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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RE[2]: From the article ...
by bert64 on Wed 23rd Jun 2010 08:42 UTC in reply to "RE: From the article ..."
bert64
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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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RE[3]: From the article ...
by nt_jerkface on Wed 23rd Jun 2010 09:20 in reply to "RE[2]: From the article ..."
nt_jerkface Member since:
2009-08-26

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.

You mean command line utilities that can also be compiled and ran in cygwin. Anyways source code backwards compatibility doesn't mean much to users.

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.


What?????? Never heard of identity theft, password theft, file extortion, anti-malware extortion????

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