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and then they still have to know specifically weather you're running KDE or Gnome.
Not really, it's possible to detect which one you are using, and it's quite simple actually. This isn't a hindrance, in any case.

The real problem is getting past the users who know their stuff (which, I thought, was most of the Linux user) and will notice the .desktop extension in the e-mail.

But then again, OCN has showed me that even when you think that everyone who belong to a certain group (like Linux users) know their stuff, there are still a lot of stupid people.

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just wont be that many people who write viruses for linux because there are so many distros, as well as there being the majority of the linux users very tech savvy, and know alot about their computers/os... it could be dangerous for people to create virus' because those infected could somehow find a way to get the infector back
There may very well be many distros, but the main difference (and the only difference that should matter) is the window manager.

You may think that the majority of Linux users know their stuff, but I used to think there wasn't a single OCN user who was downright stupid. I found out I was wrong about 10 minutes after joining OCN.
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Ok, there is proving a point, but going as far as telling us how?
Ok so they are saying that windows out of the box is prone to malware and if you try really hard you can break linux and make it vulnerable?
Ok. That sounds reasonable.
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Signed packages are only for distro repositories in order to ensure package integrity. My point was that a lot of new users do not even know what a package manager is and they go around trying to find software from random places on the web. This is a problem. If you don't believe it's a problem, just go read the Linux forum here on OCN sometime. Lot's of newbs are constantly saying "I can't get such in such package to work, I downloaded it directly off such and such website." They don't even know what a package manager is (because the concept is foreign in Windows).
Some people do need to download these packages - there's nothing bad security-wise in itself, the problem is with people downloading stuff from warez.com or freepr0n.net and typing in the root password as soon as they click it.
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