[oclug]Linux too hard?
transop at sympatico.ca
Sat Nov 23 12:25:58 EST 2002
On Sat, 23 Nov 2002 11:05:35 -0500 (EST)
thus spake Phil Tanguay <ptanguay at magma.ca>:
> On Sat, 23 Nov 2002, GR Gaudreau wrote:
> > Moreover, if and when Linux makes "the big time," crackers and
> > hackers will be very busy writing all kinds of nasty viruses,
> > trojans and worms for Linux as well, so don't kid yourself. :-)
> I know you're no fan of MS, GR, but you know what ? That's MS FUD
> right there. That's an argument often used by Windows apologists
> (to use a Pinteric saying), but it holds no basis in reality. The
> truth is, Linux has security designed in from the get-go, and unless
> you run your system as root, virus have little (little? none!)
> chance of spreading.
> I think David Skoll (all Hail rp-pppoe!) covered that topic nicely
> on his site. Check out
> He explains it much better than I could.
[gr] GAAAAAAKKK!!!! You mean I've fallen victim of M$ FUD?!?!?
But seriously, you don't think a virus, trojan or worm can infect
Linux? I was under the impression that a user's directory could
infected. I'll have a look see at David's essay.
> > Ave Linux! Moritori te salutant!
> Well, I don't know what that means, but it sounds good, so I'll
> agree with it!;>
[gr] It means "Hail Linux! Those who are about to die salute you!"
Originally, it was "Hail Cesar.... yadda yadda yadda" The Gladiators
would salute Cesar this way before they were to die in the arena for
Cesar's and the population's enjoyment. Now we just have boring hockey
and football... and let's not forget rugby. Now that's rough! :-)
> > Let the flames continue. :-)
> No flames coming from here.
[gr] No, not from you, but it's been my experience that there are
people who will flame anyone who talks positively of M$.
"Half the lies they told me aren't true!"
~ Yogi Berra
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