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OrangeCrate: What Linux Doesn’t Need

Apr 26, 2004, 22:45 (2 Talkback[s])

"I am absolutely appalled at a quote that was attributed to a Goldman Sachs analyst in a recent article. I would give you the link to the story, but the author doesn't like links and expressly forbids same, so I respect that choice. The quote (which again, I can only paraphrase here) basically was calling for a disruptive virus to hit Corporate Enterprise Users desktops in order for Linux to gain a foothold on the desktop.

"As a former antivirus company employee, I find such a call irresponsible, poorly timed and an affront to the community. On so many levels, such a call is, quite frankly, utterly wrong. Linux does not need any virus to disrupt end-users lives. Linux does not need any association with anyone writing viruses. Linux does not need anyone to call for people to write viruses to do such a thing to become an effective desktop..."

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