Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 9th Jan 2006 11:27 UTC
Linspire Linspire has started another attempt at selling computers pre-installed with their operating system - this time by teaming up with Mirus - called the Koobox. Ars looks at the situation: "At this point it is hard to assess the potential of the Koobox systems. If it succeeds, the product could help legitimize desktop Linux and bring it further into the mainstream. Regardless of how many get sold, the availability of yet another budget Linux PC illuminates the growing popularity of the Linux platform, and contributes to the perception that Linux is applicable to desktop computing."
Thread beginning with comment 83636
To read all comments associated with this story, please click here.
"Immune to Spyware"
by Tobbe on Mon 9th Jan 2006 20:24 UTC
Tobbe
Member since:
2005-07-06

From Koobox "Linux? What is Linux?" section:

Linux is a computer operating system (OS) like Microsoft Windows or Apple OS X – only it's better. Better because it is...
- Free from viruses
- Immune to spyware
- Extremely stable
- Very affordable


"Immune to spyware" sounds like a claim I wouldn't want to make. The chances of getting nasty software installed that doesn't do what you thought it would do is significantly lesser in a Linux environment than in a Windows one, but "immune"? People can still rename nasty binaries to BritneyNudeRunMeNow, can't they?

Reply Score: 1