Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 27th Nov 2006 10:55 UTC, submitted by Jean Claude
Linux French députés' offices will be equipped with a Linux operating system and open source productivity software. There will be 1154 French parliamentary workstations running on an open source OS, with OpenOffice.org, Firefox and an open source email client.
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RE[3]: Great news :)
by hal2k1 on Tue 28th Nov 2006 03:24 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Great news :)"
hal2k1
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2005-11-11

//Hopefully the design of the Linux system will make it harder for malware authors to get their wares to work.//

If one has a policy of "install applications only from the distribution repositories" then there will be no malware on the machines at all.

Guaranteed.

We are talking open source here. How does any author write an open-source malware application? Anyone and everyone can see the source code!

The phrase "open-source malware application" is an oxymoron.

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RE[4]: Great news :)
by PlatformAgnostic on Tue 28th Nov 2006 04:08 in reply to "RE[3]: Great news :)"
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2006-01-02

Do you think that linux will only run open-source software if/when it becomes big? I'm pretty sure that when a lot of people start using it, there will be a huge market for commercial software and this market will include malware.

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