Originally Posted by fke_2020
thnx for your replay, and is it OK to install the anti virus again on the machine but in Linux?
another Q, i have games on the other operation system, can i use them in Linux in some way
Plz excuse my Q's cuz I'm new to Linux.
you can run a different anti-virus software running in Linux. F-Prot and ClamAV have both been mentioned. i prefer f-prot over clamAV for scanning systems as clamAV is more suited for scanning e-mail servers and the like, from what i haved used and seen in the past.
for the most part the ONLY reason i run f-prot on my laptop is so i can take it with me to clean up customers networks without the risk of infecting my personal computer.
as for games, it has been clearly stated. windows games run best in windows. some FPS games (like Doom) will run native in Linux and run better under linux then windows on the exact same computer.
dual booting is a great option for running special applications like games and what not.
i run linux 99% of the time. the ONLY thing i run in Windows is Adobe Premier 6.5 (dont like pro2) for video editing. after i edit them i burn them out to a data DVD with nero and then come to my office were i have a MAC and do my flash encoding there.
i play WoW via Cedega (transgaming.org) and its performance is 1/3 that of windows, but i just hate to reboot just to play 1 game that i can run under linux even with degrigation in performance. the performance is still plenty good as i have a rather powerful computer for that game.