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Old 02-10-2013, 09:16 AM
 
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Thanks everyone..... I am bummed though because I love those forums almost as much as I love C-D.
Download and burn you a Linux Live CD OS, boot up on it and then browse all you want without worry.
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Old 02-10-2013, 09:24 AM
 
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Yes, I loved the forum too and would be afraid to go on now. Kept thinking maybe somebody got kicked off and this was their revenge, they have no problem banning people from this site.
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Old 02-10-2013, 09:32 AM
 
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This doesn't mean the site itself is the original source of the malware. They may have been hacked and just be finding out about it now.
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Old 02-10-2013, 10:04 AM
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Download and burn you a Linux Live CD OS, boot up on it and then browse all you want without worry.
Except for the "worry" about the content you can no longer see, because it contains Flash or Silverlight or any of a dozen other proprietary plugins not available for Linux. Of course, misuse of those technologies on the server side was often the cause of the malware warning in the first place.
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Old 02-10-2013, 10:09 AM
 
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Except for the "worry" about the content you can no longer see, because it contains Flash or Silverlight or any of a dozen other proprietary plugins not available for Linux. Of course, misuse of those technologies on the server side was often the cause of the malware warning in the first place.
I don't know how functional it is but there is Moonlight for linux as a substitute for Silverlight. I don't know about Flash.
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Old 02-10-2013, 04:18 PM
 
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Except for the "worry" about the content you can no longer see, because it contains Flash or Silverlight or any of a dozen other proprietary plugins not available for Linux. Of course, misuse of those technologies on the server side was often the cause of the malware warning in the first place.
Not sure I am following you. Firefox is the default browser for every Linux distro I have used and all of the plugins are available. I run Linux daily and haven't run across a website or content that I couldn't view. You can also install Google Chrome in Linux which also works very well. I don't doubt there may be some out there that are a problem but apparently I never visit them, of course people have problems with websites in IE on windows machines all the time too.

Btw, there is a Linux application called "Moonlight" that runs silverlight content outside of the browser. There is a free open source linux substitute for almost everything these days.
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Old 02-10-2013, 06:07 PM
 
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Download and burn you a Linux Live CD OS, boot up on it and then browse all you want without worry.
You might be safe but for sure you'll experience slowness....

Instead of screwing around with the quirkiness of Linux use a virtual Windows environment....
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Old 02-10-2013, 08:37 PM
 
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You might be safe but for sure you'll experience slowness....

Instead of screwing around with the quirkiness of Linux use a virtual Windows environment....
Speed is not really a problem. After you boot up the Live CD OS, fire up the web browser and get going; everything is loaded up in RAM so it operates just as fast as it normally would. The only time it is slow is if it requests something new from the OS. We are talking about web browsing here so that isn't much of a problem at all.

I see your point that a virtual Windows environment would work as well but you would need a license for the copy of windows whereas Linux is free and for web browsing it doesn't get anymore simple or safer than a Linux Live CD.
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Old 02-10-2013, 09:00 PM
 
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Speed is not really a problem. After you boot up the Live CD OS, fire up the web browser and get going; everything is loaded up in RAM so it operates just as fast as it normally would. The only time it is slow is if it requests something new from the OS. We are talking about web browsing here so that isn't much of a problem at all.

I see your point that a virtual Windows environment would work as well but you would need a license for the copy of windows whereas Linux is free and for web browsing it doesn't get anymore simple or safer than a Linux Live CD.
Now you're really going to give Linux newbies an Excedrin headache.....

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Personally I've tried 3 live CD's (Ubuntu, Mint and Gentoo) and I've had issues with all three either with the network, sound or video. You know, the typical stuff Linux has problems with.
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Old 02-10-2013, 10:55 PM
 
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You might be safe but for sure you'll experience slowness....

Instead of screwing around with the quirkiness of Linux use a virtual Windows environment....
Why would it be slow? I suppose you might encounter slowness booting and maybe loading some larger programs off the LiveCD.
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