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  1. #31


    Germany/Florida
    Posts : 4,514
    Vista and Win7


    Any internet operation will be safer in Linux than in Windows. For every million pieces of malware for Windows there is maybe 1 or 2 for Linux. But I would not do any internet banking at all - but that may be just me.

    And thanks for the kind words. I was no professor - I spent my professional life developing and marketing operating systems for big host systems. But I have been long retired.

    And do not hesitate to ask questions whever they come up.

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  2. #32


    MD
    Posts : 865
    Windows 10 Pro x 64

    A/V etc


    Quote Originally Posted by whs View Post
    Any internet operation will be safer in Linux than in Windows. For every million pieces of malware for Windows there is maybe 1 or 2 for Linux. But I would not do any internet banking at all - but that may be just me.

    And thanks for the kind words. I was no professor - I spent my professional life developing and marketing operating systems for big host systems. But I have been long retired.

    And do not hesitate to ask questions whever they come up.
    >>>Your background certainly reflects in your ability to maneuver the pc now.

    I wondered if Linux, as you suggest, uses any software firewall or a/v programs.
    I have both for Windows. and did not know if they covered Linux or if it needed it own malware programs.
    Kudos for having the patience to help less skilled on forums. I know as a retired person that this consumes empty time but it still is a generous thing to do.
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  3. #33


    Germany/Florida
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    Vista and Win7


    There are AV programs for Linux - I think e.g. Avast has a Linux version. I have never used them yet but it cannot be a mistake to look into that.

    List of Free Antivirus Software for Ubuntu / linux mint | ubuntumisr
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  4. #34


    MD
    Posts : 865
    Windows 10 Pro x 64

    A/V etc


    The A/V and firewall in Win 8 I use, does not cover Linux if used within the VM, I assume.

    Windows(Swiss cheese)users are prone to think of these defenses.

    The following link is not news to you I am sure but I found the inherent firewall with newer Linux systems to be interesting.
    It is in the kernel section of the article.

    Free Agent: Linux Firewalls and Antivirus--Needed or Not? | PCWorld
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  5. #35


    Germany/Florida
    Posts : 4,514
    Vista and Win7


    The Windows firewall does not really help, only the firewall in the router.

    Yes I had seen this PC World article. The recommended ClamAV is very popular and you can install it from the Software Center.
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  6. #36


    MD
    Posts : 865
    Windows 10 Pro x 64

    drivers


    Hello
    In further studying of VMs I saw a feature that had to do with drivers.
    The time I tried a VM I could not get drivers for my AIO printer - HP 6500A.
    Ordinarily I have to perform a 32 MB download to get drivers from HP as they have the set up bundled.

    Once your VM is done do you still have to attend to drivers such as those that run the printer?


    Thank you
    Last edited by Peter2; 10 May 2013 at 09:13.
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  7. #37


    MD
    Posts : 865
    Windows 10 Pro x 64

    Beginning


    It took me a long time to watch the videos but I am done.
    In a nutshell, I think I go to page 2, install mint then the installer then view the tutorial for the stick but do not go as far as the elegant explanation -correct?

    The upside is that I can use this with either pc. The downside is that I won't have a VM to add other systems to.
    At the end of the stick video you mentioned another video - where is that on? If I follow the directions on page 2 for the usb stick ,it is created but I do not know what to do after that whereas the VM video seems to have complete steps.

    I noticed the more elegant choice which included the VM.

    Can either or both allow me to use my email programs?
    Last edited by Peter2; 10 May 2013 at 11:14.
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