__/ [Gordon] on Tuesday 10 January 2006 12:00 \__
> On Tue, 10 Jan 2006 11:49:03 +0000, John wrote:
>> Grisoft expands its award-winning product line with AVG Free for Linux - a
>> free version of its advanced anti-virus tool designed specifically for
>> home use on the Linux desktop.
>> I thought Computers using Linux couldn't get infected, has AVG wasted
>> their time and effort?
> Mpstly correct....
> Most linux systems have an AV to avoid passing viruses on to windows
> machines that DO get infected......
This mainly indicates that the Linux market is growing and is expected to
continue its growth. There are always some suckers who fall victim to
virus FUD and purchase an utterly unnecessary piece of software, which
burns CPU and RAM in vain. Would you believe that AV software exists for
Palm OS as well? What a scam!
Notice the address above. Subdomain is "free", which is an indicator of
poor software (read on) that was poorly invested in as the _domain is a
dot com_. The developers must have attempted to create Linux viruses and
push them onto the wild for a scare factor. After a miserable failure and
some pointless lines of code, they chose to publish the code and make it
free, even under the identity of a profit-making company. Needless to say,
they realised this would give their work a slim chance of being download-
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