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Re: [tlug] Networking two Linux computers harder than Linux toWindows?

On Sun, 15 Apr 2007 04:05:49 +0900, "Stephen J. Turnbull"
<> wrote:

>  > Of course software isn't going to run if you don't start it...
> Where have you been for the last 10 years?

Running *nix systems on which software does not start unless I give the
express order for it to start.

It's one of the reasons I use *nix systems in the first place: *I* have
control over what it runs, not some pencil-neck programmer who doesn't
trust me to make the right decisions.

> Don't you get spam?  What is spam, if not the unwanted excretions
> from software running on machines whose owners didn't start it, don't
> know it's running (and in most cases, probably don't know it's
> installed :-/ )?

Agreed. How much of that spam is sent from *nix desktop systems? Some
is, I agree. However, what is the most vulnerable O/S to remote code
injection? What is the O/S of which the users are statistically most
susceptible to social engineering that (all too often) successfully
entices them into clicking on and running ant attachment/link in an

G. Stewart -

Recorded message on an answerphone: "This is not an answering machine,
this is a telepathic thought-recording device. After the tone, think
about your name, your number, and your reason for calling.... and I'll
think about returning your call."

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