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Linux and the sheer utter misery of viruses

Dec 03, 2009, 14:34 (6 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by John Spencer)

"Of course the Linux servers and the Mac/Linux desktops are immune to Windows viruses so one might hope that if a virus gets into the Windows machines, whether because of a less than perfect virus checker or security update policy, it would only serve to make the point about the vulnerability of Windows workstations.

"Not a bit of it. Every sys-admin of a mixed-environment system knows that infected Windows workstations take the whole network down, whether through broadcast storms, weird network look ups or overwhelmed firewalls."

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