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Old 09-07-2004, 04:23 PM   #1
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Linux utilities

I have just started using mandrake linux 10. I want to know which virus scanner do u recoomend thats either cheap or free. Must be updateable I have seen some which cant be updated Please consider I'm a very poor student.
Also i would like linux alternatives to the following

power archiver
adware professional se (spyware scanner)
Get databack for NTFS

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Old 09-07-2004, 04:50 PM   #2
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you don't need a virus scanner, you're virtually immune to viruses in Liinux. You also don't need spyware software, as you don't have ActiveX or any of that other stuff to worry about. You're free, my friend

as for software, the closest thing i've found to Dreamweaver, assuiming you primarily use it as a WYSIWYG editor, is Nvu -
if you're a hardcore codre, try Quanta website sucks, but you should be able to find what you need.

i assuming PowerArchiver is something of a "zip" tool? Your distribution should already come with one, probably Ark.

You'll find that most of what you need already comes with your distribution

now, what do you mean by the last softwar you need, get databack from NTFS?
Old 09-07-2004, 05:27 PM   #3
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I agree w/ the previous poster that you really don't need anti-virus
on linux. Maybe a firewall (firestrater?)?!? Anyway, here are some
links I picked up throughout the years.


Never used any, so I can't say how good they are
and whether they are appropriate.


p.s. Can't answer about NTFS


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