VNUnet: Worms put Windows on hook

“Vulnerability to viruses leaves Microsoft open to

Claims by Sun evangelist… James Gosling, that Microsoft
operating systems are more susceptible to viruses than Unix

[see Related Story below], have been slammed by the anti-virus
community as being inaccurate and biased.”

“Paul Ducklin, head of research for Sophos, accused Gosling of
‘historical revisionism’, adding that there was nothing about Unix
that made it less prone to virus attack.”

“Kevin Street, technical manager at Symantec, claimed that in
some ways writing viruses for Unix was actually easier than for
Windows, because the Unix kernel is freely available to anyone who
wants it.”

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