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rtrahan
December 23rd, 2008, 05:12 PM
Just bought my first Linux machine with the following specs from System76:
1 x Pangolin Performance
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*Operating System : Ubuntu 8.10 (Intrepid Ibex) 64 Bit Linux
+ $0.00
*Display Resolution : 15.4" WXGA Super Clear Glossy LCD (1280 x 800)
+ $0.00
*Processor : Core 2 Duo P8600 2.40 GHz 1066 MHz FSB 3 MB L2 (25 Watt)
+ $220.00
*Memory : 4 GB - DDR2 800 MHz - 2 DIMMs
+ $50.00
*Hard Drive : 320 GB 7200 RPM SATA II
+ $80.00
*Optical Drive : CD-RW / DVD-RW
+ $0.00
*Wireless : Intel Wi-Fi Link 5300 - 802.11A/B/G/N Up to 450 Mbps
+ $25.00
*Bluetooth : Bluetooth
+ $0.00
*Extra Battery : no extra battery
+ $0.00
*Extra AC Adapter : no extra AC adapter
+ $0.00
*Car AC Adapter : no car AC adapter
+ $0.00
*Laptop Bag : no bag
+ $0.00
*Hardware Warranty : 3 Yr. Ltd. Warranty and Technical Support
+ $195.00

Since this is the fist machine I have owned with Linux could someone direct me to a good anti-virus? I've used Norton, McAfee, and Microsoft All-In-One. But I did not know if Norton or McAfee works on Linux?

Thanks in advance this has been a great forum for me

imhavoc
December 23rd, 2008, 05:22 PM
Be of good cheer! If you'll stick with Linux, you won't need an anti-virus. at least for the foreseeable future.

Maybe someday that will change, but for now, creating virii for Linux is too much work.

thomasaaron
December 23rd, 2008, 06:35 PM
There is an anti-virus program in the repositories called ClamAV. However, Imhavoc is right. There's really no need for it at the moment.

Alvinius
December 23rd, 2008, 07:20 PM
Congratulations on that new Pangolin!

"Toto, I've a feeling we're not in Kansas anymore"

gila_monster
December 23rd, 2008, 11:57 PM
There is an anti-virus program in the repositories called ClamAV. However, Imhavoc is right. There's really no need for it at the moment.

What Tom said. Bear in mind, though, that I think ClamAV actually scans your system for Windows viruses. Which, if you're not running a mail server, isn't necessary.

Congrats on the system. I've been quite happy with my Pangolin.

rtrahan
December 24th, 2008, 07:21 PM
I am typing from my new Ubuntu as we speak and I have to say I am impressed thank you Ubuntu forum for letting me see the light :popcorn: