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Oct
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comment Does Windows need a 3rd party antivirus program?
@sidran32 Importance? Tell me how many times you've seen antivirus for Linux being mass produced in a software store. Not a downloadable version from the product's website, but an actual hard disk copy. Linux is vulnerable to viruses, too, especially when it comes to the Java drive-by downloads (which is why I refuse to install the Java plugin for any browser). The importance of antivirus has been set by the antivirus manufacturers themselves, and then passed onto the consumer to make them feel that they may get a virus if they aren't using their product.
Oct
2
comment Does Windows need a 3rd party antivirus program?
@Hennes If my computer were to join the botnet when I had my dual boot, it wouldn't have been a very effective botnet since I was in Ubuntu most of the time. I don't even have Windows on dual boot anymore, so it's not a problem for anyone.
Oct
2
comment Does Windows need a 3rd party antivirus program?
@sidran32 No one is "pretending" that it is the valid thing to do. This was a legitimate answer to a legitimate question. No, you do not need antivirus. It's recommended. There's a difference between a necessity and a recommendation.
Oct
2
comment Does Windows need a 3rd party antivirus program?
Again, it's all about personal preference. I enjoy playing with fire.
Oct
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Oct
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answered Does Windows need a 3rd party antivirus program?
Oct
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answered What terms in my regex should I use in place of /b to not be subject to interference by control characters in MS Word or its brethern?
Oct
2
revised Installing GNU scientific library and linking to programme
Improve formatting and readability.
Oct
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reviewed Reviewed Installing GNU scientific library and linking to programme
Oct
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suggested approved edit on Installing GNU scientific library and linking to programme
Oct
2
reviewed Reviewed Kernel Panic - not syncing: VFS: Unable to mount root fs on unknown-bloc(8,2)
Oct
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reviewed Reviewed Why am I not able to add directory in linux $PATH
Oct
2
reviewed Reviewed Why won't top command show the right result?
Oct
2
reviewed Reviewed Best way to run autonomous process on Linux machine
Oct
2
reviewed Reviewed Bash script 'while read' loop causes 'broken pipe' error when run with GNU Parallel
Oct
2
revised CPU and HD degradation on sourced based Linux distribution
Fix some spelling errors.
Oct
2
reviewed Reviewed CPU and HD degradation on sourced based Linux distribution
Oct
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suggested approved edit on CPU and HD degradation on sourced based Linux distribution
Oct
2
revised Can you use a Mac mini without a UPS?
Fix readability.
Oct
2
revised Can't mount hard drive. Ubuntu 12.04
Improve formatting; fix commands.