Remote Desktop : Connecting to a WinXP machine ?

Patrick Siglin poison at
Thu Mar 16 03:52:54 UTC 2006

So far for the most part I really like linux. I am still trying to get my
wireless usb working. No luck so far. In the three weeks I have been running
linux. I have built an email server with postfix,spamassassin,clamav,amavisd,
mailman & openwebmail. It took a little while getting used to the commands and
even longer trying to figure out how to troubleshoot everything but I am
definitely getting better and ofcourse all the linux mailing lists have been
very useful. I like the support I get. I always get a response to a problem I
am having and most of the time someone can point me in the right directions.

On Thu, 16 Mar 2006 04:45:48  0100, Vincent Trouilliez wrote
> On Wed, 2006-03-15 at 21:18 -0600, Patrick Siglin wrote:
> > ...I  don't know how linux compares in the spyware and virus
> > part since I have only been using linux for about 3 weeks now.
> I am still a newbee as well, but with a little longer experience, but
> the result is very encouraging :
> - Been using Linux for nearly 2 years, and the past 18 months with
> Ubuntu since the day it came out. Connected to internet 24/7 for all 
> of that time, receiving 100  mails every day (mostly via this very 
> list ! ;-), surfing the web hours a day, no anti-virus, no fire-wall,
>  yet I have not ever had any spyware, virus or any sort of malware, and
> the web browser easily blocks ugly ad banners effortlessly as well.
> So in short, it's a dream.
> - I installed Windows XP this morning (had a little thing to do/test 
> on it). After only 30 minutes on the web (not kidding!), I got a pop 
> up window steal focus, telling me my computer was infected and I 
> needed to take immediate action. Then it started to pop-up internet Explorer
> windows all over the place, with flashy porn/sex/games ads, the more
> windows I closed, the more that would pop up ! After 3 minutes clicking
> everywhere, it eventually calmed down, and all IE's windows were
> eventually closed. 3 minutes later, it started all over again !! :-O
> So really, I hardly even remotely consider going back to Windows,
>  even if someone paid me for it. Sure enough, Linux (on the Desktop) 
> has many rough edges as it's still such a battle field and is moving 
> so quickly as it matures and all its numerous bits and pieces are 
> being developed/debugged. But the strong, positive points of Linux 
> faaaaaaar out weight any quirk you might come across.
> Have fun :-)
> --
> Vince
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