for me it seems very daunting. I'll <BR>> give it a go this weekend and see what happens. Hopefully I'm not <BR>> biting off more than I can chew! If I am I'll certainly be calling <BR>out <BR>> to sflug-ers for help. One other question: in setting up a firewall <BR>in <BR>> pclos my choices of what to allow are these: Apache Web server, <BR>> BitTorrent, CUPS/IPP print server, Domain Name Server, FTP server, <BR>> ICMP Echo (ping) Request, Mail Server, Open ssh Daemon, POP and IMAP <BR>> server. Many of these are necessary I'm sure to receive e-mail, <BR>> download files, print, etc., but is there anything on this list you <BR>> would suggest to
block (disallow)? Thanks for your help.<BR>> <BR>> Jeff Gibson PS: my phone # is 415.626.7095 if it is easier to <BR>call.<p>
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