A question on protection software
photodharma at gmail.com
Thu Jun 11 00:24:06 UTC 2009
Brian McKee wrote:
> On Wed, Jun 10, 2009 at 6:33 AM, <valhalla2100 at comcast.net> wrote:
>> Some while ago I was telling a Microsoft employee why I was interested
>> in switching to LINUX. One of the reasons were the virusus and trojan
>> problems. He told me that if I switch I will need to buy anti-virus type
> Yeesh. What a load of um, misinformation.
> Please see https://help.ubuntu.com/community/MailingListFAQs/AVopinionsOnTheMailingList
> I'm disappointed no one else pointed out this resource.
If it is of any consolation, I've been using gnu/linux exclusively on my
computers for about a decade, now, and not once have I had a crash,
virus, intrusion, spyware or malware issue, etc.
(Once I lost a harddrive, but that was hardware failure, not software
I have never used any kind of AV software, not even a firewall, and
don't even have my router locked down with wep, or anything.
I just keep my systems up to date.
free/open source software
tcl yer os with a feather...
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