Memo From Dell: Ubuntu Linux Safer Than Microsoft Windows
Jun 11, 2010, 06:13 (2 Talkback[s])
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VAR Guy for this link. ]
"Indeed, if you look hard enough you'll find Dell stating that
'Ubuntu is safer than Microsoft Windows.' Moreover, Dell quietly
says it plans to ship Ubuntu 10.04 systems in mid-2010. Here's the
scoop from The VAR Guy.
"On the one hand, Dell states the obvious: Hackers target
Windows (rather than Linux) because of Microsoft's massive
installed base. But on the other hand, it takes guts for a major PC
maker to state — in black and white — that Canonical's
Ubuntu is safer than Windows. The move will surely ruffle some
feathers in Redmond, and The VAR Guy wonders if Microsoft will come
calling to pressure Dell to retract the assertion…"