[PLUG] Basic Questions

Aditya Godbole aag.lists at gmail.com
Fri Jul 24 08:47:44 IST 2009

On Thu, Jul 23, 2009 at 11:08 AM, Vishal
Khialani<vishal.khialani at gmail.com> wrote:
> Hi,
> I have just started using linux and wanted to ask a few questions.
> 1) I have heard there are no viruses in linux.  Is that ture ? if no
> where can I get a good antivirus software for linux.

This claim is false. However, the number of viruses and their
effectiveness is so low, that you probably won't need an antivirus
solution. ClamAV and AVG have Linux versions.

> 2) Is there a site where I can visit daily to get some basic news and
> updates about linux.

What do you mean by updates about 'Linux'? The linux you use is
actually an aggregation of thousands of pieces of software written by
different people. You will have to track news and updates of each part
separately. There may be sites which aggregate news. Maybe your
distribution's website has something of that sort.

> 3) Kindly suggest a book which can teach me about basic as well as
> advance linux shell scripting so that I can be good at this os.

There is another thread going on on this list which is discussing this
very topic. You can take a look at that.


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