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Old 11-04-2007, 08:55 PM   #1
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Which version of avg free works with Puppy Linux?


I have partitioned a Compaq Deskpro ep/sp series with Puppy Linux and Windows 2000. Which version of avg free will work with it.There are three or four different kinds.
 
Old 11-04-2007, 09:24 PM   #2
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Puppy Linux is based on Slackware Linux.


None of the downloads are Slackware versions.

I would try using "alien" (install if needed) from Slackware to install the Red Hat version.

Other choices are F-prot for Linux or the free GNU Clam Antivirus.
 
Old 11-04-2007, 10:06 PM   #3
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If I'm wrong then someone can point it out, but it's been my observation that there aren't many viruses for Linux and there isn't much use for virus protection. Most people who make viruses and such would rather spend time to make a virus for windows, which would affect probably 500% more people than Linux than to try and mess up only a small percentage of the Linux users. I know that's not really the answer you're looking for, but in either case, maybe this will ease your mind even if you can't find a virus protector.
 
Old 11-04-2007, 10:08 PM   #4
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If I'm wrong then someone can point it out, but it's been my observation that there aren't many viruses for Linux and there isn't much use for virus protection. Most people who make viruses and such would rather spend time to make a virus for windows, which would affect probably 500% more people than Linux than to try and mess up only a small percentage of the Linux users. I know that's not really the answer you're looking for, but in either case, maybe this will ease your mind even if you can't find a virus protector.
The main reason for AV on Linux is to protect Windows users you may send files to.
 
Old 11-05-2007, 12:38 AM   #5
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I don't see you need to install avg on Linux, but I would suggest to get ClamAV, which is an open-source anti-virus
 
Old 11-05-2007, 11:11 AM   #6
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Smile Thanks for the info on avg for Linux

Thanks for the quick replies. Everything is new with Linux for me. I've had Windows for 20 years .
 
  


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