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RE: [dvd-discuss] W32.Klez.H infection on of our group member's PC

***blatant self promotion***

For those Windows users interested in a unix-like
computer to experience the difference, please contact me and we can work
something out.

I can offer you:
Debian, Mandrake or (in some cases) Dead Rat.


On Thu, 3 Jul 2003, Jeme A Brelin wrote:

> On Thu, 3 Jul 2003, Richard Hartman wrote:
> > The news doesn't report on UNIX vulnerabilities because UNIX is not
> > popular.  Go to www.cert.org and search on UNIX if you want to see
> > what's out there.
> I think the original poster was asking someone to justify the claim that
> there was an email-transmissable virus that could infect any Unix (or
> unix-like, presumably) system.  I think Windows users don't understand how
> incredibly unlikely such a thing would be because of the binary
> incompatibility across hardware and software platforms, the permission
> structure, and the diversity of available application software and script
> interpreters.
> In other words, Unix (and unix-like) systems can contain vulnerabilities
> as can the applications run on those systems, but they are not the type of
> casual infections to which a Windows system is susceptible.
> J.
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