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iTWire: Microsoft on the Fix Again--Time for Linux?

Feb 17, 2006, 01:45 (9 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Stan Beer)

"As part of its monthly patch distribution, Microsoft has issued a series of new security updates, two of which are categorized as critical. We are told that the vulnerabilities, if left unpatched, allow hackers to run malicious code on unprotected computers. How many times have we heard the same song and why are we paying a fortune to keep hearing it?

"A friend of mine who sells computers and IT services tells me that he can sell a fully configured desktop PC loaded with Red Hat Linux and a popular open source equivalent of Microsoft Office for $300 less than the same box loaded with Windows but without Microsoft Office...!"

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