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Offline Shiw Liang

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Re: Do I really need an Anti-Virus for Ubuntu?
« Reply #30 on: April 05, 2010, 05:43:39 PM »
@Chris

Ya I know ^_^
But I still have doubt about which one is better :)

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Re: Do I really need an Anti-Virus for Ubuntu?
« Reply #31 on: April 06, 2010, 10:45:14 AM »
Ubuntu Netbook Remix has better interface. More eye candy. Hope it's not as slow as KDE.

BTW, seems like it's kinda hard to post replies a while ago. Traffic?
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Re: Do I really need an Anti-Virus for Ubuntu?
« Reply #32 on: April 06, 2010, 06:29:18 PM »
Impressive :)
I would be glad to try it on one day I don't know when yet!

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Re: Do I really need an Anti-Virus for Ubuntu?
« Reply #33 on: April 08, 2010, 12:03:15 AM »
I'm running the 10.04 Beta 1 and it's working... we will have the Beta 2 tomorrow.
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Re: Do I really need an Anti-Virus for Ubuntu?
« Reply #34 on: April 08, 2010, 02:31:06 PM »
The netbook remix looks familiar...Can't think where from though...

EDIT: Ahh. Jolicloud: http://forum.avast.com/index.php?topic=19387.msg441269#msg441269
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Re: Do I really need an Anti-Virus for Ubuntu?
« Reply #35 on: April 08, 2010, 02:42:15 PM »
@ Tech

Ubuntu  10.10 is set for release in October, will be dubbed Maverick Meerkat,

I think it is going to be a Perfect Ubuntu if we are going to believe Ubuntu founder Mark Shuttleworth.

Read his blog post

http://www.markshuttleworth.com/archives/336

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Re: Do I really need an Anti-Virus for Ubuntu?
« Reply #36 on: April 08, 2010, 02:47:29 PM »
Comparison of Lucid Lynx Netbook Remix UIs (Ubuntu, Kubuntu, Lubuntu, Xubuntu)

KDE's Netbook Remix UI was a real eye candy. Though terribly slow. Gnome was said to have gotten a little slow too.
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Re: Do I really need an Anti-Virus for Ubuntu?
« Reply #37 on: April 08, 2010, 02:51:02 PM »
Chris Thomas, we're testing the 10.04 Beta and you're (they're) expecting the 10.10...
Step by step ;)
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Re: Do I really need an Anti-Virus for Ubuntu?
« Reply #38 on: April 14, 2010, 04:58:27 AM »
@L'arc:
I was using wine and I find it buggy O_O"

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Re: Do I really need an Anti-Virus for Ubuntu?
« Reply #39 on: April 14, 2010, 07:33:37 AM »
It's still under development and constant updates. As far as I know, WINE can now emulate a lot of Windows programs, though, mostly at 40-60% functionality.
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Re: Do I really need an Anti-Virus for Ubuntu?
« Reply #40 on: April 14, 2010, 11:29:41 AM »
Wine is the worse piece  of crap one can imagine; if you want to run Linux, run Linux and stick to it.

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Re: Do I really need an Anti-Virus for Ubuntu?
« Reply #41 on: April 15, 2010, 08:25:43 AM »
Wine is the worse piece  of crap one can imagine; if you want to run Linux, run Linux and stick to it.

Why should I constrain myself to Linux if the feature to cross boundaries is given, for free? You'll just have to be patient for its development 'til it's good for being my default OS, no more dual boot thingy. Hehe :)
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Re: Do I really need an Anti-Virus for Ubuntu?
« Reply #42 on: April 15, 2010, 06:43:47 PM »
Wine is the worse piece  of crap one can imagine; if you want to run Linux, run Linux and stick to it.
I run OS to experience them a bit and to see which one between all of these are better in side of:
1. Easiness
2. Best performance
3. Look

Well Ubuntu development is rather so an I am so impatient for them to reach a very good level!
By the way can't a lot of process be done for ubuntu?
The 9.10 just tired again yesterday and gave me a lot of bad moment!
Slow browser of firefox compared to xp which I was using!
Updating totally slow compared to Microsoft's update!

Hehe I have not yet tried out windows vista and 7 yet but my laptop won't support it I think!
Damn I wonder when I'll get the new one...by the way can a laptop of 1 gb of ram with pentium 4 processor support windows 7 ;D ?

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Re: Do I really need an Anti-Virus for Ubuntu?
« Reply #43 on: April 15, 2010, 07:06:43 PM »
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Damn I wonder when I'll get the new one...by the way can a laptop of 1 gb of ram with pentium 4 processor support windows 7  ?
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Re: Do I really need an Anti-Virus for Ubuntu?
« Reply #44 on: April 16, 2010, 05:02:20 AM »
Thank you for the link pondus