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glgxg at sbcglobal.net
Thu Apr 9 02:22:38 UTC 2009
On 04/08/2009 07:15 PM, Brian McKee wrote:
> On Wed, Apr 8, 2009 at 10:04 PM, Brian McKee <brian.mckee at gmail.com> wrote:
>> On Wed, Apr 8, 2009 at 9:08 PM, NoOp <glgxg at sbcglobal.net> wrote:
>>> On 04/08/2009 04:21 PM, Brian McKee wrote:
>>> Wow... that's a pretty broad statement:
>>> Don't install A/V to protect your Ubuntu system. The possiblity of it
>>> doing harm is higher than the possibility of it helping you.
>>> I agree somewhat with the first sentence, under many circumstances, but
>>> the second is (IMO) pure... From where do you base your opinion that
>>> installing an AV on an Ubuntu system creates a larger possibility of
>>> creating harm than helping?
>> There are many many documented cases of AV causing harm under Windows.
>> I can provide citations if you insist - but Google can too.
>> I feel (but can't prove) that it's likely to have a roughly equal
>> chance of screwing up linux. I could provide reasoning - but it's
>> unsubstantiated. Since there isn't many cases of it helping in
> Of course I could quote the very recent
> https://launchpad.net/bugs/354190 as an example....
Why yes you could... and you could easily quote just about any security
update as well. http://www.ubuntu.com/usn
So as to not further confuse new user Ed, I suggest that we take this to
a new thread, or off-line.
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