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Re: [SUSE Linux Users] openSUSE 10.3 security

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  • Nik
    Hi again David, After reading the article - that quote is so true. I cannot tell you how much safer I feel on SUSE, then MS XP. It still feels so strange to
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      Hi again David,

      After reading the article - that quote is so true.

      I cannot tell you how much safer I feel on SUSE, then MS XP.
      It still feels so strange to not have to do all the scans, updates,
      re-scan's, manual cleaning of files and registry, etc that I used to
      do twice a day nearly every day.
      To switch on and just work away is so refreshing, but I feel sort of
      guilty, like I SHOULD be doing something. I'm sure I will shake the
      feeling very soon, and already other members of my family want to
      install it they are so impressed with the look and feel and security.

      Fantastic.

      Thanks again for the link to that article.

      Nick.


      --- In suselinuxusers@yahoogroups.com, David Adams
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      > I loved tis line from:
      http://www.theregister.co.uk/2003/10/06/linux_vs_windows_viruses/
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      > To mess up a Linux box, you need to work at it; to mess up your
      > Windows box, you just need to work on it, writes SecurityFocus
      > columnist Scott Granneman.
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      > ----- Original Message ----
      > From: Aaron Kulkis <akulkis00@...>
      > To: suselinuxusers@yahoogroups.com
      > Sent: Sunday, November 11, 2007 11:06:25 PM
      > Subject: Re: [SUSE Linux Users] openSUSE 10.3 security
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      > > I am not an authority, and I could well be wrong. But if you
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      > I heard there was one a couple years ago.
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