Protecting an Ubuntu 8.04 implementation

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SELinux
Ubuntu
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Ubuntu 8.04
I just started with Ubuntu Alternet 8.04.1 LTS with 1386 ISO. As a new user I want to protect my system before I get on the internet. I felt unprotected using Windows, and got adaware and viruses. I downloaded and burned these .deb files for protection along with Avast! for Linux : bastille - Security hardening tool (Should I be using SELinux instead?) harden - Makes your system hardened harden-environment - Hardened system environment harden-nids - Harden a system by using a network intrusion detection system harden-remoteaudit - Audit your remote systems from this host harden-servers - Avoid servers that are known to be insecure harden-surveillance - Check services and/or servers automatically harden-tools - Tools to enhance or analyze the security of the local system hardening-wrapper - experimental compiler wrapper to enable security hardening flags harden-clients_0.1.32_all.deb (Not sure if I need it...) Firestarter -- for firewall. After doing all of this, I was unable to install them! I thought I could use to install Windows program and tried to intall by clicking on them from the DVD and it would not Install. Any help can give would be greatly appreciated.

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You should be able to install deb packages by double-clicking on them. Are you getting some error message ?

Alternatively, you can also install a .deb package by opening a terminal and typing:

sudo dpkg -i <package_name>.deb

If all the dependencies are met, it will be installed. If not, the unfulfilled dependencies will be mentioned.

Generally it is easier to install software using apt-get.

Have a look at the following link, which you could find useful:

<a href=”http://www.psychocats.net/ubuntu/installingsoftwareold”>Installing Software in Ubuntu</a>

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