Do I need to worry about viruses and defragmentation?

Mario Vukelic mario.vukelic at
Wed Nov 5 18:26:49 UTC 2008

On Wed, 2008-11-05 at 02:55 -0500, Matthew Flaschen wrote:
> 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. 

Point taken

>  The real issue is users running as root by default.  

I don't think it is. 1) On personal computers, the user data is usually
more valuable than the system data. 2) Even a non-root user can do lots
of harm, for example in botnets, if /home is not mounted separately and

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