Linked by Christian Paratschek on Thu 23rd Sep 2004 05:59 UTC
Editorial After reading Adam Scheinberg's original article "The Paradox of Choice" and Kevin Russo's response, I want to add my personal comments to this discussion. I will quote Adam and Russo several times and pick up their arguments.
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re: re: @Thom Holwerda
by pavel on Thu 23rd Sep 2004 20:29 UTC

not really, a lot of isp's block those ports, and netbios ports etc.

Then his claim about running without firewall is not true.

Now I'm running linux at home and every day I see in a firewall log thousands of connection attempts to ports used for windows networking from all over the internet. I guess these come from machines infected by blaster, sassler etc..

On the other hand, I also ran windows machines without active antivirus for several years and never got a virus.