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Well ...nearly there
A few final silly questions and I can no longer be considered a newbie ;-))
a) I have set up email, WiFi using an Orinoco and a Buffalo card, and WEB browsing.
I am posting using linux.
b) I have even found a download manager (downloader for X 2.5.0 final) that performs as well as anything in windoze.. I have managed to compile and install the downloader and a SSH client (PuTTy) even - to my amazement!!
c) SO I can nearly (after a few days) achieve everything in Linux I can in 'doze.
NOW the silly questions - Linux is less susceptible to viruses etc they say, but that is surely because ppl do not try to attack it so much - not because it is 'natively' more secure ??
Or am I totally wrong.
SO do I need a firewall and a virus guard...
My network is a WiFi ISP I help run, and there are several inbuilt layers of NAT, but even so if someone sent me an attachment it may still be a virus (ATM) written to execute in windoze, not Linux - but that could change..
Cheers and thanks all for the help.
Last edited by radioradio; 11-18-2004 at 03:39 PM.