Re: Will Linux become as vulnerable as MS ??

From: Jim Richardson (
Date: 02/26/04

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    On Thu, 26 Feb 2004 00:04:24 GMT,
     Matt <> wrote:
    > Jim Richardson wrote:
    >> 6) With Linux, click on the attachment all you want, it's not going to
    >> be executed unless you go *way* out of your way to make it do so. Unlike
    >> MS-Windows...
    > But what if somebody popularizes a distro in which the default mail app
    > makes it easy to execute attachments? I am not an expert, but this is
    > easily doable, isn't it?

    No, popularizing such a distro is not easily doable. Writing the app,
    wouldn't be too hard I suppose. But why would people use it? Anyone
    smart enough to write the app, should be smart enough to not add that

    > Maybe that sounds unlikely now, but ten years from now, Linux might be
    > half of the OS market. Then there will be more demand for a "friendly"
    > Linux (cf. Lindows already).

    How would such a mail app be considered "friendly"?

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