Linked by David Adams on Tue 22nd Jun 2010 16:14 UTC, submitted by sjvn
Privacy, Security, Encryption A Computerworld editorial takes note of some interesting changes Dell made to the Linux page we linked to last week. They watered down some of their pro-Linux claims, but not as far as you might think.
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by bert64 on Wed 23rd Jun 2010 08:42 UTC in reply to "RE: From the article ..."
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On the other hand, Linux has source code backwards compatibility going a lot further than windows... Applications written for early unix systems can often compile and run successfully on a modern linux box.

Most linux malware is in the form of backdoored services that are intended to be manually installed and used by a hacker, whereas windows malware is typically automated because few hackers would manually target windows machines - their only value is in large hordes for ddos/spam purposes.

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