And another Ubuntu convert!

John Hubbard ender8282 at
Wed Jan 21 21:31:15 UTC 2009

John Hubbard wrote:
My point wasn't that the virus was common or that it was something to be 
afraid of. I just found it interesting that it was first detected in 
1996 (the same year that Karl started using Linux).
I don't understand the opposition to anti virus. What does it hurt to 
have it? It will take a few cpu cycles and a little of bandwidth. The 
other thing to note is that many of the viruses that affect Linux aren't 
Linux specific. Attacks will/have come through Firefox, Open Office and 
other multi-platforms. Instead of your system being killed like it would 
were it running Windows it will only ruin your user account but as far 
as I am concerned that will screw me just as much.


To be or not to be, that is the question
                2b || !2b
(0b10)*(0b1100010) || !(0b10)*(0b1100010)
        0b11000100 || !0b11000100
        0b11000100 || 0b00111011
        255, that is the answer.

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