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UT Daily Texan: Make Move to Open Source

Feb 13, 2007, 22:00 (1 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Maria Cesar)

"For now, I wonder why more people haven't heard of a sexy little Finnish operating system called Linux, a free, highly compatible, highly functional system for which there exist only 40 known viruses, none of which have become damaging to businesses. As a reference point, Windows has a known 15,000 viruses, many of which have toppled entire data systems.

"But the security alone, while a highly attractive feature of Linux, isn't the only reason it's managed to score a steadily growing cult following. For most, it's the open-source philosophy, with its emphasis on sharing that makes the egalitarian kid in us want to share a piece of the pie..."

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