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Hi all. Greetings from yet another Linux virgin/Windows refugee (pick one). This is my second day as a Linux user and I know absolutely nothing about it! Even so, I ...
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    Hi all. Greetings from yet another Linux virgin/Windows refugee (pick one).

    This is my second day as a Linux user and I know absolutely nothing about it! Even so, I have succeeded in installing Xandros 2 in a triple-boot system with Opera and getting on-line.

    So far I am not at all displeased with Xandros, even if Xandros Networks did hose my system and force me to reinstall. I have now learned to avoid it.

    My first questions involve internet security. Do I actually need any with Linux? I did download and try to install Firestarter but only got a long list of error messages. I haven't tried any anti-virus software yet. Does any even exist for Linux? All I have seen so far seems mainly to filter email attachments for Windows recipients.

    Thanks for any suggestions on these matters.

    Rikki

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    Welcome to LinuxForums! Since you are using Xandros I think you can get quicker answers to your questions in the Xandros distribution forum. Just a thought from another " new to Linux " human.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rikkitic
    My first questions involve internet security. Do I actually need any with Linux? I did download and try to install Firestarter but only got a long list of error messages. I haven't tried any anti-virus software yet. Does any even exist for Linux? All I have seen so far seems mainly to filter email attachments for Windows recipients.
    I think you'll find that the majority of Linux desktop users don't run any firewall or antivirus software and I don't use it myself, but applications do exist for that purpose. Whether or not you might need it would really depend on what you use your machine for and your surfing habits while on the net.
    oz

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