Ubunto 8.10 and AVG 7.5.51

Bart Silverstrim bsilver at chrononomicon.com
Sat Mar 21 17:13:00 UTC 2009

NoOp wrote:
> On 03/20/2009 11:26 AM, Dotan Cohen wrote:
>> I agree that they are free to run what they please, however, from
>> experience most users who ask for AV on Linux are doing so out of
>> habit, not need. What would you say to a new user who asks how to
>> install IE on Linux? Would you recommend that he browse with IE 6 in
>> Wine as his primary web browser?
> I suppose that just about anyone here can wag 'experience' appendages if
> they think it is of value. Mine is not, but for the record:

When someone wags the "Experience" appendage, speaking for myself it's 
just to point out what I've experienced, not in that case taking a 
wild-assed guess about the situation; it in no way is to denigrate or 
deny what other people have had happen to them. I say it to establish 
that I've been in that situation before and here's what I did to resolve it.

> @Bart: I reckon that in the future if I ask about installing an
> accounting, graphics, CAD, other,  package you'll be sure to advise on
> which ALTERNATIVE things I should use instead? 

If I've used something and had good luck with it, would you be harmed at 
the suggestion?

>Further I never stated
> that there is an issue with pointing out "alternatives or possibilities
> not considered". You know that, so does everyone else on the list. 

In truth, the post of yours I responded to I thought was rather hostile, 
out of character for you. I was not in a mood to feel chastised for 
something that was on my part well intentioned.

> objected to side-winders (sub-threaders) that totally ignored the OP's
> question and drifted off in their own little wonderland as to why one
> should or should not install an AV on a linux system.

I'm sorry if I misread you. I was not in the best of moods at that point 
and wasn't in the mindset to take what I interpreted to be a slight when 
I was trying to be helpful to someone who may not have used Linux as 
long as I had; I'm not a programmer or kernel dev, but I think I've used 
it long enough to not have my opinion or advice brushed aside simply 
because I didn't give the exact answer to what he was specifically posting.

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