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Old 04-12-2007, 09:18 PM   #16
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Originally Posted by forrestt
Linux is virtually incapable of getting viruses unless you run as root (and even then, there isn't much chance). Windows does a lot of things with superuser (administrator) privileges even if you are logged in with a normal user. That is why it is susceptible to being infected with viruses whereas Linux/Unix aren't.
That is ... incorrect.

There are viruses for Linux, and though as a normal user it is most likely only that user's profile might be infected, as root the same virus could kill the system, having total access to the entire file system.

As far as pron goes, I'd tell you how my friend obtained his library, but I doubt that's appropriate for this forum.


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