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Old 07-23-2009, 10:09 PM   #1
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installing in linux and anti virus

i just made the switch from windows to linux i want to know how to install software and if i need anti virus for linux
Old 07-23-2009, 10:20 PM   #2
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In most instances No
you don't need anti-virus for linux Desktops
but I think they do for servers?

please provide more info on your computer
what linux your using/want to use
and waht software you wanna installl?
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i just made the switch from windows to linux i want to know how to install software
In general you use the packet manager from your distribution to install software.
However, if the software isn't available from the repo's, you can install from source.
A good start would be
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Look at 'Hardening the Linux desktop' and 'Hardening the Linux server'. Simple but IBM's look at hardening.

A lot of GNU/Linux users fall into the thought that things are OKy dokey when there not. Paranoia is good when working with your systems. Social engineering does occur while using GNU/Linux as your OS. Caution and awareness of your environment is very important.


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