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Linux "As desktop Linux becomes ever more professional, and with Microsoft still a year away from shipping its new Vista version of Windows, could now be the time to go open-source on the desktop? Of course, circumstances will vary from company to company, but if you're ready to make the move, there's a good crop of Linux distributions ready to accommodate your needs."
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All I can say is:
by Windows Sucks on Fri 25th Nov 2005 11:52 UTC
Windows Sucks
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2005-11-10

Not ready for the desktop? And Windows is?

When Linux has this going on you call me!

http://www.wfaa.com/sharedcontent/dws/bus/stories/112505dnbuscptwor...

" Sober is known to only affect computers running the Windows operating system. It appears that Apple and Linux computer users have not been affected."

As always!

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RE: All I can say is:
by on Fri 25th Nov 2005 14:32 in reply to "All I can say is:"
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Wow. A virus made for Windows only affects Windows machines? What a shock!

Get a grip. People make Windows viruses because 95% of the world uses Windows on the desktop. There are hundreds of security holes discovered in Linux software each month, but it's far too small a market to even bother exploiting. (Plus it's very hard to make a binary work on multiple distros!)

But don't let that stop your irrational fanboyism, eh?

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RE[2]: All I can say is:
by Ookaze on Fri 25th Nov 2005 15:15 in reply to "RE: All I can say is:"
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2005-11-14

People make Windows viruses because 95% of the world uses Windows on the desktop

Actually, less than 95 % people use Windows on the desktop, but that's irrelevant.
What I would like to know then, is why people make Linux viruses (because it's used by less than 5 % people ?). We all know the answers and why what you say is BS, it has been debated again and again.
Your explanation just does not stand when we compare attacks on Apache (70 % of the web server market) versus IIS (less than 25 %), where IIS stilll has a far greater number of attacks.

There are hundreds of security holes discovered in Linux software each month ... don't let that stop your irrational fanboyism

When I see what you say there, I can say you have some guts really. And you dare talk about "irrational fanboyism". Because of course, it's not irrational to compare a security hole in gdk-pixbuf 0.22 and a worm which is spreading fast ...

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RE[2]: All I can say is:
by Windows Sucks on Fri 25th Nov 2005 15:23 in reply to "RE: All I can say is:"
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2005-11-10

Please!

"People make Windows viruses because 95% of the world uses Windows on the desktop"

Get out of here, if you go to Mcafee.com and look up Linux worms and viruses you will see that almost NONE of them are rated as high! Unlike almost ALL of the Windows viruses!

On top of that last time I looked the internet is running on Linux! Most webhosting companies run on LINUX! If you really wanted to take something down why not take down a bunch of websites etc!

Sorry to say but if you could hack Linux machines so easy I am SURE that it would be a big deal and Microsoft would be ALL over it with their get out the facts crap!

Sorry to say but even if 5 people used Windows the holes would be there! It is also a fact that to use Windows YOU need virus scan (Recomended by MS them selves) You NEED anti spyware software etc! On linux you DON'T need it!

As a matter of fact let me quote one virus scan vendor:

"while a 100 percent Linux environment is orders of magnitude less likely to be hit be a virus, many Linux deployments are within heterogeneous, not homogeneous, environments. Windows clients and servers on the network bring a vast array of potential infection points, and having an antivirus engine on a Linux server will protect the health of the overall network, even if the Linux machine itself is not vulnerable."

http://www.linuxplanet.com/linuxplanet/print/5997/

LOL! So I need to buy software for my Linux machines to protect my Windows machines! LOL! That is funny!

Those are not my "irrational" words but the words of people who want to sell me software! LOL!

The last thing I must say is that MS has 50 Billion in the bank and yet they get compared to Linux on a regular! Bill Gates is up at night with his buggy, glitchy Xboxes dreaming about Linux! That is sad!

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RE[2]: All I can say is:
by jziegler on Fri 25th Nov 2005 21:12 in reply to "RE: All I can say is:"
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Most people drive a "Skoda" car in Czech Republic. It still does not make it the best car available. Only the most "good-enough" one. So much for rational arguments.

I accept that Windows is good enough for most people. Let them use it! Let them have it! I have no need in Linux becoming the dominant platform. Definitely not for the sake of doing "good-enough" things instead of the technically better ones. I like it the way it is. Which does not mean it is perfect and cannot get better.

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