Oh geez. Yet another ploy by the government to try and put us under their control in the name of protecting us. Do they seriously think they're protecting us from terrorists when they pull this kind of bullcrap?
We haven't been hit by terrorists since 9/11. And as long as the administration doesn't go ignoring intelligence suggesting there's going to be a terrorist attack, there won't be another one for a long time.
It's been almost seven and a half years. If the terrorists were really as determined to strike us on our own soil as the government makes them out to be, they would have already infiltrated our borders and done so already.
The government hasn't been tirelessly working day in and day out to stop countless terrorist attacks. The government hasn't been arresting terrorists left and right in the act of trying to attack us.
There are no terrorists here to attack us. They're so poor and undersupplied hiding in a cave somewhere that they can't even get to america much less attack america. If we really were catching terrorists in the act of trying to attack us on US soil, the news reports of their capture would be interspersed with the news reports of suicide bombings in Iraq.
Where are the "Islamic fundamentalist terrorist captured on U.S. soil" news reports? There are none. So stop feeding us this "it's for fighting terrorists" bullsh**.
If the terrorists were really that well funded and that determined, they'd hop a plane to mexico, build a bomb there, and smuggle it across the border alongside a bunch of illegal aliens. I haven't seen any reports of illegal immigrants walking across the border with bombs strapped to their chests. Have you?
Even though Ubuntu is one of the more user-friendly distros out there, it's still secure enough to be impenetrable to viruses. If I were stupid enough to accept a file from you or anyone else I don't know, and if I were stupid enough to run it with root privilages (which requires the command to be prepended with "sudo", folowed by entering your root user password, by the way), I would still be using Windows like you most likely are.