Lolo Uila wrote:Okay dude, take a chill pill. First of all I don't know where you got the idea that Linux is cooperating with Microsoft and becoming less secure as a result. That is some serious misinformation.
A chill pill..? Check for example the news about Novell and Microsoft, and take those pills too, my pal.
Have you covered your eyes about Macintosh-Microsoft cooperation? Examine it, and stay calm if you can. Macintosh and Linux are based on UNIX, and due to that deplorable cooperation with Microsoft, it's not anymore impossible to break in. There are some viruses and Trojans to Mac, and Linux too. So do you leave your car door open, when you leave it for a day, or two? Is your apartment's doors open all night long? Please, inform the thieves too
Lolo Uila wrote:Secondly, anti virus software in Linux is a waste of disk space, but I don't suppose anything I say to you will convince you of that so you are welcome to run it if it makes you feel better. The reason you are finding little help is because almost no one else here bothers with it. It's not that we don't want to help, we just don't use the stuff.
Sad for you not to use them...
Lolo Uila wrote:I took a look at the AV software you mentioned, and the "klamav" component seems to be nothing more than the GUI front end for KDE, not the actual scanner engine. This was probably updated in Gutsy for compatibility reasons. The "clamav" components and data files are the actual virus scanner. As long as those are up to date you should be fine.
The current versions of Mint (Cassandra & Celena) are based on Feisty, not Gutsy. The versions in the repository should be current for Feisty. The next Mint release, "Daryna" will be based on Gutsy.
THESE lines above is useful information! You really do know how the AV stuff works. My thanks!!
Lolo Uila wrote:And finally, you need to understand that many of the people on this board are from different countries and cultures (Husse, for example, is from Sweden) and a lot of them don't speak English as their native language (or speak a culturally different version of English). This makes it easy to misunderstand the meaning of something they say, so you shouldn't be so quick to jump to a negative conclusion. This is one of the friendliest and most helpful boards I have ever been on, and I hang out on a LOT of them.
"first of all", emoticons are not depended on native language.
I noticed "Husse"is from Sweden. Oh, is it too far away from my home country..? I live in Finland. Check the map, in case you're not aware of the distance between these two countrys, and don't you dare to lecture me about misunderstandings!
Lolo Uila wrote:LOL! "boards" as in Bulletin Board Systems (BBS)! Am I showing my age or what? Make that forums... this is one of the friendliest and most helpful forums I have ever been on. So the next time someone says something that rubs you the wrong way, try and assume it's just a mis-communication or a failed attempt at humor. Because of the diverse bunch we have here that happens from time to time (only it's usually Scorp's fault :p) so don't take it so personally.
Ok, if you are able to, check the cultural debate between Finland and Sweden. it wouldn't be too hard to see how Finn's and Swede's have fought in every possible way. Nowadays there are not an open war between these two Europeans, but I've actually been tortured by Swede's for 17years. We have some parts in Finland, in which it's preferable to speak Swedish, but not Finnish... ..see? In Finland!
But you are talking very in a pleasant way(I don't mean the English you use), which is very comfortable! Thank you!