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ZDNet UK: Experts call on firms to embrace bug free Linux

May 06, 2000, 01:32 (11 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Will Knight)

"There is no better argument for using Linux than yesterday's computer virus outbreak, say Linux distributors and anti-virus experts Friday."

"The global dominance of Microsoft's software is one of the reasons that 'ILOVEYOU' was so prolific. Another reason is the way Windows is designed to allow programs to inter-operate and affect the operating system with few restraints."

"Linux is not just safer because it is less common, say distributors, but because of the way it is structured. Ruediger Berlich, Managing Director of Germany-based SuSE Linux points out that because Linux is immune to Windows viruses such the "Love Bug" businesses should seriously consider it as an alternative."

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