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[News] GNU/Linux User Discovers the Scary Thing Which is Windows

  • Subject: [News] GNU/Linux User Discovers the Scary Thing Which is Windows
  • From: Roy Schestowitz <newsgroups@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Wed, 10 Feb 2010 03:11:20 +0000
  • Followup-to: comp.os.linux.advocacy
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One Dad's Take: Why Windows Could be Worse Than Teen Dating

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| Though most of the machines at home are 
| currently Linux driven, there are a couple 
| of Windows machines in the house that are 
| used by my children for Software they 
| Cannot Live Without. My teenager likes 
| games, and my tweenager is quasi-addicted 
| to iTunes.
| Being a tolerant Dad you have to know when 
| to pick your battles. This may be a shock 
| to some Linux users out there, but compared 
| to boys, piercings, and parties, letting 
| them run Windows seemed to rank very low on 
| the Dad scale of things that can possibly 
| go wrong. Did I mention boys?
| [...]
| Instead, I launched my KNOPPIX liveCD and 
| used this great Linux utility distribution 
| to hunt down and kill the errant files that 
| I found online in this list. There were 
| also registry entries to delete, and 
| KNOPPIX has an on-board registry editor 
| (WINE-enabled) that lets you get in and fix 
| things, too. For me, using Linux as a 
| solution tool made absolutely sure that 
| things were done right.


A sensation of wonder about technological developments

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| So, after all this reading, one thing 
| becomes clear: knowing where our computers 
| are connecting to can become the difference 
| to detect infections. Later developments 
| seem to favor built in messaging clients 
| with login data. This means that those bots 
| are connecting as we connect the computer, 
| even when not being part of any attack, 
| only waiting forever, making it easy to 
| spot this with any port scanner. 



Run Evernote in Ubuntu Linux with Wine

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| I may even try running some other Windows programs in Wine at
| some point. Maybe. But there are so many excellent native Linux
| apps, I may not need to.

Version: GnuPG v1.4.9 (GNU/Linux)


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