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    War. War never changes. Est's Avatar
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    Well, super, you bring up a point which no one can really deny, at this current point, Linux does require a slight amount of knowledge about what's going on, but that's the beauty (well, one of the beauties) of the open-source movement: it's constantly changing, new revisions are being made every moment, specifically in the direction of "user friendliness". But you need to consider, would the tech saavy use Linux if the only difference was that it can be more difficult to use? The point is that it is a more powerful tool, so much more can be accomplished easily, so much more in fact, that it's worth taking the 5 minutes to remove the shade form the few areas where some may exist. But in every aspect, it is a better tool than any product that Microsoft has yet to offer. So, before I go too far, let me leave it at, if you have any questions or intrests in Linux, feel free to contact me, or do some research yourself.
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    I've got Zone Alarm, Mcaffee, Panicware, Pop- Up Blocker, and Spamblocker to deal with viruse, ads, and spam. Do Ialso need LINUX? Is Spyblocker 2.0 a legitimate tool or just another bogus ad?

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    Hi All

    Spyware killers do not get rid of virus's! They help in preventing them. if the virus is new and no software has been written for containing it , you cant stop it.You have to update virus software all the time. As for Lunix There is also Macintosh which has A Unix Core now and is more reliable than lunix and might we note Lunix runs on a Mac. Mac have very few virus's as with lunix.Nortons is good for virus software for a PC, Macaffe Pro I think is better with updatting and getting new updates. Spybot destroyer is a good product for keeping spyware which can have virus attached in the spyware.Adaware is also good but it creats a huge memory block on your computer and slows down computers. Just a few thoughts.
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    Thats right. Virus writers go for things that make the biggest impact.

    As far as viruses go sasser isnt that bad. It doesnt delete programs or format harddrives like lots of others do.
    that makes no logic

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    I have a simpler solution. Get a MAC. [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/biggrin.gif[/img]

    [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/cool.gif[/img]
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    Quote Originally Posted by [b
    Quote[/b] (PlantAKiss @ May 05 2004,8:30)]I have a simpler solution. Get a MAC. [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/biggrin.gif[/img]

    [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/cool.gif[/img]
    MACs SUCK! [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/tounge.gif[/img] [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/wow.gif[/img]

    I have interenet washer, hack tracer, norton, Popup Blockers, etc. etc.

    Oh, and if I get a email like "hi, how are you?" I just delete them, they're almost always spam! I've also been getting spam e-mails with "RE:" in them! Filthy little Fat Ba**a*ds

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    Quote Originally Posted by [b
    Quote[/b] (PlantAKiss @ May 05 2004,9:30)]I have a simpler solution. Get a MAC. [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/biggrin.gif[/img]

    [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/cool.gif[/img]
    I'm pretty sure that the reason Macs don't have many viruses is because they (macs) are so lame that no one owns them (cept graphic artists) so there is no reason to make viruses for them.
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    Angry

    Careful with the Mac slams --- after the blaster virus took out one of the servers at PFT -- this place is 100% Mac and Linux based :-)

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