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Old 10-27-2005, 03:53 PM   #46
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If you're asking about Mandrake, then it's generally accepted that Linux doesn't need anti-virus software. (Though a quick google search reveals that there are a fair few solutions out there - does anyone know if these protect against real and present threats?)

And if you're asking about anti-virus for XP, then LinuxQuestions may be the wrong place to ask... That said, I've used Grisoft's AVG Free edition; it's free, has regular updates and is from what I hear, rather effective. YMMV.
 
Old 10-27-2005, 04:53 PM   #47
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why not...

I have used Norton for many years. I've never had a virus, though that may be because I'm not your average windows user (free money! click <here>)(lol). Sometimes you can find Norton for 1/2 off or even free at places like Staples (after rebate of course).

 
Old 10-28-2005, 02:10 AM   #48
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You have justified using an AntiVirus if you are going to use your Linux box as a proxy. As you might already know, Linux virus (and worms, etc) are not very common. Still it's good to use an AnitiVirus (in security you should be paranoid) especially if your network contains Windows boxes.

Now to the point, there are several antivirus products available for Linux both commercial and FOSS (Free & Open Source Software). Some commercial products have free trials. Some work as (mail, http, ftp) gateway scanners, some just as file system scanners. Some have real time monitoring, some don't.

Here are some popular free products. Please read more about their features before taking a decision.

1.My personel favourite FOSS antivirus system is Clam AntiVirus. It has a good selection of third party support tools. Several popular organization like SourceForge, DynDNS, No-IP, Roaring Penguin, Barracuda Networks, etc. uses this. You can see a list of them. One thing is ClamAV does not support file repairing. Anyway, I/m quite impressed by the product.

2.The popular Panda Avtivrus is having a Linux version for free. They hav disinfecton functionality also.

3.F-Prot Antivirus for Linux Workstations is free for personel use.

4.AntiVir Workstation for Linux - PersonalEdition Classic is also free for non-commercial use. New version includes a new GUI.

5. BitDefender Linux Edition is also free.

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Old 10-28-2005, 06:53 AM   #49
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very very thank you skyeye

@ dtsazza: i wasnt asking about windows my windows box is well protected
 
Old 10-31-2005, 08:19 AM   #50
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hie does anybody know a useful free emulator for MS-Windows
i've heard of Wine but u have to pay for it isnt it????

i hope u can help me

jocom
 
Old 10-31-2005, 09:23 AM   #51
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No, Wine is free, you can download it from the Wine homepage. What's you're probably thinking of is Cedega, which was a branch of Wine previously known as WineX that's optimised for gaming APIs. Then there's Crossover Office, which also has strong ties to the Wine project and isn't free.

However, your standard Wine is completely free of charge, and works well (for various values of "well") with most Windows applications.

And P.S., since this question isn't really about "free download of Linux version" any more, you probably would have been better off posting it in its own, new thread.
 
Old 11-01-2005, 02:50 PM   #52
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all right dtsazza the next post ill start another thread if its not about "free download of linux"

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Old 11-15-2005, 12:22 AM   #53
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UBUNTO

how do i install UBUNTU, It dont boot


Sorry for being such a

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Old 11-15-2005, 02:13 AM   #54
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Edit: *sigh*.

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Old 11-15-2005, 11:30 AM   #55
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There are two major possible causes as to why it wont boot:

1. The ISO was not burned correctly
2. You have not set the bios to boot from the CD/DVD drive

As for step by step installation, it would be better to visit the Ubunu website and read.

 
Old 11-15-2005, 12:19 PM   #56
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you probably should verify the md5sum number of your .iso is correct before using it. You may be missing a small chunk.
 
  


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