[ubuntu-uk] Security on Ubuntu
caroline.ford.work at googlemail.com
Sun Mar 4 18:41:25 GMT 2007
alan c wrote:
> 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! :-)
I doubt you can get a windows virus using wine though. As far as I know
most viruses propagate through problems in outlook (express) and
internet explorer. Using firefox and thunderbird cuts your risks
>> 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 (?)
Yes and you need to give it a password too - it uses gksudo I think..
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