Linked by Mike Martin on Mon 14th Jul 2003 17:42 UTC
Linux After reading yet another "why Linux is not ready for the desktop" article/discussion, I decided that, as someone who uses Linux exclusively at home, its about time I wrote my response to the attitudes expressed. I have been using Linux since January 1999 (Red Hat 5.2 off of a cover disc).
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RE: Darius
by archie steel on Tue 15th Jul 2003 04:39 UTC

I think that saying Linux is 'virus free' is misleading at best, outright lying at worst.

There are virtually no Linux viruses in the wild. There's maybe two or three worms, but their damage has been very limited.

For all practical purposes, the risk of catching a virus on Linux tends toward zero. So it's not that misleading to say that Linux is "virus free", because that's an accurate representation of the current situation out there.