Andrew Zajac arzajac at
Thu Sep 20 10:12:33 UTC 2007

On 9/20/07, Gunawan <jgun98.milis at> wrote:
> Hi,
> Do we need antivirus software for our ubuntu system?
> I heard that there is no virus on linux.

No.  Viruses are not a threat to Gnu/Linux.

The software is source-based.  That means that such vulnerabilities
are fixed, not just scanned and avoided.  Windows is binary-compatible
which means that if they actually fixed the vulnerability, something
would break and some other software would stop working.

Just keep up-to-date with software updates.   That's the only thing
you need to do to keep safe.


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