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Old 02-12-2005, 05:21 PM   #1
Hugh Jass
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Trojan Horse

Hello everyone.

I would like to claim a record as the newest newbie what am.

I don't even have Linux yet!...dialup!, SimplyMepis is on there prizes?

I am here because of a Trojan acquired in early December.

I had all the defences up; I don't visit dodgy sites; my wife goes only to News and Banking, but it got through.

I reacted in the common way and installed an even more expensive Firewall and AV.

A pal suggested Firefox and it's been a kind of progression since then. I found Firefox to be superb and played with the themes and extensions and whatnot for a few hours and downloaded Thunderbird. After a month with not even a tracking cookie (I have SpyDoctor, AdAware, Spybot, the MS beta thingy and Uncle Tom Cobbleigh and all!) I thought this open source stuff was pretty cool. Another record folks, I downloaded OpenOffice (56Mgs) on dial-up using Fx's download manager... cut off three times and still installed without a hitch.

Well, with all this success I thought I'd have a look at Linux which I'd previously thought to be in the domain of computer geeks and pro's only.

What I've found out is fairly encouraging, ie I can dual-boot and probably bail out if I can't handle it.

A benevolent type would rate my computer skills as 'Moderately competent User'. A low-life, malignant person might categorise me as 'one step above clueless'.

Anyway, nice to meet you all.

My, you're a good-looking bunch!

Old 02-12-2005, 07:59 PM   #2
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Welcome to LinuxQuestions.

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Old 02-12-2005, 08:02 PM   #3
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Welcome to LQ,good choice on Mepis,there is a great group at MepisLovers.Most people end up on the linux side when they dual boot,when they do boot windows spend most of the time updating ant-virus anti-this anti-that that the say the heck with it.
Old 02-13-2005, 07:17 AM   #4
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You might also consider Debian Linux.

Fairly easy to install, but once you get your system up and running it's a dream! Updating is a snap with apt-get or Synaptic (its front end).

And welcome to LQ!
Old 02-13-2005, 09:58 AM   #5
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Thanks all!


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