[ubuntu-uk] Security on Ubuntu
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Sun Mar 4 18:29:07 GMT 2007
Caroline Ford wrote:
> alan c wrote:
>> Think of scattering seeds of weeds on a concrete driveway. The seeds
>> will not flourish. Just like computer viruses and linux.
>> Just an experiment to verify this - download a windows .exe file, and
>> in ubuntu, try to run it - click, double click, whatever. It will not
>> run. Even if it was a virus it will not run.
> It will if you have wine installed.
Ah there is a message there somewehere! :-)
>> Try a more advanced thing. Download a real linux binary file which is
>> *intended* to be installed - such as the realplayer binary
>> RealPlayer10GOLD.bin from the real site:
>> When you have downloaded it and saved it somewhere, click on it.
>> double click on it, use it in the run facility or whatever.
>> It does not run. I will leave it as an exercise for the reader to
>> discover how it can be run, :-) :-)
> If you download an Ubuntu binary package and click on it it will open in
> gdebi, a package installation program.
Whoops thanks. I am a kubuntu user and in kubuntu nothing happens - on
my install anyway. IIRC the (gdebi) package installation program
actually asks you if you want to install (?)
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