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Running Puppy, Have a few questions.

Discussion in 'Linux / BSD / Mac OS X' started by pepsi71ocean, Nov 8, 2008.

  1. pepsi71ocean New Member

    Nov 7, 2007
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    Ok well i finally got the balls to take the first step and jump feet first into Linux. I chose a small version of Linux called Puppy Linux. This version is quite stable from what ive gotten to so far. I'm at the point where i am looking into the feasibility of using it as a business computer to do paperwork, track balances and what not.

    I have puppy installed on a CD-RW, and the data is saved to USB, and then i have the HDD on the e machine hooked up so i can listen to music and what not.

    I know Linux is virtually virus free, but is Puppy the better more secure of the Linux series?

    Are linux viruses dependent on the distro, or are they universal?

    If i had a few bad viruses on the old e-Machine that were windows based, would these viruses run and do what ever they do while i have puppy running? Im wondering because i suspected i had a keylogger virus on the emachine, and if i am running linux will the vuris record my activities if i go to my bank's website to check money or something.

  2. xfire


    Nov 22, 2007
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    Linux virus will probably be universal as they all use the same but modified Kernel.
    As far as windows viruses affecting you comp, it won't happen,

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