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Old 12-18-2003, 09:24 PM   #1
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spyware, adware etc and linux

Do we have to worry about the infamous adware and spyware?

Old 12-18-2003, 09:27 PM   #2
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Most of the programs I use in linux are freeware...
And as the source codes of most of the programs are available to anyone, if a program is a spy/adware, it will most probably be found out... so... no worries for me... :P
Old 12-18-2003, 09:58 PM   #3
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As koyi pointed out, with the source of 90+% of linux software available, if someone tried to put spyware in their app, you'd hear about it here and the Linux community in general would drop it like a hot potato.


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