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Klarinet Archive - Posting 000463.txt from 2005/04

From: "Steve White" <>
Subj: RE: [kl] Paypal Messages STEAL THIS CAR
Date: Fri, 29 Apr 2005 19:05:25 -0400

This is all wonderful.
I like Linux.
I have to support Windows for my users - who are not ready to switch.
Windows has its uses too.

Is there a new Linux-based Clarinet?

Take it off list please.

Steve White
Whittier, CA

-----Original Message-----
From: Warren Rosenberg []
Sent: Friday, April 29, 2005 3:22 PM
Subject: Re: [kl] Paypal Messages STEAL THIS CAR

Linus sounded great until I read that you only have 20 years as a
Here's a questions that demonstrates why I probably need to stick to
microsoft, your favorite company.

If I download a version of linux, must I remove windows (Oh, I don't see
many problems after doing that!) or does linux just run "transparently" on
top of windows?
Thank you very much.

PS. This virus problem attacks internet explorer. I've used Mozilla but
don't you foresee the same virus problem as Mozilla gains popularity.
Thanks again.
----- Original Message -----
From: "rob" <>
To: <>
Sent: Friday, April 29, 2005 2:48 PM
Subject: Re: [kl] Paypal Messages STEAL THIS CAR

> Yes ...absolutely ..there are exploits and holes in Linux BUT for the
> most part you
> are safe and free of the constant bombardment of microsoft windows
> outlook and explorer
> driven viruses.
> I have used the same Linux PCs for email here for the last 10 years.
> Ten years and NEVER had to rebuild a virus eaten Linux PC while at the
> same time
> my wife and kids have been down for viruses and adware hassles on a
> regular basis with complete loss of
> data, school work, and term papers.
> They email to ME from their windows PCs and I keep their homework in my
> email inbox and when they lose
> everything on the windows PC , the Linux box is the archive backup.
> When you get a problem on a Linux PC you get help to fix it for free but
> you pay again and again and again
> for microsoft , for the system, for the software, for the antivirus
> software, for the technical help.
> so
> what I am suggesting is that you seriously consider using a Linux PC for
> all your web needs instead of putting up with microsoft fiascos.
> Do you lock your doors in your car when you go to the mall?
> Think of it like this. Running windows is like leaving your keys in your
> car at the mall, with the doors unlocked
> and engine running.
> Linux is more like a locked car. Bad guys can break in but they need to
> work on it a lot more that you leaving the
> door open, engine running , and a big sign that says "STEAL THIS CAR".
> I'm a musician for the fun of it.
> I like to record on the PC and play ensemble music.
> I was a computer progammer for 20 years till retired.
> I've seen it all.
> Now that we do have something better than microsoft and for free, I
> thought sharing would be the right thing to do.
> Considering that every one of you that runs microsoft is CONSTANTLY
> SHARING virus laden email
> and sometimes you don't even know it.
> Some viruses are written in Visual Basic.
> The code is actually VBA (Visual Basic for Applications) code associated
> with the "" method. You can see the code by going into the
> Visual Basic editor.
> This is the case with the Malissa virus.
> Linux does not know how to run Visual Basic.
> Its back to that I don't know Russion so I don't understand Russian.
> Same thing with scores of viruses written for windows PCs so if you run
> Linux you are never affected by those attacks.
> Its up to you to figure out how to make your life better.
> I use Linux and suggest you do also.
> Rob
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