The Ubuntu Experiment

Bart Silverstrim bsilver at
Wed Jul 30 19:05:27 UTC 2008

Mark Haney wrote:
> Dotan Cohen wrote:
>> 2008/7/30 Gilles Gravier <gilles at>:
>>> As I mentionned :
>>> - Live CD
>>> - Free updates (no registration)
>> That's a good one!
>>> - No need for an antivirus
>> That's a great one!
> No need for antivirus?  Are you serious?  Everyone needs antivirus.  

I think a case could be made for a system behind a NAT connection that 
isn't used for general web browsing or reading email may not really need 
antivirus today...things could still get in, yes, but in general, it's 
not anywhere near what the general user ends up with.

> Whether they are running Windows/Mac or Linux.

? Afraid that I'll disagree with that statement...worst you can do is 
destroy your own data on Linux (or the Mac, for the most part) if you're 
not clicking through every request for privilege access and not running 
as a root user.

Even less of a problem if you're running something like Tripwire to 
check system integrity of files.

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