antivirus software: how do you actually install it?

Liam Proven lproven at
Tue Mar 23 22:21:07 UTC 2010

On Tue, Mar 23, 2010 at 9:36 PM, Lou Katz <ubuntu at> wrote:
> On Tue, Mar 23, 2010 at 06:57:38AM +0100, Nils Kassube wrote:
>> valhalla2100 at wrote:
>> > What OS are the google severs and computers using?
>> People say that their servers run Lunux, but they don't have only
>> servers and other computers there may run other operating systems.
>> > I just
>> > read the headlines about Google tracing a major attack to the
>> > Chinese.
>> Well, those were the headlines you found, but if you search a bit
>> further you can find out that the attacks were possibly exploiting IE
>> flaws [1]. IIRC, there is no IE for Linux.
> AHAH! What Microsoft needs to do is to supply and IE for Linux, thus making
> Linux as insecure as Microsoft products!! [The Ultimate Trojan Horse]

You jest, but it was originally planned to be a cross-platform app, in
the early days when Micros~1 planned to outcompete Netscape as opposed
to just stabbing it in the back then denying everything.

IE did make it onto Sun Solaris on SPARC. I never tried it myself, but
I believe it wasn't particularly good.

And of course it was the official browser in Mac OS X 10.0/1/2 or
thereabouts. Possibly as late as 10.3.

So IE has run on several Unix platforms.

Be careful what you wish for. It might just come true...

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