Nothing is virus safe...
Whilst that is true, 99.999% of attackers just don't write viruses for Linux because:
a) Most computer users use Windows
b) A lot of Linux users are highly paranoid about security ;)
c) A lot of Linux distros tend to be more secure than Windows; for example Windows has (had?) the autorun feature which a lot of viruses explited to spread easily, but with most (all?) Linux distros, there was no such thing
d) Linux setups are all different - different distros, different configuration etc. so one virus may not work on all Linux installations.
So while you are very true in saying that nothing is virus safe, Linux and Mac are just far less prone to viruses, mainly because of the lak of people writing viruses for them :)
90% of questions are answered with a rude "read the f*ing manpage, idiot"...
Perhaps if you mentioned that you read the manpage as well? Besides which, people have put a lot of time and effort into writing manpages only to have them ignored, so of course they're going to tell you to read the manpage first, if you already haven't.
including questions on how to use man to read manpages.
Did you try
man man? ;) No I'm kidding, fair enough about that point.
Of course half those manpages either don't exist or are years out of date...
I don't know what distro you're using, but a lot of my manpages are always being updated. For me, they come down with new, updated packages, or as a manpage package if they don't belong to any specific package. But I do notice the date on the ASCII manpage to be Feb 2009, but ASCII hasn't changed much since then, has it? ;)
Edited by Assembly Guy