January 27, 2010

Suggestions on where do go from here..

I've used Linux off an on for quite some time now but never really got hooked on it.. and the other day I was at work running a virus scan on another hard drive when the machine that I was using got infected without me knowing it and started emails on a massive scale.. somewhere in the 1000's every 10 min.. so I decided that it would be a really good idea to get a Linux machine as a work bench machine.. my question is..

what distro would you recommend for something like that.. and are there any anti-virus/spy-ware applications that will install on a Linux machine and scan for windows based viruses..

and is there any software that anyone can recommend for doing hard drive recovery on windows based machines..

Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated..

thanks
J

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