For those who invest in Anti-virus protection for their *ix boxes. Years ago I remember John McAfee, Peter Norton, and Friðrik Skúlason all started their own anti-virus projects and all made anti-virus free to individuals. Over time Peter bought himself a gay bar in New York, John went mostly into high cost corporate products and…
Ubuntu 11.04 Is Now Available
We downloaded and are streaming (bit torrent) all six of the working torrents for the latest Ubuntu, Natty Narwhale, which was released this week. The main download page is here: http://www.ubuntu.com/download/ubuntu/download and you can find alternate means of downloading here: http://www.ubuntu.com/download/ubuntu/alternative-download. If you have not tried Ubuntu and would like to see it without changing your computer, download the appropriate file and burn it to CD-ROM to make a Live CD that you can try without altering your computer. You can make a USB boot drive once the CD is booted, which will run faster than the CD runs.
Virus Costs Computer Owners
The twitter.com web company has begun suspending accounts belonging to people whose computers are infected with ‘Koobface’ virus. The virus posts messages using the infected person’s accounts on social networking web sites, such as FaceBook.com, MySpace.com, and Twitter.com. The viral messages contain links, which when clicked spread the virus to the clicking party’s computer.