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Klarinet Archive - Posting 000457.txt from 2005/04

From: rob <roomberg@-----.net>
Subj: Re: [kl] Paypal Messages PREDICT
Date: Fri, 29 Apr 2005 18:08:40 -0400

PREDICT all you want.
In the mean time , run Linux .

Roger Hewitt wrote:

>--- rob <roomberg@-----.net> wrote:
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>>Linux does not run the email viruses that eats all your windows PCs.
>>
>>Its like I don't know Russian so I don't understand Russian.
>>Its the same with Linux and the viruses and adware.
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>That may be true for now, but as Linux gains popularity, it will apply
>to Linux too. It is oft claimed that Linux does not have the security
>holes of Windows and Internet Explorer, but I cannot agree - no program
>that big can ever be completely bug-free and someone is bound to find a
>route and method to attack soon. Sadly, when they do, there will be no
>antivirus/antispyware software ready until several (probably millions
>of) people have suffered, so my advice is that: yes Linux is safer at
>the moment, but it will definitely not be safe forever. Sorry to be so
>pessimistic, I have never understood the mentality of virus writers
>attacking the general public at random (you can see why spyware/adware,
>though I abhor it), but they do it. So Linux will suffer (sooner
>rather than later I predict).
>
>Roger H
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