[Homeroast] E-mail addresses hijacked.

Rich rich-mail at octoxol.com
Sun Jan 22 22:28:45 CST 2012

The current releases of Ubuntu are as user friendly as windows and 
unless you just have to have MS software all the same functionality. 
There is a huge active Ubuntu community that is actually helpful. You 
are not required to know how to use a command line or terminal with 
Ubuntu and you will never have to tweak a configuration file. This was 
not true with Ubuntu 8.4 but the current release is 11.10. The Android 
smart phone is running Linux and many of the net-books run Linux. 
Likewise most of the tablets. Linux is considerably more secure.

On 01/22/2012 09:53 PM, Joseph Robertson wrote:
> Frank,
> Although the idea here is to stay on the home coffee roasting topic,  the
> subject of this thread is, ( E-mail addresses hijacked.) I for one buy
> green coffee online and this subject came up because a spammer got onto
> this list with a ( click on and your screwed, I mean hijacked ) link. I
> know Tom wants us to be safe and purchase his beans and products with out
> to much worry of internet safety. I for one really appriciate your comment
> on the challange of a linux OS. It really helps me understand the issues we
> are faced with to use this list on a daily basis as I know I do. You put in
> plain english what I would have like to be able to mention about Linux
> OS's. Thank you. Seems so true with a Windows OS, you really need to think
> before you click and watch where you surf.
> Happy roasting when you get back to it. That's were I'm heading now.
> sincerely,
> Joe
> On Sun, Jan 22, 2012 at 6:37 PM, Frank Parth<fparth at mac.com>  wrote:
>> Steve,
>> Ubuntu is good. But it requires far more technical knowledge than the vast
>> majority of people want to deal with. People just want their computer to
>> work and not have to configure it and deal with the limited number of
>> programs available for minority OSes. I enjoy playing with Linux
>> occasionally, but I can't afford to run my business on it. I need something
>> that employees can easily understand and work with.
>> One threat-monitoring site, http://www.f-secure.com/**
>> weblog/archives/00002300.html<http://www.f-secure.com/weblog/archives/00002300.html>,
>> has just released their report on the amount of mal-ware for the Mac OS.
>> They say there are several dozen new baddies out there for the Mac (most of
>> which  are trojans which can only be accessed by logging onto bad web sites
>> (most file-sharing ones)). But compared to the millions of mal-ware threats
>> for Windows I feel perfectly safe.
>> The US Air Force bought 25,000 Apple computers back in 1984-85. That's how
>> I got exposed to them. I've been buying Apple products for my own use since
>> 1987. I stay logged on the Internet 24 hours a day (often in some odd
>> countries), have  no anti-malware software, and have never had a virus,
>> trojan, or macro virus.
>> By comparison, when I boot up Windows 7 (using Fusion in a virtual
>> environment) it takes 30 minutes or so to download and install all the
>> current mal-ware updates. I try not to bring up Windows unless I need to
>> use MS Project for a client.
>> But this is getting far off-topic. To get this back to coffee roasting, I
>> enjoy using Artisan S/W to run my Quest when I roast so I can get
>> repeat-able roasts.
>> Did I do good bringing this back to roasting?
>> ;)
>> Frank
>>    Hello Roasters,
>>>   As a fairly passive listener I have not commented much as i have done
>>> little coffee roasting (i will in the future).
>>>   However i had to comment on the computer infection issues - Using a
>>> version of Linux would go a very long way to prevent malware on your
>>> computers as the majority of malware is written for the Windows
>>> environment.  You can easily dual bootyour computer (when the computer
>>> starts you can choose which OS to operate) with Linux(Ubuntu or Mint isa
>>> good start). So when i get email, visit various websites etc, I have a very
>>> low risk of infection.  And yes there is no perfect defense but using a
>>> good defensive strategy goes a very long ways in keeping your computers
>>> secure.Thanks for sharing the knowledge, hope this helps and Happy Roasting!
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