Ubuntu my love !

Thomas Beckett thomas.beckett at gmail.com
Mon May 16 07:44:37 UTC 2005

On 5/16/05, Vincent Trouilliez <vincent.trouilliez at modulonet.fr> wrote:
> I was having a minor issue with X-Plane in Ubuntu. So I thought I would
> download the Windows version to compare things.
> Well, not only the issue was still there in Windows, but there were
> others as well ! But the big laugh was to happen only 2 minutes after
> taking off with my favorite Heli, as I was very concentrated on the
> flight.... suddenly.... something pops up :
> http://www.007.org.uk/~vtrouilliez/temp/screenshot.png
> Couldn't believe it ! This windows install is only a few months old, I
> have started only a handfull of times, total time maybe 2 hours max all
> in all, yet in this short time it managed to get this virus/mal/crap
> ware ! And it pops up every 5 minutes !
> Coooool.... :-/
> Then when you add the uglyness of the desktop and everything, I now
> understand why I love my Ubuntu so much, and I want to publicly thank my
> Linux friend no end, for introducing me to Linux 3 or so years
> ago...with Mandrake. And I thank Ubuntu for making a distro that suits
> me so well and makes me so happy every day.
> I would rather pay for Ubuntu and wait 3/5 years for Linux to be
> perfectly smooth on Desktops, than use Windows, even for free with an
> illegal copy....
> Ubuntu, no matter what rough edges remain (but will no doubt be ironed
> out as Linux progresses quite fast), is light years ahead of XP :-)
> Anyway sorry for wasting BW, but this pop-up crapware window really put
> a big smile on my face... in that it did nothing but show me how much I
> really love Ubuntu... :-)
> Long live Ubuntu, long live Ubuntu, long live Ub....
> --
> Vince...
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well - i read a post a while back that the average time for a freshly
installed windows box to be compramised is 17 seconds... cant remember
wheer though so cant give a source. Your 'Alert' is the messenger
attack. There was a fix for it brought out but to stop it untuil you
get it patched you can just dissable the messenger service Goto
Control panel -> Administrative Tools -> Services. Scroll down to
messenger and disable it. You can then go about patching it. Its not
used by much these days anyway.

Alternatively - keep it on Ubuntu! I only used windows to play World
of Warcraft but that plays in linux just fine and ive been windows
free completely for about 6 months!


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