A question on protection software

Tony Baldwin 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
>> software.
> 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.
> Brian

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.

Linux rocks!

free/open source software
tcl yer os with a feather...

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