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Ubuntu and safe web surfing?

On Sun, Apr 18, 2010 at 3:12 PM, Bill Horne <ehorne-zY4eFNvK5D9If6P1QZMOBw at> wrote:
> On 4/18/2010 2:48 PM, Scott Ehrlich wrote:
>> My sister's PC was gifted to her with pre-installed Windows XP. ? ?She
>> thinks it has become infected, and she has very limited funding, so I
>> said either buy a copy of Windows XP or Win 7, though I'm not
>> convinced the system can take Win 7 and Win XP is being phased out.
> The PC might be equipped with a recovery partition which can be used to
> roll-back the machine to its delivery date.

Hi Bill:

Not a bad idea, but unless I'm proven otherwise, I just don't trust
_any_ Windows system, from the first sector to the last, once it has
been infected.   I'd want it to be reformatted no matter what.

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