I thought I'd answer the question with the address of a company that
shows Erie cars as in stock, but alas, responding tries to dig around on my
computer. Intentional or not, avoid posts from the sender of that one.
There have been quite a few of those around here lately, so be careful,
folks. You can get a nice bundle of virus crap from seemingly innocent
posts in this group these days.
1. Don't post virus warnings, they're often false.
2. Run a quality OS.
3. If you can't run a quality operating system for some reason, be
sure to use a virus scanner and spyware checker regularly and find out
ways you can work to acheive 2 instead.
On 8/1/2007 12:02 PM email@example.com spake thus:
That's because there ain't no such thing (unless there's some kind of
binary attachment that can carry a virus, like an executable program or
I'm still trying to figure out what the O.P. is talking about here.
I thought it was clear, but I guess not.
First of all, plain-text messages (either email [SMTP] or Usenet [NNTP])
*cannot* contain viruses or any other kind of "malware". Period.
Messages *can* carry viruses, but they must be encoded as some kind of
binary attachment (like one of the two examples I gave, either an
executable program or a Word document, where the virus would be in a
Word macro). The plain-text message itself cannot contain a virus, but
the *attachment* can.
The only other way bad stuff can happen from an email or Usenet message
is if there is a link (URL) to a web site that causes bad stuff to
happen when the user clicks on it.
Does this make sense now?
Whether or not it's a quality OS is a moot point and useless to dwell on
given it's market share. Repeating your mantra about it's lack of quality
is the same as fiddling while Rome burns, Nero, and it doesn't help the vast
majority of users (here and elsewhere) or got Windows with their machine and
through lack of something (skill, desire, whatever) aren't going to change.
While I realize you live in your own bubble of superiority, the great
unwashed masses who must deal with reality might like to know when they
could have a problem and avoid it rather than follow your Guru of the Sacred
OS down some other path. FWIW, I've been a BSD user since it was a baby and
think Linux folks are more than a tad off plumb for wasting years of effort
and opportunity (including the opportunity to put Windows on the mat) on
their favorite free for all OS. That, however, isn't important to most
users who are still going to be running windows, probably long after you're
at the old weenies home still bitching about it.
have a nice day
PS - known spelling and grammer errors left in to give you another useless
point to bitch about
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