I am looking into getting a nettop and possibly making it a HTPC later. I just can't seem to find a USB TV tuner card for Ubuntu.
OSSEC host based intrusion detection
Trucrypt (encrypts drives/folders)
Cain and abel
I am a techie. I am mcse and mcdba and I want to learn Linux. I can self teach pretty easy. What do Linux people recommend? And specific book or method? Where do I get started?
Tell me what are you interested in linux? Basic usage of the GUIs, installation of servers, programming, word processing....??
To start using Linux install a friendly distro like Ubuntu (Unity) or OpenSUSE (KDE) without generating a dual boot you can install Ubuntu like a program in Windows.
Say, you try the Ubuntu distribution, to install it you can check out this simple http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iW1V6TuZZmc.
Some basic programs are installed with the operating system installation like OpenOffice (or LibreOffice) which is a Microsoft Office like package of programs as well as a browser (Firefox) as well as a few music, video, pdf viewers/players so you should be ready to go right after the installation.
For a beginner that uses ubuntu I guess you should use this online book (pdf) to help/educate/learn yourself how to set up wifi etc. It's really easy and you should be able to use your new OS and its advantages in no time.
If you have any problems you can ask me via pm or jump to the Ubuntu forum which has a fine beginners community that should help you with your questions/problems.
That should be enough for starters.
Then later you can try some other things like the linux shell, different desktop managers (linux GUIs), package managers etc.
If you really like to know/learn Linux you should learn the shell (similar but way more powerful then the MS DOS).
If you are a masochist you will later try out installing other things like some powerful tools like nmap or tools from the back track distributions hehe.
I have had Adobe CS3, CS4, CS5 and now CS5.5. So anytime I've needed to edit any type of graphic over the past few years, the defacto editing software has been a Creative Suite program.
I had a client send me a vector image with a .CDR file extension. Adobe does not play well with CorelDRAW, and I sure as hell did not want to pay for a software license, so I downloaded Inkscape.
I am so impressed. Extremely powerful, very intuitive (if you're familiar with graphic editing), cross platform, and it will open and save as any type of scalable vector graphic file extension to work with other software!
A new must have for every machine I work on!!!
I have been using open office on a home laptop without telling my wife and she thinks it is MS. She is having no problems with it at all.
I've found a great boot up disc... Trinity Rescue Kit and it has the best local account password reset tool I've used. Piece of cake. If you can boot up a windows computer, you can get in to any and all local accounts.
I also use VLC for audio and video. It plays everything.
I guess my cold war experience has got me, CCCP,...really?