The Ubuntu Experiment
gilles at gravier.org
Thu Jul 31 08:50:13 BST 2008
Derek Broughton wrote:
> Mark Haney wrote:
>> No need for antivirus? Are you serious? Everyone needs antivirus.
> That's BS. I don't. Never use it, have never had a virus. MS or Linus.
> It's not that hard to avoid getting viruses.
>> Telling people they
>> don't need an antivirus when trying to get them to use linux is just
>> setting them up to get bit.
> Telling people they _must_ have AV software is just suggesting they should
> rely on technological solutions instead of using common sense.
Then you are relying on somebody else's antivirus. Which is the same.
When a trusted business relationship sends you a working word document
and you are on Windows... either THAT person needs an antivirus... or
YOU need it. Because at some point a weak link in the chain of editors
of that document WILL BREAK.
Viruses DON'T just get installed because YOU do something stupid. They
sometimes happen because SOMEBODY ELSE did something stupid.
What you are saying is exactly the same as saying "I chose my sexual
partners carefully, so I have no need for condoms to avoid AIDS". 30+
million people are there to confirm that that theory is flawed.
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