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"I’ve spent the bulk of my afternoon trying to setup some type of parental controls on an Ubuntu machine. My brother has been using Ubuntu for some time now and good ‘ol Dad wants to make sure that he doesn’t run into the wrong neighborhood online. I’ve managed to figure things out so I thought I’d put together the steps that I used.

Parental Controls with dansguardian, tinyproxy & firehol : Ubuntu (6.06.1 / 6.10)


I have recently posted about Seveas’ Repository, which includes a comprehensive package for multimedia within gnome or kde. I also wanted to outline how you can manually install most of the main multimedia codecs for your ubuntu machine. (I personally still prefer the manual method as there are a few aspects of Seveas’ multimedia package that I don’t like.)

How to install multimedia codecs : Ubuntu (6.06.1 / 6.10)


Recently I was asked how to install the Adobe Reader on Ubuntu. Personally I have always used the included Evince reader, as it has always served my purposed. However, as I found out, there are reasons why you may want to use the Adobe Reader. So, below are instructions for installing Adobe Reader (PDF) with Firefox Plugin:

How to install Adobe Reader (PDF) for Firefox : Ubuntu (6.06.1 / 6.10)


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