Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sun 22nd Oct 2006 22:56 UTC
Linux "The talk lately has centred about Vista's security APIs, but Linux certainly needs improvements in this area, because AV vendors still rely on an external kernel module to implement 'real time' file scanning." The Inq also reviews AVG antivirus for Linux, and concludes it is a must-have
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RE[13]: Pointless
by Thom_Holwerda on Mon 23rd Oct 2006 12:40 UTC in reply to "RE[12]: Pointless"
Thom_Holwerda
Member since:
2005-06-29

Name one case for Linux systems for which this claim holds.

Like I said: CAN take longer. There is no reason to assume that when you make a trip to the equator, you will surely get malaria. Would you still travel there without taking malaria medication?

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RE[14]: Pointless
by hal2k1 on Mon 23rd Oct 2006 12:45 in reply to "RE[13]: Pointless"
hal2k1 Member since:
2005-11-11

//Like I said: CAN take longer. //

But you know of no case where it has done so. I thought so.

//There is no reason to assume that when you make a trip to the equator, you will surely get malaria. Would you still travel there without taking malaria medication?//

What in heavens name are you talking about?

I'm not sure if this comment was another strawman:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Strawman

... or simply a non-sequitur
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Non_sequitur_%28logic%29

... but it makes little sense in this context where we can't seem to find any actual, real, valid use of an AV scanner for a Linux end-user system.

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RE[14]: Pointless
by Soulbender on Mon 23rd Oct 2006 12:47 in reply to "RE[13]: Pointless"
Soulbender Member since:
2005-08-18

Only there are numerous documented instances of people getting malaria in the tropics (a verified risk) and none of Linux malware (baseless speculation at best).

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