And another Ubuntu convert!

Karl F. Larsen klarsen1 at
Wed Jan 21 19:24:11 UTC 2009

Gilles Gravier wrote:
> Hi, Mark!
> 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. :)
> Gilles.
    I have been using Linux, Red Hat and Ubuntu every day since 1996 and 
I have yet to see a virus. I think a fear of a virus on Ubuntu is unfounded.



	Karl F. Larsen, AKA K5DI
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