Do I need to worry about viruses and defragmentation?

Matthew Flaschen matthew.flaschen at
Wed Nov 5 07:55:36 UTC 2008

Mario Vukelic wrote:
> On Tue, 2008-11-04 at 16:30 -0700, John Hubbard wrote:
>> Yes, I like to refer to those 'properties' as "The Average Windows
>> User".
>> :)
> That, too. But also the fact that programs can be executed without the
> admin setting the execute permission, 

Just like GNU/Linux?  Try tarring up a file with a+x permissions.  When
you untar it (on another computer), it will still have execute
permissions.  The real issue is users running as root by default.  They
did finally address this (albeit with horrible user interaction design)
in Vista.

Matt Flaschen

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