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From: Dale <rdalek1967@×××××.com>
To: Gentoo User <gentoo-user@l.g.o>
Subject: [gentoo-user] Linux viruses
Date: Fri, 05 Jul 2013 20:12:56
1 I had a interesting adventure the other day. A friend of mine's son is
2 getting ready to go to college. Budget is tight so we went to find a
3 used laptop for him. I went into the local puter shop and the techie
4 guy there had a interesting statement that makes me think I'm not
5 recommending them for computer service to anyone else. While we was
6 chatting, he said that Linux is just as prone to getting a virus as
7 windoze and so is a Mac. I think my laughing let him know I wasn't
8 buying his comment.
10 I since did some googling and it seems I am right and he just thought I
11 was some know nothing guy he could sell some service too. Anyway, has
12 anything changed to make Linux more prone to viruses than it used to
13 be? I read a percentage somewhere that said like 99% of viruses are
14 windoze only. Is there a indisputable source of information on this?
16 Thanks.
18 Dale
20 :-) :-)
22 --
23 I am only responsible for what I said ... Not for what you understood or how you interpreted my words!


Subject Author
Re: [gentoo-user] Linux viruses Davide De Prisco <deprisco.davide@×××××.com>
Re: [gentoo-user] Linux viruses Paul Hartman <paul.hartman+gentoo@×××××.com>
Re: [gentoo-user] Linux viruses William Kenworthy <billk@×××××××××.au>
Re: [gentoo-user] Linux viruses Timur Aydin <ta@××××××.org>