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Memo From Dell: Ubuntu Linux Safer Than Microsoft Windows

Jun 11, 2010, 06:13 (2 Talkback[s])

[ Thanks to The VAR Guy for this link. ]

"Indeed, if you look hard enough you'll find Dell stating that 'Ubuntu is safer than Microsoft Windows.' Moreover, Dell quietly says it plans to ship Ubuntu 10.04 systems in mid-2010. Here's the scoop from The VAR Guy.

"On the one hand, Dell states the obvious: Hackers target Windows (rather than Linux) because of Microsoft's massive installed base. But on the other hand, it takes guts for a major PC maker to state — in black and white — that Canonical's Ubuntu is safer than Windows. The move will surely ruffle some feathers in Redmond, and The VAR Guy wonders if Microsoft will come calling to pressure Dell to retract the assertion…"

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