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Re: Really 'dumb' question: why does Linux have viruses? linux virus, linux malware

The Natural Philosopher wrote:

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By your (incorrect) definition.


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chrisv wrote:
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Correct definition, troll.


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The Natural Philosopher wrote:

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Wrong.


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Hadron wrote:

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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Usage_share_of_operating_systems

Idiot

You are really a nasty piece of Snit, Hadron Larry

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Ezekiel wrote:
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well most windows serves are for offies and now they all run as VMs on
linux hosts, so its a bit of a moot point innit?

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On 9/1/2011 8:04 AM, Ezekiel wrote:
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The Linux clowns just fabricate crap up without an ounce of evidence to
backup their lip-service. Linux is no more leading the O/S server market
at 70% than the man in the moon. The only thing Linux servers are
leading in usage is Web servers.

But if facts are shown that MS is leading in total market share in
server O/S(s), the clowns come up with unjustifiable lip-service that MS
fabricated the numbers or article posted by a site is owned by MS.

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On 31/08/2011 10:45 PM, RayLopez99 wrote:
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You can anything at any permissions level you like. It's klutzier to do
this with Windows than with Linux, is all.

Wolf K.



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Wolf K wrote:
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Indeed, you can also run as administrator in Windows and runas an LUA,
your browser.

But I can't think of why anyone would, and I doubt it is as safe as just
running as an LUA in the first place.

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2473f87e1f88@t7g2000vbv.googlegroups.com:

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Calling me a clown and ragging on me, then having to accept what I said
must irritate you. eh? Ass fuck.
 
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You *don't* know all kinds of things, pissant.
 
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Yep. Something I've had the skills to write for years, did write, retired
from. Still, I'll always know more than you. :)

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Re: Really 'dumb' question: why does Linux have viruses? linux virus, linux malware

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Shit for brains Dustin I was actually trying to make you look more
impressive than you actually are. I was pumping you up, you dump.
Lern to reed.

RL

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Sure ray...Btw, it's "Learn to read". dumbass.


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Which is kind of ironic, seeing as you sort of need to know computers
reasonably well to install linux. Yet, a monkey can install the latest
version of windows. [g]. When linux gets to that point, and they will,
so as to grow the userbase, We'll see more hacked linux systems.

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That indicates improper security measures being used. [g]. It's no
biggie, long time and I'm sure you've implemented stricter file sharing
since then.

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I didn't say the PLC was junk, just the software on them that I have to
work with most of the time was. [g]. A PLC is a fine control system.
Have you seen Hubbel's latest offerings?

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I know.


And in order to attract the userbase linux seems to be aiming for, they
will have to dumb it down some. Lax some of that inherent security.
When they do, Linux will have the same targets at it as windows does
today.

Linux isn't targetted less because the malware authors think it's
secure, far from that, it's just not viable if you want to make money.


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Dustin stated in post Xns9F54C21455E8DHHI2948AJD832@no on 9/2/11 3:58 PM:

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Ubuntu and other distros are pretty easy to install.
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Snit wrote:
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  I agree, and package managers make adding software a snap too. It's so
easy a Windows user could do it.

That's kind of the point.

Linux is very configurable and not shy about it. Even installation could
seem difficult if you opted not to just accept defaults. On the other
end of the spectrum was an OS such as Windows whose aim was to configure
everything, sit there spinning for an hour, no questions asked, and then
ask you if you want to e-mail grandma. Linux is very close to doing the
same sort of thing now. You end up with administrators that don't even
know that they are administrators - if your lucky, they're not running
as root.

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FromTheRafters stated in post j3rt06$855$1@dont-email.me on 9/2/11 5:39 PM:

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Well, with most distros you are not running as root by default.

When Ubuntu 11.10 comes out maybe I will make a video of how to install
it... might help some who feel scared of doing so see how easy it is.


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Snit wrote:
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That's good, but you *should* be able to say "all" here instead of just
"most".

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You would just be contributing to the problem of decreasing the overall
IQ of the Linux userbase. Developers should strive to make things *more*
difficult so as to weed the garden so to speak.


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FromTheRafters stated in post j3ru81$ebe$1@dont-email.me on 9/2/11 6:00 PM:

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Well, for the ones which you do run as root they should make it clear.  Do
any not?

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Hmmm, not sure I agree.  :)



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Re: Really 'dumb' question: why does Linux have viruses? linux virus, linux malware

On 09/02/2011 07:32 PM, Snit wrote:
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   No one I know wants to know anything about those items, let alone
manage them.

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As long as that attitude remains as the primary, my job security is set
in stone. [g]


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On 09/03/2011 01:53 PM, Dustin wrote:
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   As is mine as the local 'computer guy'. :(

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