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SecurityFocus: Consumer Grade *nix

Apr 24, 2004, 05:30 (19 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Daniel Hanson)

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"Is 'Ship it now, fix it once it's sold' a good business model? It is likely an approach to get a product to market early, or perhaps more honestly, to market on time. But after an experience I had on the weekend, I wonder about the sense of this approach and worry that the push to get Linux and Unix adopted on the desktop, through low cost outlets such as Walmart, will depend on this strategy. The consequence will be a rash of viruses written for these platforms, and the reputation of Unix and Linux will take an equivalent hit..."

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