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Re: A waste of time?

  • Subject: Re: A waste of time?
  • From: Roy Schestowitz <newsgroups@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Tue, 10 Jan 2006 13:31:24 +0000
  • Newsgroups: comp.os.linux.advocacy
  • Organization: schestowitz.com / MCC / Manchester University
  • References: <F_qdnUMX8ZezAl7eRVnyiA@eclipse.net.uk> <pan.2006.>
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__/ [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.
>> http://free.grisoft.com/doc/20/lng/us/tpl/v5
>> 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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