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ZDNet Asia: Is Microsoft losing its grip in Asia?

Oct 29, 2001, 17:36 (22 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Irene Tham)

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"Immediately after the Nimda attack, Ho deleted the Windows operating system from infected servers and clients to prevent the virus from spreading, and replaced them with the Linux operating system. Uninfected computers were also moved to Linux, an open source program that is freely available over the Internet.

At the same time, the 50-man firm dumped Microsoft Office for Sun Microsystem's StarOffice as its desktop productivity tool.

'The peace of mind--from knowing that viruses which exploit Microsoft system vulnerabilities cannot touch Linux--is priceless,' Ho said. The company's 40-odd Sun Solaris and Macintosh computers remain unscathed, he noted."

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