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Old 05-25-2005, 03:36 PM   #1
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ok I have heard of linux the lecturer on course I'm doing at the mo mentioned it's good

but I know nothing about it is it a stand alone or is it run via windows

is it user friendly/ how is the virus protection?

is it available via the shops etc..


sorry if this subject has been done to death.... Im of to search the web for more info
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Old 05-25-2005, 03:51 PM   #2
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Go here for the knoppix story and cd. download.
http://www.knoppix.net/
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Old 05-25-2005, 04:17 PM   #3
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per thanks for that looks like I go some reading /thinking to do

I have a second hand laptop that is running xp and even before I connect it to the net I seem to be having problem from a previous installed program containing a sasser worm virus........
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was just about to add I would does linux get virus attacks
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Go here for the sasser removal procedure and tool.
http://securityresponse.symantec.com...sser.worm.html
As to the virus attacks, no. Most of the idiots who write the viruses target windows as it is the most widely used O/S for maximum destruction.
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per thanks for that looks like I go some reading /thinking to do

I have a second hand laptop that is running xp and even before I connect it to the net I seem to be having problem from a previous installed program containing a sasser worm virus........
Microsoft released a patch for this almost 2 years ago...

http://www.microsoft.com/technet/sec.../MS04-011.mspx


My crystal ball does not tell me if you have SP2 installed, if not go here and get it as it contains all of these patches...

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/d...displaylang=en
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