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Old 07-17-2010, 04:21 AM   #91
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I got 1 virus in the 6-7 years I have used it because I was being stupid and downloading a bunch of pirated movies so I can burn them because I had to leave lol
Windows XP was the safest for me & now that I'm over to Linux.. shoot I should be 99% safer now lol
You are very lucky. People who I know and who use Windows are permanently suffer of viruses. One of the main question for Windows users is: which antivir is better? You should post somewhere on Windows forums. I am sure
everyone there will be greedy to ask to you how did you manage that your computer had only 1 virus for 6-7 years?
 
Old 07-17-2010, 07:02 AM   #92
Wim Sturkenboom
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you make me feel really worry, I never heard before about TROJAN under Linux, tell us if you will find it. The one of the reasons for using Linux is that you don't have to worry about all these nasty beasts.
http://www.pcworld.com/businesscente..._concerns.html

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Root for Linux is like admin in Windows. Don't having access to a root account you may find someday that you are unable eg. to mount a device. Again, if you really worry about safety of you computer you have to have full access to all its resources.

Finally if ubuntu is so safe why I know how to set the root password but ubuntu-user don't? If during installation ubuntu installer will give a choice to set password for root or use "sudo", and will inform how it may be done later (if the user change his mind and decide to use root account) it will be ok. But it doesn't work that way. And sooner or later ubuntu-user will find that has to login as a root, but how to login when one doesn't know the password?
Sudo (and single user mode in case of emergency) will cater for the situation where you usually need root access.
 
  


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