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Old 27. Nov 2018, 07:43 AM   #1 (permalink)
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One of the more sensible comparative reviews published.

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Old 27. Feb 2019, 03:20 PM   #2 (permalink)
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What is the difference between a Windows user and a GNU/Linux user?

The answer: A GNU/Linux user reads the available documentation, then bumps his head into the monitor in despair, then, at last, uses the system. A Windows user uses the system, then reads the available documentation and, at last, bumps his head into the monitor, in despair. :-)

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What is the difference between a Windows user and a GNU/Linux user?
Good quote.

I swear that over too many years doing this stuff I have NEVER encountered a Windows user who has read their antivirus documentation (until after they got infected)
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I swear that in all the 30 or more years that I have been using PCs, the only time I have got a Virus is when I installed Linux from a CD supplied by a supposedly reputable Linux distributor.
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I swear that in all the 30 or more years that I have been using PCs, the only time I have got a Virus is when I installed Linux from a CD supplied by a supposedly reputable Linux distributor.
That's interesting. What was the virus and Linux distro affected?
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I cannot remember the details as it was many years ago and a lot has happened since then.
It would have been an early Red Hat.
Remember I have been using PCs since they first became available in this country - and I don't mean generally available. I was working at IBM in Cosham when they first brought the PC into the UK.
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I cannot remember the details as it was many years ago and a lot has happened since then.
Thanks. I'd guessed it was nothing recent.

Malware infested CD's were common in Brazil when I first came here 15 years ago but they were contained within Windows software selections.
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