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GNU/Linux: Don't Call Them PC Viruses

Mar 16, 2010, 14:02 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Gene Alexander)

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"I use a PC. Actually, I use several PCs. My small business has 5 tower PC systems and 1 laptop PC system. All of these are what is called a PC. Any computer that can be purchased by an individual and used by said person for personal “stuff” is by definition a Personal Computer also known as a PC. That includes Apple Computer Systems Personal Computers known as “Macs”. All of these devices are PCs.

"So, we all can agree that all of these devices are PC systems. The fact that malware are written primarily for PC systems is a given and is well reported in the news. The fact that malware are written primarily for Microsoft Windows based PC systems is often not reported. When such a connection is made in the press or on a Microsoft friendly web site then the caveat is often added that Microsoft Windows suffers from popularity."

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