And another Ubuntu convert!

Robert Hodgins ehodgins at
Wed Jan 21 20:56:51 UTC 2009

On Wed, 2009-01-21 at 15:46 -0500, Scott wrote:
> Karl F. Larsen wrote:
> >     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. 
> I have been using Linux since 2005 and not only have I never seen a 
> Virus on Linux, but none of the people I have installed Ubuntu for have 
> seen any viruses.

They aren't as common as they are on Windows. But, IIRC, Linux can HARBOR Windows viruses even if they aren't INFECTED by them.
So, periodically using some sort of antivirus reduces the possibility of
us infecting our Windows friends. 

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