Saving "youtube" videos to disk ??

Wade Smart wade at
Mon Nov 27 21:13:35 UTC 2006

11272006 1511 GMT-6

Vince, I do not doubt the ease of which windows can get sick but, that
sounds awful fast. It sounds to me like there was a sickness already
there and it wasnt removed before installing the new OS. I could be
wrong - it just sounds too fast. 

But hey - this is a linux group. We are on linux systems. We are just on
healthier systems. 


On Mon, 2006-11-27 at 22:05 +0100, Vincent Trouilliez wrote:
> As this thread is related to windows in some way, I can't help but
> share... this evening I visited a friend to install Windows XP on a
> machine (along with Linux of course ;-). Believe it or not, after 30
> minutes installing it, when I first logged in, before I even had the
> time to start Internet Explorer to check internet connectivity... I HAD
> ALREADY A VIRUS ! A pop-up window that wouldn't go away, telling me how
> badly the computer had just been infected, and that it would be
> automatically shut-down in 60 seconds to protect itself from severe
> damage ! Not even 30 seconds, not even 5 seconds, no... thanks to
> broadband and DHCP, internet was working instantly on first log-in, and
> that bloody Windows got infected literally instantly !
> so, even if Firefox and the video downloader extension, and whatever
> cool stuff, might run also on windows... there is just much more to an
> OS than just what stuff you run on it !
> And no, this 0 second virus attack is no exception... 6 months ago I
> installed Win XP on another machine, and got the same virus, also
> instantly. I wonder how people can live with that...
> --
> Vince

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