And another Ubuntu convert!
gilles at gravier.org
Wed Jan 21 16:35:22 UTC 2009
Mark Haney wrote:
> I'm a little late coming to this thread, but I have a problem. I don't
> like the fact that you told her that she didn't need antivirus.
> WRONG! Seriously, this is a dangerous presumption on your part.
> Granted there are very few linux viruses, but this type of attitude will
> just make virus writers salivate.
This has been discussed so many times... I won't add to the debate.
> Please, please, throw clamav on there and cron freshclam for the latest
> updates. And don't be tossing that around. Everyone needs antivirus,
> regardless of OS or the perception of vulnerability of that OS.
ClamAV is not an ON-ACCESS virus scanner, it's an ON-DEMAND. I.e.
useless for the inexperienced user.
You should recommend Avast for Linux Home Edition which is a free
ON-ACCESS scanner. If you really feel paranoid about viruses for Linux.
> Otherwise, this is a great story and one I've been pleased to be part of
> on 5 or 6 occasions with my relatives, especially my Mom
Hehe... Well, people who stay at my place and ask if they can access the
internet from one of my machine, I have them use an old Ubuntu laptop...
they get exposed and love it. :)
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