> Virus protection... Is it necessary? someone recommended Bitdefender
> but seems a bit expensive.
Not really, except for windows clients.
> For some reason the browser take a very very long time to access some
> sites, like Google (which it seems to go to directly when I type another
> address ) The browser in general seems to be slower than Windows and
> occasionally hangs up.
How much ram do you have?
>> When I shut down now the Linux system hangs up just befor the end of the
> process ( something to do with the hotplug deactivation process, I
I think you need to use mdkupdate, there are many bugfixes, hotplug being
one of them
> so I just have to press the off button and all is well, but I
> would like to correct whatever I have mis-configured, creating the
>> My DVD player is not working (Totem Media Player) and I have to switch
> to Windows....again, perhaps something is misconfigured.
Totem is a bit hit and miss for me, try using xine, mplayer or ogle
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