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Re: Dumb users spread viruses
As much as I respect Paul's opinions, are you sure Mozilla is viable as a solution to the virus problem? I still fell it's an OS problem. And yes even with Mozilla I still leave the AV software on a client's PC. Lusers still like to click on things and having the mail client /dev/null attachments is not viable as they want their family to send attached pictures of the grandkids.At 02:46 PM 2/8/2004, Paul Vixie wrote:Do you honestly think that any IT manager is going to be successful getting an entire company to dump Outlook/Exchange and stop using anti-virus software? Do you have an example (within the North American area of interest to NANOG members) where this has actually happened?In this past year's tour of my friends and family, I've taken to removing their antivirus software at the same time I remove their spyware, and I've taken to installing Mozilla (with its IMAP client) as a way to keep the machine from having any dependency on anti-virus software. IT managers are encouraged to consider a similar move next time they're asked to approve the renewal costs of a campus-wide anti-virus license.
And JC, yes I am working on getting this company to move from Windows to Mac. Windows users know better than to come to me with their latest Windows Woes. I gently pat my iMac and say "Gee, I don't have that problem" with a Smug BOFH grin :-)