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How Linux Helped Adopt My New Daughter

Feb 18, 2009, 19:04 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Brian Proffitt)

"Then I saw a chance on a system in the back corner of the tiny office. I turned to the manager. "Is that your server?" I asked. He puffed up with pride.

""Yes," he answered. "It uses Red Hat Linux. No viruses." (To emphasize the point he wasn't going to let my dirty flash drive near his supposedly secure Windows clients.)

"I smiled. "Yes, you know Linux doesn't have viruses? The security is good?"

""Yes..." he answered slowly. He didn't know where this was going.

""Then obviously any Linux files will have no viruses," I finished, holding up the memory stick where he could see the tiny Larry Ewing Tux logo stamped on it--the same logo on the sticker on his server. To emphasize the point, I pulled out my laptop to show him the Linux Foundation logo sticker on my machine."

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