Re: firewall package for laptop wi-fi client
On Sun, 23 Jan 2011 14:21:33 -0800
Mark <email@example.com> wrote:
> On Sat, Jan 22, 2011 at 9:23 PM, Celejar <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> > On Fri, 7 Jan 2011 17:15:15 -0800
> > Mark <email@example.com> wrote:
> > > This is a great idea; I do this when traveling with a work laptop,
> > booting
> > > Ubuntu off a live usb stick. With the 10.10 release the boot time is
> > > unbelievably fast. There is a way to make the usb media a "persistent"
> > > installation which allows you to save preferences, etc. to the media so
> > upon
> > > next boot you aren't reset to defaults. I myself haven't done that but
> > > there is probably plenty of discussion on the topic at the Ubuntu forums
> > if
> > > it interests you.
> > A live CD will only help for the problem of a rogue public computer -
> > insofar as you're using your own laptop, why would a live CD add any
> > security? [And if you don't trust your own computer, you should be
> > using a live CD even when browsing from a secure network.]
> For me, when it's a work computer that has a Windows-only installation on
> it, running Ubuntu from a Live CD is the only allowable way to use Linux on
> the computer.
Ah, ok. But for someone who actually controls the software on his
computer, there won't be much benefit to running a live CD (unless one
is worried that his installation has been compromised).
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