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LinuxPlanet: Guide Gets Readers Away From Windows Gotchas

Sep 08, 2005, 22:00 (1 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Ibrahim Haddad)

"Why did you decide to write Peter van der Linden's Guide to Linux book?

"The genesis of the book was when my elderly uncle called to ask me for help. His Windows PC got hacked and taken over. He didn't understand what had happened or why. When I looked into it, I found that the flow of Windows insecurities over the last few years has now turned into a raging torrent. It just sweeps away anyone unwary. It's a sizeable amount of work keeping up with the patches for the Windows 'virus of the week...'"

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