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Smoothwall express 3.0 Firewall - Project to reuse an old pc as a firewall/router

Like a lot of people I have at least one old pc kicking around in the loft, so I decided to put it to better use than gathering dust and install some linux on it! I have a home network and have never got round to buying a router for it, instead relying on pc to share the internet connection. This started out many years ago with an old 486 running or should I say crawling Windows 98, but all it had to do was route the traffic and it did remarkably well. A few years on and a couple more PC's on the network this had to be replaced.

Ubuntu 8.04

Ubuntu Studio 8.04 (Hardy Heron) 64Bit

ubuntustudio-8.04-beta-alternate-amd64.iso

Live DVD and Installation on one 1Gb disk

Why Choose Linux

Twenty Four Reason's Why You Should Choose Linux

As an alternative operating system Linux scores on a number of points compared with it's costly alternative so we will list them.

Thunderbird

Procedure for the Installation of Spelling Dictionaries in Mozilla Thunderbird Email Client

This is a quick howto for the enabling of spell check function for Mozilla Thunderbird Email Client.

How to build your own External USB hard drive.

Introduction

After a recent crash that caused some loss of data (not Linux), I decided to look at the possibility of an external USB back-up drive, in order to back up on a more regular basis; I lost about a weeks worth of data plus some email records. The thinking behind it was to have a drive that would back-up from both Windows® and Linux machines and therefore, the file system had to be recognised by both systems.