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Wired: Windows-Haters Crow Over Worm

May 09, 2000, 11:39 (7 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Leander Kahney)

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"While most of the world convalesces from the Love Bug worm, people running alternatives to Windows are smugly congratulating themselves for knowing better than to use Microsoft software."

"The Love Bug and its variants over the last few days have melted down millions of computers worldwide and caused up to billions of dollars in damages. But clever users running Macs, the BeOS and various flavors of Unix instead of the majority OS happily gloat that they were immune to the attacks."

"Many of these users gleefully pointed out on message boards and mailing lists that the worm didn't do damage to all computer users; it only harmed Windows users who employ Microsoft's Outlook and Outlook Express email software."

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