"Open Source Victoria has expressed concern that the use of
'insecure and vulnerable Microsoft platforms' have cost Australian
industry and government a great deal in lost productivity and money
and urged these sectors to upgrade to open source platforms such as
Linux and FreeBSD.
"In a media release issued today, OSV, an industry cluster of
over 60 Victorian firms and developers which provides services and
technology related to free and open source software said: 'We urge
these sectors to accelerate their current plans to upgrade to open
source platforms such as Linux and FreeBSD, which are immune from
the viruses and worms that continue to plague Microsoft's
"OSV representative Steven D'Aprano said there were reports that
the ongoing LoveSan/Blaster worm had already infected between
100,000 and 200,000 Windows systems in Australia in a single
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