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..."