TheJoe.it Into the (open) source

8Jul/100

An old PC, a distro GNU / Linux and have our internet point

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Today's article is published after being here for a long time (that novembre 2009) one of the most read stories from my old domain: http://www.thejoe.co.nr/.

Today we will see how to set up a GNU / Linux box as internet point in a simple and fast. Our requirements are very few:

18Jun/100

Some extensions for Firefox that do not keep to wanting more

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A few days ago who uses IE6 will see a nice box on top of the site with the suggestion of switch browsers. Choosing a modern browser is definitely advisable, also and especially as regards safety on the web.

This is also why today we talk of the web browser safest, fast and customizable of all time: Firefox.

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Firefox is a browser-derived Mozilla, the manufacturer of the American Mozilla suite (whose last update was on 2006). The suite included a browser, a program for e-mail (from which it is derived Thunderbird), a chat client for IRC channels, a newsreader, one 'editor html WYSIWYG. The old project was divided into several parts, and (aside from SeaMonkey, the current comprehensive suite) born Firefox for web and Thunderbird per the email. Both new born to house Mozilla had the characteristic of being extensible with third-party plugins. A very interesting choice, and at that time very innovative Mozilla. Finally a modular program, with basic functionality for the base packages, but infinitely extensible with third-party add-on for those who need other features added.