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Computerworld: Linux Desktop Growth Could Spur New Malware Activity

Apr 21, 2006, 14:30 (17 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Eric Lai)

"When the Indiana Department of Education began installing PCs running Linux in schools last year, it installed open-source antivirus software on servers to scan incoming e-mail. But it didn't bother installing antivirus software on the desktop computers.

"'I hate to admit this, but I wasn’t worried,' said Forrest Gaston, a consultant managing the project for the state. Despite heavy student usage of the Internet, Gaston's optimism has so far been borne out: 'It hasn't been an issue,' he says..."

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