Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 10th Nov 2009 09:31 UTC
Windows Last week, security vendor Sophos published a blog post in which it said that Windows 7 was vulnerable to 8 our of 10 of the most common viruses. Microsoft has responded to these test results, which are a classic case of "scare 'm and they'll fall in line".
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RE: Comment by satan666
by Doca on Tue 10th Nov 2009 15:32 UTC in reply to "Comment by satan666"
Doca
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2006-01-30

Satan, you YET don't have to use an AV because Linux is only 01 percent of the desktop market. There is no point in f***ing just one percent of the desktop market when you can target around 90 percent. If the desktop share was very simmilar, I think you might be using an AV permanently.

Back to the subject of the news:

And there are guys over there that say "Windows is insecure" and right after that states "I don't use Windows". How ignorant can you be to make a statement like that? I've seen the same statement from a professor at Carnegie Mellon on the IT Security classes. The worst about this is that a person that gives classes about something usually dictates the culture over it and that is a serious thing.

But we all are missing the point, here. I too agree that security companies spread FUD about a lot of things based on user (lack) of knowledge.

Oh, do you see how things are? Not only the companies do that, anyone misinformed about something can state something "serious". It all depends on WHO says. And if this guy is a somewhat "misinformed" person on a somewhat big company, the information will spread. And eventually get a response and generate some discussions around the web...

So, have fun!

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RE[2]: Comment by satan666
by Devi1903 on Tue 10th Nov 2009 16:28 in reply to "RE: Comment by satan666"
Devi1903 Member since:
2009-11-05

Linux is only 01 percent of the desktop market.


I am not convinced that this is a true reflection of Linux usage. Many people use both windows and linux on a day to day basis, but would probably be considered windows users.

If the desktop share was very simmilar, I think you might be using an AV permanently.


While i have no doubt in my mind that AS linux increases its market share viruses will crop up, it is just not a simple & easy to create a virus to infect Linux as it is to create only that will infect windows.

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RE[2]: Comment by satan666
by Tuishimi on Tue 10th Nov 2009 17:41 in reply to "RE: Comment by satan666"
Tuishimi Member since:
2005-07-06

Satan, you YET don't have to use an AV because Linux is only 01 percent of the desktop market. There is no point in f***ing just one percent of the desktop market when you can target around 90 percent. If the desktop share was very simmilar, I think you might be using an AV permanently.


It's that devil-may-care attitude that got him kicked out of heaven.

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RE[2]: Comment by satan666
by lemur2 on Tue 10th Nov 2009 22:29 in reply to "RE: Comment by satan666"
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2007-02-17

Satan, you YET don't have to use an AV because Linux is only 01 percent of the desktop market. There is no point in f***ing just one percent of the desktop market when you can target around 90 percent. If the desktop share was very simmilar, I think you might be using an AV permanently.


Actually, Linux is far more prevalent than 1%, even if we look only at the desktop market.

Linux reportedly has 32% of the netbook market, for example:

http://blogs.computerworld.com/15068/where_is_the_linux_desktop_goi...

http://www.computerworld.com/s/article/9140343/Linux_s_share_of_net...

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