Originally posted by zepplin611
thanks win32sux for the info and peace of mind....can you elaborate a little more on why there is such confidence in ximian not to execute these apps? I'm not quite clear on this...is it just a matter of the mal-ware being set specifically to execute on windows os's?
The reason is just that so far almost every single worm and virus only works on Windows, but not on any other operating systems, as they exploit specific security holes in Windows.
Their (malicious) code simply doesn't work on linux systems, thus no need (yet) for the protection you need when running Windows.