WinXP or Ubuntu Feisty?

Discussion in 'Virus Information' started by Gerry \(The MOTH\), Apr 3, 2007.

  1. I've been messing about with my laptop over the last week or so and
    installed the linux OS Ubuntu Feisty in a Dual Boot system with my
    previously installed WinXP SP2.

    Now on my WinXP I have Zone Alarm Firewall, Avast Anti-Virus and Ad-Aware
    Spyware. I'm going to be using one of my partionions as a shared drive for
    music and videos, so have looked at Firestarter (Firewall) and Avast
    Anti-Virus for Linux, but is there any spyware apps for linux or do you not
    need it?
    I may be switching between systems to download mp3's etc.. so want to be
    safe whatever OS system I'm running, well that is until I'm fully happy with
    Ubuntu and ditch WinXP.
    Gerry \(The MOTH\), Apr 3, 2007
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  2. I know theres loads of spyware available, I was looking for recommendations,
    should have been more explicit.

    I've been on this newsgroup before for advice on security for Windows XP so
    was just asking about Linux to see what people thought?
    Gerry \(The MOTH\), Apr 3, 2007
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  3. Gerry \(The MOTH\)

    MAP Guest
    MAP, Apr 3, 2007
  4. Gerry \(The MOTH\)

    MAP Guest

    No you were asking if you needed it for Linux
    and since their are software for it the answer would be yes you do need it!
    As for which ones are best....maybe you should ask in a Linux newsgroup.
    MAP, Apr 3, 2007
  5. Gerry \(The MOTH\)

    lefty Guest

    not really man the most unrelaible linux be it ubuntu or wich ever one is 1,000,000 times safer then xp and plus man just use the firewall that comes with it or go top the repos to find it. Ubuntu = no virus, no spyware, no hacking , no worries :) - .NET Developer Portal of Choice
    lefty, Apr 19, 2007
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