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It was heard that Linux is much safer than Windows, because fewer hackers attempt to attack Linux, maybe it is truth, and maybe it is just a rumor, I don't ...
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- 04-21-2007 #1
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- Apr 2007
free firewall and antivirus software the best for Mandriva ?
There is no antivirus software comes along with the new version Mandriva 2007 Spring Free DVD.
- 04-21-2007 #2
- 04-21-2007 #3
Yes, devils_casper is correct. Considering that Mandriva 2007/One is fitted with a network manager that allows you to firewall particular connections.
Applications > System > Configure Your Computer > Networking (or something similar).
There should be 2 options, firewall your network, or your pc which will protect your network.
Linux is virus resistant because there is hardly any automatic activity, most users have to chmod a file, and run it in the terminal themselves, so it is less likely you will get a virus on Mandriva.
Just for advice, you can improve your security by frequently updating your software packages (Which can be found in the Install/Add/Remove Software Configuration Panel).
- 04-21-2007 #4
Hi - I wrote this guide to security some time ago. It's still fairly up-to-date, but it doesn't cover everything. It might help you get started, so that's why I'm signposting it here.I am always doing that which I can not do, in order that I may learn how to do it. - Pablo Picasso
- 04-21-2007 #5
hi fingal !
i posted link of your guide only. its really helpful.
Last edited by devils casper; 04-21-2007 at 08:02 PM.
- 04-21-2007 #6Originally Posted by devils_casperI am always doing that which I can not do, in order that I may learn how to do it. - Pablo Picasso