Re: Will Linux become as vulnerable as MS ??
From: Jim Richardson (warlock_at_eskimo.com)
Date: Thu, 26 Feb 2004 03:05:26 -0800
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On Thu, 26 Feb 2004 00:04:24 GMT,
Matt <email@example.com> 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
> 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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