And another Ubuntu convert!

Mark Haney mhaney at
Wed Jan 21 21:03:26 UTC 2009

Brian McKee wrote:
> On Wed, Jan 21, 2009 at 3:11 PM, John Hubbard <ender8282 at> 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.
>>> Karl
> Quoting YOUR link
>  "It has not been detected in the wild since its initial outbreak."
> Even the kernel mailing list link that's there links back to a
> *commercial anti-virus vendors analysis* which also states it's never
> been seen in the wild.
> Oh, and quoting that message a little bit more
> "Doesn't look to me like being a Linux virus writer has any long term
> career opportunities."
> And since you've pushed that darned button of mine, let me rant for
> one more paragraph before I kill file this thread.
> If being popular was all it took to get people writing viruses, every
> bloody Nokia, Blackberry, Palm, and iPhone would be encrusted with the
> stuff.
> nuff said - will say no more
> Brian

I say again, just because it hasn't happened yet, doesn't mean it won't.
 Sadly, your attitude is indicative of a large proportion of the new
linux users out there and the inexperience in security and configuration
they will be more likely to open themselves up to those things and then

'The it's linux it can't possibly be happening to me!' whine. I can hear
it now.

I swear, Obama takes office and everyone loses their bloody minds.

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