Sunday, October 31, 2010

The best anti-virus out there!

Last week my mom forwarded an email to me and I started to laugh. The email was to warn me about a virus that is spreading and destroying peoples data. I called my mom and told her that she does not have to worry. I explained that this virus is for Windows OS and she is running Ubuntu for over a year. Even if she downloaded it she wouldn't be able to run it and the virus would not know what to do on the Linux platform. My mom is not very technically savvy but she is happy with using Linux. I installed her system and made sure that it is easy to use. I explained to her that the best anti-virus software is Linux.

I always thought that this virus thing was mostly just fear installed in people. Every time you go to a store you see McAfee or Norton Antivirus. The sales people are trying to scare you into purchasing their products. The bottom line is to make money of the fear of users. I am not sure if the anti-virus products are still the same as they used to be in the past but I remember them always popping up. Somehow, I always thought of the anti-virus software as a freaking virus itself. Always needing something, taking my computer resources and being a horrible nuisance. Just get off my screen!

Like a lot of things in our society, all you have to do is instill fear into people and then sell them products to protect themselves. Antivirus software is big business and the industry is very good at scaring the common computer user. Most viruses could be avoided just by following simple common sense rules. Anyways, my mom found out that she is immune to majority of viruses that are out there and that her precious data is safe for now. The way Linux is created makes it difficult for viruses to function. Linux is the best anti-virus software that you can get.

Thursday, October 28, 2010

World of Padman

World Of Padman is a great first person shooter game. Initial release date was in 2007 and it has become very popular among the Linux community since then. World Of Padman works great on Windows, Mac OS and GNU/Linux. It is unique from other FPS games and it is open source. This is a cartoon style game that is very adorable and has awesome 3D graphics. A single player mode is not yet implemented but you can go into multiplayer and add some bots. Also, you can play offline against these bots or play online against other realtime players. There are plenty of different guns to choose from and many aesthetically pleasing maps. The game is fun, fast and addictive. If you want to see a preview check out the video here. Otherwise go to their website and download the WOP game. You will have tons of fun with this gorgeous first person shooter. Enjoy!

World Of Padman website.